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Working with Perpetrators: Balancing Accountability and Risk



This presentation will expand on perceptions and skills about having discussions and exploring internal accountability with perpetrators. Specific tools created with input from perpetrators in the program will be shared including an analogy that helps facilitate meaning discussion about accountability with individuals and groups. Participants will be: 1) Aware of a definition of accountability that focuses on an individual’s internal perspective, 2) Able t o identify domains of accountability, and 3) Understand the analogy of the bases of accountability and how to use it to facilitate deeper discussion with participants

Jeffrie Cape, MSSA, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, Director of Charron Services
Jeffrie Cape, MSSA, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, Director of Charron Services

Jeffrie Cape is a licensed master social worker with over 25 years of experience. She joined ADA (Alternative to Domestic Aggression), part time, in 2001 where she continues to facilitate groups, train and develop and refine curriculum. She also created programming for the MDOC and trained their staff on how to implement the program. In 2003 she became the director of Charron Services and started HEAL (Helping Explore Accountable Lifestyles) which meets through community corrections Step Forward program. In 2005 she expanded services to include WEAVE (Women Exploring Accountably Violent Encounters) a program for women arrested for violence. In 2006 she moved her private practice to Charron Services where she works with a varied client population addressing issues of substance abuse, couples counseling, children, mental health issues, life adjustment, trauma and violence. She is an active member of NASW-Michigan where she was the chair of the education and training committee. In 2011, Gov. Snyder appointed her to the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board. She is also a founding member of AQUILA

Session Materials

Accountability handout
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