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ammunition to their attorney or to their local police agency.

3.SYSTEMS' RESPONSIBILITY

a.Training on domestic violence and its impact on the workplace should be required for all managers, supervisors, employee assistance professionals (whether on-site or an outside vendor), human resources personnel, and security staff. Training should be strongly encouraged for union and labor representatives.

Training on domestic violence in the workplace should include information on the ways in which domestic violence impacts on the workplace, including the potential impact on worker productivity, in addition to a general overview of domestic violence as outlined in the  Guiding Principles, 3.a.. Training should be thorough and ongoing.

b.Employers should coordinate with local law enforcement to establish response plans as part of workplace security.

c.Employers should coordinate with Employee Assistance Program practitioners to facilitate referrals for victims in the workplace to EAP which can be helpful in linking victims with local community domestic violence programs.

(20) New York City Victim Services Agency, Report on the Costs of Domestic Violence, 1987.

(21) Schechter and Gray, "A Framework for Understanding and Empowering Battered Women," in Abuse and Victimization Across the Life Span, ed., Straus, 1988.

Criminal Justice, Legal, and Judicial Systems

Domestic violence cases are brought-and victims and offenders are identified-in both our criminal and civil justice systems. However, a victim's first contact with law enforcement or the courts rarely happens after the first, or even the second, domestic incident.

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