Community mental health centers are becoming increasingly involved in the delivery of services to victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. To help centers plan a domestic violence program and address the risk of liability in treating clients who may be dangerous, the authors suggest principles to guide clinical decisions, standards for service delivery, and standards for staff development.
Jordan, C.E. & Walker, R. (1994). Implementing domestic violence standards of practice for community mental health centers. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 45(2) 147 - 151.