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What must be the focus of a domestic violence perpetrator treatment program?

(1) A domestic violence perpetrator treatment program must focus treatment primarily on ending the participant's physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.
(2) The program must hold the participant accountable for:
(a) The abuse that occurred; and
(b) Changing the participant's violent and abusive behaviors.
(3) The program must base all treatment on strategies and philosophies that do not blame the victim or imply that the victim shares any responsibility for the abuse which occurred.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150. WSR 01-08-046, ยง 388-60-0045, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]
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