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November 28, 2023

25-10-5.1 Counseling required for domestic abuse defendant placed on probation

If a court places a defendant on probation upon receiving a verdict or plea of guilty for a crime involving domestic abuse, the court shall order that a condition of the defendant’s probation is that the defendant attend domestic abuse counseling. Failure to attend domestic abuse counseling is a violation of the defendant’s probation. Domestic abuse counseling includes issues of power and control, accountability, emotional regulation, or cognitive work addressing errors in thinking. The court may recommend individual or group counseling meeting the requirements of domestic abuse counseling, where available.