James E. Henderson Jr. MSW, CAC-R, provides training, nationally and internationally, on effective probation practice with domestic violence offenders. He is the Director of Offender Accountability for the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention and a private consultant. From 2008-2019, he provided technical assistance for the US Department of Justice federally funded grantees through The Battered Women’s Justice Project. He has partnered with several national and international training organizations on a multitude of projects around offender accountability, collaboration, and intervention. He is also the Clinical Director of Accountable Choices, a Batterer Intervention and Fatherhood Program within the Detroit metropolitan area since 1995.
Prior to becoming a trainer, James gained his experience as a probation officer supervising domestic violence offenders. For many years, Jim was responsible for overseeing the policies and practices of Intensive Probation for Domestic Violence offenders in Ann Arbor, MI. He was assigned to the Washtenaw County Domestic Violence Unit as part of the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women’s “Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative” from 1999 to 2005, and worked from a system perspective to enhance victims’ safety and defendant accountability. Previously, he was the Clinical Director of Straight, Inc., a family-oriented substance abuse program for drug-using young people and their families.