Juergen has also served as a resource person with various policy-making organizations and government committees, including the (Quebec) Conseil du statut de la femme, the Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women, and the Canadian Council on Social Development. He has given dozens of presentations and workshops, provided staff development training, and has published extensively in several countries on intervention with domestic violence perpetrators. Since his move to Texas, he has served with the domestic violence council of greater Houston as well as the Texas Council on Family Violence.
Research conducted by Juergen has specialized in evaluating programs for domestic violence offenders using qualitative methods and survey work. Jointly with Juliet Austin, M.A., he conducted the first national surveys in Canada and the U.S.on the prevalence, content, and implications of standards for domestic violence offender programs. These findings have been published in leading journals in both countries. More recently, with colleagues at the Graduate School of Social Work (University of Houston), he has conducted a major statewide consumer audit of domestic violence resources in collaboration with the Texas Council on Family Violence, and an institutionally-based sex offender treatment program in Harris County (Juvenile Probation Department). Dr. Dankwort most recently completed a safety audit of domestic violence resources in New Westminster, British Columbia and is working on an anthology of innovative practices with domestic violence offenders participating in psycho-social intervention programs. In collaboration with the (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Dr. Dankwort plans to replicate an earlier study of program standards working with domestically violent offenders in 2004. More information to follow.