Batterer Intervention Programs

I frequently get asked to comment on the efficacy of batterer intervention programs when I teach on the subject of domestic violence. The truth is, this is pretty far outside my scope of practice, so I can’t offer much on the topic, except to refer people to some of my colleagues who do the work. Now, however, there’s a new report that speaks to the issue, for those of you who are interested.

The Family Violence Prevention Fund received funding to host a meeting with experts last year, and the report on the meeting has just been released. You can read an overview here (check out the links for papers at the bottom); the full report here (PDF).