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Batterer Intervention Program Resources

Batterer Intervention: Doing the Work, Measuring the Success: A Report on the December 2009 Experts Roundtable, prepared by Lucy Salcido Carter. This report by the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the National Institute on Justice helps advance the dialogue on how and why to work with abusive men so that women and children can live lives free of violence and fear. The following served as advisors and/or developed papers and presentations: Etiony Aldarondo, Edward Gondolf, Barbara Hart, David Adams, Jeff Edleson, and Deni Carise.

Programs for Men Who Batter: Intervention and Prevention Strategies in a Diverse Society, Editors: Etiony Aldarondo, Ph.D. and Fernando Mederos, Ed.D., Civic Research Institute (4478 U.S. Route 27, P.O. Box 585, Kingston, NJ 08528. To order: http://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/mwb.html

This publication provides in-depth coverage of the full array of issues professionals in this field must address. The editors, recognized experts in batterer studies, address the public safety, criminal justice, societal, cultural and clinical issues surrounding batterer interventions. They focus on the critical need for intervention program providers to hold batterers accountable for their actions, and to coordinate program services with domestic violence victim services groups.

The bookspotlights 10 different batterer intervention programs that go beyond the "one size fits all" approach, including extensive examples of actual interventions with specific clients. The practitioners who developed these innovative approaches describe in detail their programs and procedures. You'll learn:

  • How the programs operate;

  • How different programs are targeted to work with different groups of men; and

  • How programs deal with issues such as the safety of victims of violence and coordination with the criminal justice system.