Batterer Intervention Programs
The following are resources that address batterer accountability and intervention services, including State and local examples.
Achieving Batterer Accountability in the Child Protection System
Explores how the child welfare system can use the legal system to hold batterers accountable.
Batterer Intervention: Doing the Work and Measuring the Progress (PDF - 1935 KB)
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Describes findings from a 2009 roundtable meeting of batterer intervention experts, summarizes the key themes that emerged from the discussions, and recommends next steps for the field of batterer intervention.
Breaking the Cycle: Fathering After Violence. Curriculum Guidelines and Tools for Batterer Intervention Programs
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2004)
Aims to increase men's awareness of the effects on children of domestic violence, motivation to stop abusive behavior, capacity for healing and having constructive relationships with their children, and support of their partner's parenting.
Offers intervention to fathers who have abused or neglected their children or exposed them to the abuse of their mothers; trains communities in engaging, assessing, and intervening with high-risk men; and conducts research to improve outcomes and increase men's awareness and application of child-centered fathering.
Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence: Batterer Intervention Programs
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)
Describes batterer intervention programs that have been reviewed and rated using the CEBC Scientific Rating scale to determine the level of evidence for the program.
Practical Considerations for Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter (PDF - 582 KB)
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
Provides an overview of practical considerations related to parenting interventions programs for men who batter. This is a companion paper to Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter.
State and local examples
Accountability and Connection With Abusive Men: A New Child Protection Response to Increasing Family Safety (PDF - 603 KB)
Massachusetts Department of Social Services Domestic Violence Unit & Family Violence Prevention Fund (2004)
Describes strategies for interviewing and working with abusers, focusing on holding offenders accountable for their behavior and providing motivations for change.
Batterer Accountability: Responding to Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence
Recommends improvements to the child protective services investigation and case planning process in Washington State by including batterer accountability efforts and strengthening collaboration between child welfare and domestic violence services.
Protecting Families: Multidisciplinary Strategies With Men Who Batter (PDF - 864 KB)
Describes St. Louis County's approach to improving system responses to co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment.
State Standards Listing by State
Batterer Intervention Services of Michigan
Links to online information about standards for batterer intervention programs in the 45 States that have such standards.