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Research & Statistics

Current Research on Batterer Intervention Programs and Implications for Policy

Published: December, 2017| Kathleen J. Ferraro, PhD

Batterer intervention programs (BIPs) emerged in the United States in the late 1970s as one component of the social response to intimate partner violence (IPV). The goal of this paper is to review… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Batterer Intervention Programs and Victim Safety: Where Do We Go From Here?

Published: June, 2017| Sharon “Sherry” Aaron, LCSW

Victim safety hinges on effective Batterer Intervention Programs (BIPs), yet studies have shown that there is high recidivism and dropout rates among BIP participants—raising questions about BIP… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Working with Men Who Batter as Fathers

Published: April, 2017| Melissa Scaia

Most traditional parenting curricula 
seek to get the parent to “do something different.” Many traditional parenting curricula are inadequate to address the beliefs held by men who batter and abuse.… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Facilitating Groups with Men Who Batter

Published: March, 2017| Melissa Scaia

Often when the police are called to respond to domestic violence, men who batter are arrested, convicted, and then likely sent to a batterers intervention program. What community support, programming… View this resource

Webinar Recording

We See You: Supervising Stalking Offenders

Published: March, 2017| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

Stalking is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Often, violations of no contact orders, calls from jail, and other forms of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Organizing and Developing a Batterers Intervention Program

Published: February, 2017| Melissa Scaia, MPA

Batterers Intervention Programs (BIPs) are most effective when they are organized and developed as part of a Coordinated Community Response (CCR).  In this webinar, presenter Melissa Scaia, will… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Risk Assessment in Batterer Intervention

Published: November, 2016| A. Mervyn Davies

Colorado domestic violence treatment standards have been revised to provide for differentiated treatment intensities, based on risks and needs. This workshop explains the development and use of the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

What Advocates Need to Know about Batterer Intervention Programs

Published: April, 2016| Stephanie Avalon, Graham Barnes

In many communities, Victim Advocacy and Batterer Intervention Programs (BIP)have little interaction or even knowledge about each other’s work. This despite both being deeply involved in the lives of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Victim Centered Interviewing for Probation

Published: February, 2016| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

In an attempt to enhance the safety of those victimized by offenders, probation officers are increasingly interacting with victims. This session addresses signs of secondary trauma that could result… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Differentiated Domestic Violence Offender Treatment in Colorado: What it is and How it’s Working

Published: February, 2016| Cheryl Davis

In 2010, Colorado began implementing revised standards and now employs a differentiated treatment model for domestic violence offenders. This model is based on the Risk, Needs and Responsivity… View this resource

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Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan

Published: January, 2015| Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan

The Batterer Intervention Services of Michigan Coalition's website contains useful national information on state standards in batterer treatment, and presentations by Lundy Bancroft. View this resource

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Community Supervision of Domestic Violence Offenders

Published: January, 2015| American Probation and Parole Association

The Office on Violence Against Women of the U. S. Department of Justice awarded funding to the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) for a project that has: compiled information on… View this resource

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Emerge

Published: January, 2015| Emerge

Founded in 1977, Emerge was the first abuser education program in the United States. Since its creation, Emerge has been a national leader in working to end violence in intimate relationships. View this resource

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Men Stopping Violence

Published: January, 2015| Men Stopping Violence

MSV works locally, nationally and internationally to dismantle belief systems, social structures and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. MSV looks to… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

A Community Process: Strategies to Improve the Response to Domestic Violence

Published: June, 2014| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, a trainer and lecturer on domestic violence, discusses probation group conferencing, motivational interview techniques, and the importance of community collaboration. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Responding to Stalking: A Guide for Community Corrections Officers

Published: January, 2011| Stalking Resource Center

Community corrections officers who understand the nature and dynamics of stalking can enhance public safety and help save lives. This guide provides an overview of stalking and suggestions on how… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us

Published: June, 2009| Jackie Campbell, David Adams, Richard Gelles

In this video experts discuss cases of domestic violence that escalate to homicide followed by suicide. Although the economy and unemployment are risk factors, prior domestic violence is by far the… View this resource