Do Batterers' Programs Work?

This paper examines the complexities of any attempt to answer the question: Do batterers' programs work? It examines the term "works," looks at the published outcome data on BIP evaluation, and suggests policy and program directions for the future.

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Do Batterers' Programs Work? by Jeffrey L. Edleson for Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) (1995)

"This paper examines the complexities of any attempt to answer the question: Do batterers' programs work? It starts by examining the term 'works' and the various meanings people attach to this term when evaluating batterers' programs. It then looks at the published outcome data on batterers' programs and examines their results through the various lenses of the public debate on treatment effectiveness. The article concludes with suggested policy and program directions for the future of intervention with men who batter."

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