Announcing New Publication on Batterer Intervention Programs

We are excited to announce that Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, is soliciting recommendations for batterer intervention programs to include in a publication about promising approaches for working with men who batter. The publication is currently funded by “The Woods” Charitable Foundation and the Office on Violence Against Women.

The purpose of the publication is to share information that will support capacity building and help a broad range of stakeholders improve how they respond to domestic violence. The publication will be disseminated widely at key conferences and meetings related to domestic violence and online through a variety of electronic newsletters, websites and list-serves.

Two categories of programs will be included in the publication:

  1. Batterer intervention programs that use research and evaluation to inform, adapt and measure programmatic effectiveness. These are programs that are being consistently implemented and evaluation data are collected and used for ongoing program improvement.
  2. Batterer intervention programs that use approaches or strategies that have not been evaluated for effectiveness, but are generally supported by provider experience, research and program measures that track progress.

A variety of program types will be included, such as military, faith-based, parenting, and trauma-focused programs. Programs that integrate services to address multiple challenges such as mental illness and substance abuse will also be featured. We will not include individual therapy programs.

The deadline for program recommendation is May 25th, 2012. The telephone screenings will take place in May and June 2012, and final programs will be selected by July 15th, 2012. Site visits will begin in August 2012. We hope to release the publication in Winter 2013. To submit a recommendation, please fill out the submission form by clicking here

If you have any questions, please contact Casey Corcoran at ccorcoran@futureswithoutviolence.org.

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