Implementing a Batterer Intervention Program in a Correctional Setting: A Tertiary Prevention Model
This study discusses the pretest and posttest results of a batterer's intervention program (BIP) implemented within a California state prison substance abuse program (SAP), with a recommendation for further programs to be implemented within correctional institutions.
The efficacy of utilizing correctional facilities to reach offenders who self-report domestic violence behaviors is evaluated. The 52-week curriculum was designed to address the unique environment of a correctional setting and the characteristics of the participants, using established psycho-educational and cognitive-behavioral methods.
A repeated measurement design was used to evaluate the participants' cognitive changes, including acceptance of personal responsibility for abusive behaviors. Using a modified Abusive Behavior Inventory along with Criminal Thinking Scales, participants were tested at intake and again at 18 sessions.
Their responses were statistically significant to p < .01.
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"Another Way...Choosing to Change"
52-week Batterer Intervention curriculum which meets California standards.
Has been used successfully in secular and faith-based groups; community programs and jail/prison settings.
"R.O.A.R.-Resolving Our Anger Responsibly"
16-week (90 minute) anger management curriculum
Publication pending Summer 2018