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Menu of state batterer intervention program laws
  • Published Date:
    January 29, 2015
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Public Health Law Program (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.))
  • Description:
    Batterer intervention programs are family violence education programs that “seek to reform batterer behavior through psycho-education, cognitive-behavioral intervention, couples counseling, or an assessment of individual needs and batterer typology.” Batterer intervention programs are often mandated in judicial sentencing for domestic violence offenders. In the 1980s, several states began developing standards and guidelines for these programs, and some states have incorporated these standards into law. This menu provides an inventory of state statutes and regulations that specifically reference batterer intervention programs or services.

    This document was developed by Dawn Pepin, JD, MPH, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education fellow, and Aila Hoss, JD, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education fellow, with the assistance of Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS, Director, with the Public Health Law Program (PHLP) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support.

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