Batterer Intervention: Program Approaches and Criminal Justice Strategies
Requiring batterers to attend intervention programming as a condition of probation or as a component of pretrial diversion is becoming an integral part of many jurisdictions' response to domestic violence. This report addresses the need for increased info. exchange between criminal justice professionals & batterer treatment providers. Specifically, it will help criminal justice personnel -- including prosecutors, judges, probation officers, & victim advocates -- better understand the issues surrounding batterer intervention & enable them to make appropriate referrals to programs & to communicate effectively with program providers.
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Page 19 - NONTHREATENING BEHAVIOR Talking and acting so that she feels safe and comfortable expressing herself and doing things.
Page 4 - USING INTIMIDATION Making her afraid by using looks, actions, gestures • smashing things • destroying her property • abusing pets • displaying weapons. USING MALE PRIVILEGE Treating her like a servant • making all the big decisions • acting like the "master of the castle" • being the one to define men's and women's roles.
Page 19 - SHARED RESPONSIBILITY Mutually agreeing on a fair distribution of work, making family decisions together. RESPONSIBLE PARENTING Sharing parental responsibilities, being a positive nonviolent role model for the children.
Page 4 - Making light of the abuse and not taking her concerns about it seriously • saying the abuse didn't happen • shifting responsibility for abusive behavior • saying she caused it...
Page 19 - HONESTY AND ACCOUNTABILITY Accepting responsibility for self • acknowledging past use of violence • admitting being wrong • communicating openly and truthfully.
Page 4 - Minimizing, denying, and blaming (making light of the abuse and not taking her concerns about it seriously, saying the abuse didn't happen, shifting responsibility for abusive behavior, saying she caused it...
Page 4 - USING CHILDREN Making her feel guilty about the children* using ' the children to relay messages • using visitation to harass her • threatening to take the children away.
Page 4 - Emotional Abuse Putting her down or making her feel bad about herself, calling her names, making her think she's crazy, mind games. \ Using Male Privilege Treating her like a servant, making all the big decisions, acting like the master of the castle.