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NCJ Number: 156598 Find in a Library
Title: Safety for Women: Monitoring Batterers' Programs
Author(s): B Hart
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 174
Sponsoring Agency: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Sale Source: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
2405 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides information and guidelines for the monitoring of batterers' treatment programs by advocates for battered women to ensure that battered women are not given false hope from batterers' programs that show little promise of success.
Abstract: One of the goals of the information provided in this manual is to enable battered women's advocates to make informed decisions about the monitoring and evaluation of batterers' programs from the perspective of advocacy for battered women; to design and oversee batterers' programs; and to enter into agreements for cooperation and collaboration with batterers' programs. The manual also provides material that will enable advocates to share information with battered women about the philosophy, goals, and curricula of the batterers' program; about methods for monitoring and evaluating a batterer's progress; and about plans for their safety and opportunities for feedback. Further, the manual encourages pro-feminist men and activist women who are working with batterers to solicit oversight and monitoring from battered women's programs. It also encourages those who work with batterers to use strategies of accountability to battered women. Another goal is to make the monitoring of batterers' programs an essential part of advocacy for battered women. Extensive appended supplementary material
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Abused women; Abusing spouses; Spouse abuse treatment programs
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