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NCJ Number: 156625 Find in a Library
Title: Accountability: Program Standards for Batterer Intervention Services
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
United States of America
Editor(s): B J Hart
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 82
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: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report on program standards for batterer intervention services focuses on the fundamentals of batterer intervention services, interface standards, structural components of intervention services, and intervention content.
Abstract: The report notes that intervention standards promote the elimination of domestic violence by providing guidelines for ethical and accountable intervention systems to protect battered women and children while seeking to eliminate domestic violence. Such standards establish the minimum level of responsibility, service, and accountability expected from providers. In addition to presenting a statement of philosophy and the purposes of intervention standards, a discussion of the fundamentals of batterer intervention services considers principles of practice and ethical standards for intervention programs in Pennsylvania. A section on interface standards addresses funding guidelines, intervention programs and battered partners, intervention programs and the justice system, and intervention service and domestic violence programs. A section on the structural components of intervention services discusses intake contract components, confidentiality, participant rules, discharge, partner contact, intervention approaches, networking, staff, advertising and public information policy, community education component, and monitoring intervention programs. The section on intervention content contains a curriculum outline. Seven appendixes present supplementary information and material for various intervention standards.
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Abused women; Battered wives treatment; Battered women programs; Pennsylvania
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