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NCJ Number: 221936 Find in a Library
Title: Outcomes of Case Management for African-American Men in Batterer Counseling
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:23  Issue:3  Dated:April 2008  Pages:173-181
Author(s): Edward W. Gondolf
Corporate Author: Mid-Atlantic Addiction Training Institute (MAATI)
United States of America
Date Published: April 2008
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Mid-Atlantic Addiction Training Institute (MAATI)
Indiana, PA 15705
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
Grant Number: 01-DS-19-12069;2001-WT-BX-0003
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In response to a previous study that recommended additional referrals and community programming in order to extend the impact of specialized batterer counseling, the current study tested the effectiveness of including case management as part of a batterer program in Pittsburgh, PA.
Abstract: On the whole, the evaluation found little benefit from the case management. Compared to the treatment participants who did not receive case management, those who received case management were not less likely to reassault their partners. The men who contacted any additional assistance in the form of other counseling or other help were no less likely to reassault their partners or to be rearrested. The small portion of men who received some form of drug and alcohol treatment or "other help" did have slightly lower rates of reassault and rearrest, but this tendency was not statistically significant. In fact, the men with drug and alcohol treatment or other counseling were significantly more likely to have threatened their female partner during the followup. This may be because the men blamed their partners for having to participate in the extra services, were more distressed and threatening, or were aggravated by the additional issues identified in the services. A previous process evaluation exposed difficulties in implementing the case management component of the treatment, getting men to complete the referrals, and in delivering the referral programming. Improving program outcomes may require a more consistent, intensive, and comprehensive implementation of case management. A quasi-experimental design compared batterer program outcomes of a sample of African-American men who entered the batterer program under the case management project (n=202) to a sample of African-American men who entered the program prior to the case management (n=482). Reassaults were identified through a 12-month followup with the female partners at 3-month intervals. 4 tables and 34 references
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Black/African Americans; Case management; Domestic assault; NIJ grant-related documents; Pennsylvania; Spouse abuse treatment programs; Treatment effectiveness
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