The Effectiveness of Batterer Intervention Programs: A Literature Review and Recommendations for Next Steps

Commissioned by FISA Foundation

Prepared by Patricia Cluss, PhD, and Alina Bodea, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh, March 2011

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The purpose of this report is to provide a full and critical review of the effectiveness of batterers’ intervention programs as evaluated in recent research published in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of medical and social science. We also make recommendations for next steps for researchers and BIP program developers, based on the results of the review. This review focuses only on group models of intervention, as there is very little research into individual models of batterer treatment.