Batterer Intervention Programs and Victim Safety

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October 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On October 24, 2018, at 2 p.m. e.t., the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Dr. David Adams and Gabriela (Gaby) Nunez-Santiago on “Batterer Intervention Programs and Victim Safety.”

Batterer Intervention Programs (BIP) provide an opportunity for program participants to be accountable for their abusive behavior. One key aspect of BIPs is the outreach they provide to partners of abusers for the purposes of making referrals to victim advocacy programs and safety planning. Various outcome studies show that BIPs often provide empowerment for victims by validating their experience and reinforcing that they are not responsible for the abusive behavior. This session will describe model practices for BIP outreach to victims as well as collaboration with victim advocacy programs.

Note: This session will be recorded and posted on the Past Sessions tab when available.