National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

An In-Depth Examination of Batterer Intervention and Alternative Treatment Approaches for Domestic Violence Offenders (2012-2018)

This National Institute of Justice-funded study complements Part II of the 2010-2016 National Science Foundation-funded study, and focuses on intimate partner violence cases only. Using a variety of data collection methods, this NIJ-supported study will offer critical findings that go beyond what the NSF quantitative study will provide. Case record reviews, video recording of select treatment sessions, and interviews with offenders and victims, will allow the researchers to test emerging theories that Circles of Peace may be a viable alternative to a BIP-only approach and to ensure that safety concerns are being addressed.