Description: This project required a review of the research on batterers and batterer intervention programs to help determine the most appropriate guidelines for program format, modality, and staffing. Emerging standards in other states and in related fields were also reviewed and considered. The standards are administered by the Texas Council on Family Violence and approved by the Texas Department of Corrections which provides funding for batterer programs.

Goal: to establish guidelines for batterer programs in Texas that will be used in state funding allocations and developing technical assistance.

Consultant: Edward Gondolf

Source of funding: Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV), Austin, TX
Type of Study: Consulting
Effort: 10%
Contract length: 1 year
Period: July 1993 to June 1994
Total Amount: $14,000 services/plus travel expenses (no benefits)