Description: African American men arrested for domestic violence in Pittsburgh will be randomly assigned to one of three batterer counseling groups: a mixed-race group with conventional counseling, an all African-American group with conventional counseling, or an all African-American group with culturally-focused counseling. Follow-up phone interviews with female partners at 3, 6, and 12 months, along with police records, will be used to determine the outcomes.
Goal: to evaluate the effectiveness of culturally-focused batterer counseling for African American men.Principal Investigator: Edward GondolfCo-Investigator: Oliver Williams, University of Minnesota
Source of funding: National Institute of Justice, US Dept. of JusticeType of Study: Experimental EvaluationEffort: 25%Contract length: 3.5 yearsPeriod: September 2001 to February 2005Total Amount: $360,000