Description: Men arrested for domestic violence in Pittsburgh will be screened for mental health disorders at batterer program intake (N=400). Those screening positive on the screening instruments will be randomly assigned to supplemental mental health treatment at WPIC outpatient clinics, as well as be required to attend batterer counseling. The outcome of this clinical trial will be assessed through a one-year follow-up of program compliance, victim reports, and arrest records.
Goal: to describe the mental health disorders and treatment given to batterers, and test the effect of that treatment on batterer program outcomes.
Principal Investigator: Edward GondolfCo-Investigator: Edward Mulvey, University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Source of funding: National Institute of Justice, US Dept. of JusticeType of Study: Evaluation ResearchEffort: 25%Contract length: 3 yearsPeriod: October 2003 to December 2006Total Amount: $436,000 (an additional $78,000 in patient treatment costs from Staunton Farms Foundation)
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