A Review of State Standards for Batterer Intervention Treatment Programs and the Colorado Model

January 5, 2017 | By Angela Gover and Tara Richards

Court Review: The Journal of American Judges Association

Many states aiming to improve domestic-violence offender treatment have passed legislative standards for Batterer Intervention Treatment (BIT). This article reviews existing literature in relation to state standards for BIT in general and Colorado’s unique model for BIT specifically. In addition, existing research focused on the Colorado model’s adherence to evidence-based practices and principles is discussed, and ongoing research that examines the relationship between the novel elements of the Colorado model and BIT completion and recidivism is explained.


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