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Recommendations for Effective Batterer Intervention Programs in Central & Eastern Europe & the Former Soviet Union

The report describes essential elements of an effective government intervention program for batterers, and it makes recommendations for developing and reviewing batterer intervention programs in countries around the world, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It considers models for batterer interventions, as well as theories of violence, underlying international and regional legal frameworks, and the full scope of interventions to domestic violence. The analysis of batterer intervention models is based on a human rights framework focusing on the safety of victims and accountability for perpetrators of domestic violence. The report also highlights the unintended consequences of adopting a batterer program without the necessary external support. The report in the language of Russian can be found here.