Evaluations of perpetrator programmes



ADVA (2008) Report of findings from Devon adva's community perpetrator programme REPAIR (2005-2008) 

Annabel Jackson Associates Ltd (July 2013) Turnaround Evaluation: Report to Splitz. 

Bilby, C and Hatcher, R (2004) Early stages in the development of the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme (IDAP): implementing the Duluth Domestic Violence pathfinder. Home Office Online Report 29/04. London. Home Office.

Bowen, E (2004) Evaluation of a community based domestic violence offender rehabilitation programme (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK

Bowen, E et al (2008) Change in Treatment Has No Relationship With Subsequent Re-Offending in U.K. Domestic Violence Sample: A Preliminary Study. International Journal of Offender Therapy Comp Criminology October 2008 52: 598-614, first published on May 27, 2008

Bowen, E., Gilchrist, E and Beech, A.R (2005) An examination of the impact of community-based rehabilitation on the offending behaviour of male domestic violence offenders and the characteristics associated with recidivism. Legal and Criminological Psychology (2005), 10, 189-209. The British Psychological Soicety. 

Bullock, K et al (2010) The delivery of domestic abuse programmes. An implementation study of the delivery of domestic abuse programmes in probation areas and Her Majesty’s Prison Service. Ministry of Justice Research Series 15/10 July 2010. London. Ministry of Justice.

Debonnaire, T and Walton, K (2004) An evaluation of intervention programmes in Ireland working with abusive men and their partners and ex-partners. Bristol. DVR.

Dobash, RP et al (1999) A Research Evaluation of British Programmes for Violent Men. Journal of Social Policy, 28, pp205-233.

Donovan, C and Griffiths, S (2013) Domestic Violence and Voluntary Perpetrator Programmes: Engaging Men in the Pre-Commencement Phase. British Journal of Social Work (2013) 1–17.

Donovan, C et al (2010) Making Connections Count: Evaluation of Early Intervention Models for Change in Domestic Violence: Northern Rock Foundation Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, 2004-2009. Northern Rock Foundation. July 2010.

Garfield, S (2005) Psychoytherapeutic Process in Domestic Abuse Intervention Groups. London South Bank University. 

Hamilton, L., Koehler, J. A., & Lösel, F. (2012). Domestic Violence. Perpetrator Programs in Europe, Part I: A survey of Current Practice. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0306624X12469506

Hester, M., Lilley. S.-J., O’Prey, L. & Budde, J. (2014). Overview and analysis of research studies evaluating European perpetrator programmes.

Holma, J., Partanen, T., Wahlstrom, J., Laitila, A. and Seikkula, J (2006) Narratives and Discourses in Groups for Male Batterers in Lipshitz, M (ed) (2006) Domestic Violence Reverberations (pp59-83). Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 

Keisala, H (2006) Domestic violence as target of a multiprofessional cooperation. An evaluation study of functioning of a cooperation network and Lyömätön Linja to tackle domestic violence. National Research Institute of Legal Policy. Research Communications 68. Helsinki 2006. 

Kraanen, F., Vedel, E., Scholing, A., & Emmelkamp, P. (2013) The comparative effectiveness of Integrated treatment for substance abuse and partner violence (I-StoP) and substance abuse treatment alone: a randomised controlled trial in BMC Psychiatry 2013, 13: 189

Leicester-Liverpool Evaluation Group (2005) Duluth domestic violence reconviction study. Unpublished Manuscript. UK: Author

Lila, M., Oliver, A., Galiana, L and Gracia, E (2013) Predicting Success Indicators Of An Intervention Programme For Convicted Intimate-Partner Violence Offenders: The Contexto Programme. in The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, 2013, 5(1): 73-95 www.usc.es/sepjf 

McConnell, N et al (2014) Caring Dads Safer Children. Interim Evaluation Report. NSPCC. January 2014

McCracken, N and Deave, T (2012) Evaluation of the Caring Dads Cymru Programme. Welsh Assesmbly Government Social Research 18/2012. 

Milner, J and Singleton, T (2008) Domestic violence: solution-focused practice with men and women who are violent. Journal of Family Therapy (2008) 30: 29–53. Oxford. Blackwell Publishing.

Munro T. (2011), Domestic Abuse Report 5: Conditional Cautioning & Male Perpetrator Programmes. Report completed as part of 2010-11 Fulbright Police Research Fellowship awarded by the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Novo M, Fariña F, Seijo M & Arce R (2012) 'Assessment of a community rehabilitation programme in convicted male intimate-partner violence offenders' in International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 12, 219-234

Partanen, T (2008) Interaction and Therapeutic Interventions in Treatment Groups for Intimately Violent Men

Phillips, R (2013) DVIP's Co-Location in Hackney Children's Services: A process evaluation. Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit. London. London Metropolitan University

Power, M and Clarke, S (undated) Domestic Violence: the men and their treatment, support to women partners and the outcome. Centre for Social Policy. Dartington, UK.

Price, P et al (2008) Domestic Violence Intervention Project - Improving Women and Children's Safety: Report and evaluation of the East London domestic violence service. January 2007-September 2008

Rasenen, E., Holma, J., Seikula, J (2014) Dialogues in Partner Abusive Clients' Group Treatment: Conversational Tools Used by Counsellors With Differently Motivated Clients. Violence and Victims, Vol 29 (2) 2014 pp 195-216. Springer Publishing Company. 

Smith, M.E (2011) A qualitative review of perception of change for male perpetrators of domestic abuse following abuser schema therapy (AST) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research: Linking research with practice. Volume 11, Issue 2, 2011. 

Society for Psychological Assistance (undated) Treatment program for perpetrators of domestic violence. Evaluation report. 

Stanley, N et al (2011) Strength to Change: Report of the evaluation of a new initiative for perpetrators of domestic violence. University of Central Lancashire.

Stevenson, G., Stenager, K. & Barlach, L. (2011): Behandling af mænd der udøver vold. Digital ISBN: 978-87-92743-29-9

Taylor, B (2005) One Year On. Pilot Phase Report. Living Without Violence: Men's Perpetrator Programme. Brighton. eb4U Domestic Violence Project. 

The Advocates for Human Rights (2016) Recommendations for Effective BATTERER INTERVENTION PROGRAMS in Central & Eastern Europe & the Former Soviet Union.

Williamson, E and Hester, M (2009) Evaluation of the South Tyneside Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme (STDAPP) 2006-2008. Final Report. Bristol. University of Bristol. 



Törmä, S., & Tuokkola, K. (2009). Jussi-työ: Miesten perhe-ja lähisuhdeväkivaltatyön ulkoinen arviointi [Jussi-work: Men in family and domestic violence work, the external evaluation]. Unpublished report. Finland. 



Lorenz, S & Bigler, P (2013) ‘Responsabilisation et dévoilement : le rôle d'un programme pour hommes auteurs de violences au sein du couple’. Pensée plurielle, 2013/1 n° 32, p. 115-127.  and Lorenz, S & Anglada, C (?) ‘Favoriser le changement chez des auteurs de violence dans le couple: le role du travail de groupe’ in Journal Europeen de l’Education sociale p. 73-89. 



Bächli-Biétry, J. (2006): „Lernprogramme als neue Interventionsform in der Strafjustiz“  (Switzerland) –  [Learning programs as a new form of intervention in criminal justice]

Barz, M. & Helfferich, C. (2006):  “Häusliche Gewalt beenden: Verhaltensänderung von Tätern als Ansatzpunkt” - [Ending domestic violence. Behavioural change of perpetrators as a focus]

Beckmann, S. & Hagemann­White, C. (2004): Täterarbeit im Kontext von Interventionsprojekten gegen häusliche Gewalt.

Bullinger, H. & Väth, E. (2005): Wissenschaftliche Begleitung und Evaluation einer Täterberatungsstelle

Gloor, D. & Meier, H. (2002): Evaluation des Pilotprojekts „Soziales Trainingsprogramm für gewaltausübende Männer“ [Evaluation of the pilot project „Social training programme for men who use violence“];

Gloor, D. & Meier, H. (2003): Evaluation des zweiten Pilotjahrs 2002 „Soziales Trainingsprogramm für gewaltausübende Männer“ [Evaluation of the second pilot year 2002 „Social training programme for men who use violence“]

Hofinger, V & Neumann, A. (2008): Legalbiografien von NEUSTART Klienten. Legalbewährung nach Außergerichtlichem Tatausgleich, Gemeinnütziger Leistung und Bewährungshilfe. [Legal biographies of clients of NEUSTART. Legal probation after the restaurative justice interventions: settlement, charitable work, and probation.]

Kratky, N., Youssef, N.A. & Küken, H. (2011): Veränderung von Partnerschaftsvariablen durch ambulante Opferbetreuung und Täterarbeit nach dem Auftreten Häuslicher Gewalt. (Change of partnership variables by ambulant support for victims and work with perpetrators after incidents of domestic violence.)

Kraus, H. (2013):   Trainingsprogramm zur Beendigung von gewalttätigem Verhalten in Paarbeziehungen. Interne Evaluation (1999-2012). [Training program to stop violence in couple relationships. Internal evaluation (1999-2012). Unpublished.

Liel, C. (2013): Rückfallrisiken von Partnerschaftsgewalttätern. Pilotstudie zur Testung eines Evaluationsinstrumentariums für Täterprogramme 2013” - (Relapse risks of perpetrators of partnership violence. Pilot study to test an evaluation instrument for perpetrator programs 2013)

Wissenschaftliche Begleitung der Interventionsprojekte gegen häusliche Gewalt (WiBIG) [Work with perpetrators in the context of intervention projects against domestic violence. Accompanying research of intervention projects against DV]. Universität Osnabrück. Abschlussbericht 2000 bis 2004 (Gemeinsam gegen häusliche Gewalt – Band III – United against violence – Volume III).



Arrigoni F, Jimenez J, Navarro J and Mendoza P (UNDATED) 'Aplicación de un programa terapéutico en hombres violentos contra la pareja [An applied therapeutic program for men convicted of gender violence]

Boira S, López del Hoyo Y, Tomás-Aragonés L y Gaspar A (2010) 'Evaluación cualitativa de un programa de intervención psicológica con hombres violentos dentro de la pareja' [Qualitative assessment of a programme for psychological intervention with men that abuse their partners] in Acciones e Investigaciones Sociales, 28: pp135-156

Boira S, López del Hoyo Y, Tomás-Aragonés L y Gaspar A (2013) Intervención psicológica en la comunidad en hombres condenados por violencia de género [Efficacy of different treatment modalities in men convicted of intimate partner violence] in Anales de Psicología, 29, 19-28

Calvo I, Lecumberri M and Burset F (2011) Analisis de la reincidencia en agresores de pareja, 2011 [Analysis of Recidivism in Perpertrators of Domestic Violence, 2011] Official report, Ambit Social I Criminologic: Barcelona

de los Galanes M y Tabernero C (2013) 'El impacto del entrenamiento cognitivo-conductual. Un estudio exploratorio con agresores de género' [The impact of cognitive-behavioral training. An exploratory study with perpetrators of gender violence] in Anuario de Psicología Jurídica 23: pp11-19

Diranzo R (2011) La intervención en medio abierto con hombres penados por violencia contra la mujer: Un análisis pre-post de los indicadores de eficacia del Programa Contexto [Domestic violence perpertrator programme: A pre-post effectiveness trial] Unpublished PhD Thesis, Universidad de Valencia

Diranzo R, Murillo M & Minana A (2012) 'Cambios psicosociales en un programa de intervención con hombres penados por violencia contra la mujer' [Psychosocial changes in an intervention program with intimate partner violence offenders] in Revista de Psicología, 21, 159 - 186), 28 p., Spanish

Echauri J, Fernández-Montalvo J, Martínez M and Azkarate J (2013) 'Effectiveness of a treatment programme for immigrants who committed gender-based violence against their partners' in Psicothema, 25, 49-54

Echauri Tijeras, J. (2010). Eficacia de un programa de tratamiento psicológico para hombres maltratadores en la relación de pareja: Características psicopatológicas y resultados terapéuticos [Efficacy of psychological treatment for domestic violent men: Pychopathological characteristics and therapeutic results] (Unpublished doctoral dis- sertation). Departamento de Psicología y Pedagogía, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona-Iruña, Spain.

Echeburúa E & Fernández-Montalvo J (2009) “Evaluación de un programa de tratamiento en prisión de hombres condenados por violencia grave contra la pareja” [Evaluation of a prison treatment programme for men convicted of severe partner violence] in International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 9, 5 -20)

Echeburúa E, Belén Sarasua, Irene Zubizarreta, Pedro J. Amor and Paz de Corral (2010) 'Variables predictoras del rechazo, abandono y fracaso terapéutico en hombres violentos contra su pareja tratados psicológicamente en un marco comunitario.'  [Variables predicting drop-out and therapeutic failure in partner violent men psychologically treated in a community setting] in International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 10, pp 403 -420

Echeburúa, E., & Fernández-Montalvo, J. (1997). Tratamiento cognitivo-conductual de hom- bres violentos en el hogar: Un estudio piloto [Cognitive behavioral therapy for violent men: A pilot study]. Análasis y Modificación de Conducta, 23, 355-384.

Echeburúa, E., Fernández-Montalvo, J & Amor, P  (2006) Psychological Treatment of Men Convicted of Gender Violence: A Pilot Study in Spanish Prisons. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology Volume 50. Number 1. February 2006 57-70. Sage 

Echeburúa, E., Sarasua, B.,  Zubizarreta,I. & de Corral, P (2009) Evaluación de la eficacia de un tratamiento cognitivo-conductual para hombres violentos contra la pareja en un marco comunitario: una experiencia de 10 años (1997-2007) (Evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral treatment for partner violent men in a community setting: a 10 year experience (1997-2007)]  International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology 2009, Vol. 9, Nº 2, pp. 199-217.

Echeburúa E & Fernández-Montalvo J (2009) “Evaluación de un programa de tratamiento en prisión de hombres condenados por violencia grave contra la pareja” [Evaluation of a prison treatment programme for men convicted of severe partner violence] in International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 9, 5 -20)

Gabriel, G. & von Wolffersdorff, C. (2006): "Das ist einfach passiert“. Häusliche Gewalt und Täterarbeit. (“It just happened”. Domestic Violence and work with perpetrators) 

Garcia M, Ramirez M and Capdevila J (2008) Avaluació del programa de tractament d’agressors domèstics [Evaluation of a Domestic Violence Perpertrator Programme] Official report, Ambit Social I Criminologic: Barcelona

Malaret, M S (2012) 'Motivació pel canvi i adherència terapèutica en els programes de tractament per a homes maltractadors contra la parella' [Therapeutic adherence and motivation for change in treatment programme for male perpertrators of violence towards their partner] Unpublished PhD Thesis, Universitat da Barcelona

Quintas J, Fonseca E, Sousa H and Serra A (2012) Programa para agressores de violencia domestica: Avaliacao do impacto da aplicacao experimental (2010-2011) in Revista de Reinsecao Social e Prova 12: 9-26

Ramirez M and Garcia M (2010) La reincidencia de los condenados por delitos de violencia de género a programas formativos aplicados desde la ejecución penal en la comunidad [Recidivism rates of perpertrators of domestic violence serving community training sentances] Official report, Ambit Social I Criminologic: Barcelona

Ramirez M and Gimenez-Salinas Framis and de Juan Espinosa M (2012) Evaluacion del Programa 'Violencia de Genero: programa de intervencion para agresores, en medidas alternativas' [Programme Evaluation: Gender Violence, Intervention Programme for Perpertrators, and alternative measures] Instituto de Ciencias Forenses y de la Seguridad

Ramírez M, Giménez-Salinas Framís A y de Juan Espinosa M (2013) 'Evaluación de la eficacia del programa de tratamiento con agresores de pareja (PRIA) en la comunidad' [Efficacy of an intervention program for court-ordered intimate partner offenders] in Psychosocial Intervention, 22, 105-14

Rodriguez, N (2012) Eficacia de un programa de tratamiento psicológico para maltratadores [Efficacy of a psychological treatment programme for DV perpetrators] Unpublished PhD Thesis, Universidad Complutense De Madrid, Facultad De Psicología.

Rodríguez-Espartal N & Lopez-Zafra E (2013) 'Programa emocional para presos por violencia de género (PREMOVIGE): Efectividad en variables cognitivas y conductuales' [Emotional program for inmates imprisoned for gender violence (PREMOVIGE): Effectiveness in cognitive and behavioral variables]  in Psychosocial Intervention, 22, 115-23

Subirana-Malaret M y Andres-Pueyo A (2013) 'Retención proactiva y adherencia terapéutica en programas formativos para hombres maltratadores de la pareja' [Proactive retention and therapeutic adherence in programs for male perpetrators of intimate partner violence] in Psychosocial Intervention, 22: pp95-104

Tejerina B y Martínez M (2011) Evaluación de la implementación de programas de intervención re-educativa con agresores en el ámbito de la violencia de género. [Evaluation of the implementation of re-education interventions for perpetrators of gender based violence], Leioa, Spain:  Centro de Estudios sobre la Identidad Colectiva, Universidad Pais Vasco



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