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Administration of Justice Bills of Interest

April 6, 2017

The following Administration of Justice bill reflects CSAC’s advocacy efforts for the second month of the 2016 legislative session. For the latest bill status, please visit www.counties.org/legislative-tracking.

Domestic Violence Batterer Intervention Programs
AB 372 (Stone) – Sponsor
As Amended April 3, 2017

Assembly Bill 372 by Assembly Member Mark Stone would require that the goal of the 52-week domestic violence batterer’s intervention program (BIP) shall be to stop domestic violence through evidence-based or promising programs that reduce domestic violence recidivism rates. In addition, the bill requires the BIPs provide a comprehensive written curriculum that informs the operations of the program and outlines the treatment and intervention modalities including a requirement to provide cognitive behavioral treatments and interventions to offenders. This bill is co-sponsored by CSAC and the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC). AB 372 is set to be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 18, 2017.

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