Webinar: California Batterer Intervention Programs
July 15, 2021
In its report, Beyond the Crisis: A Long-Term Approach to Reduce, Prevent, and Recover from Intimate Partner Violence, the Little Hoover Commission calls upon the state to reexamine its approach to rehabilitating Californians who harm their partner. At noon on Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Commission will hold a webinar to discuss this call for action.
The Commission is honored to be joined by representatives from two groups working on alternatives to the current iteration of batterer intervention programs:
Darby Kernan and Ryan Souza from the California State Association of Counties will discuss the pitfalls of a one-size-fits-all approach to rehabilitation. They will present the early results from a six-county pilot program tailoring batterer intervention programs to the needs of the individual and what lessons policymakers can draw from this data.
Marc Philpart with the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color will detail the harmful impacts of the state’s current statutes on California communities, particularly communities of color. He will present a model that moves away from punitive rehabilitation centered in the criminal justice system to a community-based approach focused on prevention, accountability, and healing.
Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
Webinar ID: 952-0801-7255
Registration for this event is not required but if you wish to receive follow-up information after the webinar, please register for the event.