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Creating Accountability: Foundations and Characteristics of Battering Interventions

How do we stop gender-based violence?  In a climate of 1.7 million #MeToo tweets, how can communities respond to assault and abuse? Join the National Alliance for a webinar discussing mechanisms of accountability and  approaches to intervention.

Since 1977, Battering Intervention Programs have been working to holding domestic violence offenders accountable for abusive, controlling, and violent behavior. This presentation will explore the evolution of interventions, discuss models of engagement used by programs around the United States, and discuss traits of intervention strategies used by individuals and agencies in doing this work. These discussions will include things to look for in programs, potential problems and red flags to consider with intervention programs, and review of current challenges and issues within the work to intervene in domestic violence.


Free for members / $25 for non-members


Christopher Hall, MSW, has worked with perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence since 1997. He has been a facilitator and trainer for Emerge, coordinated batterer intervention programs statewide for the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and has rebuilt and improved batterer intervention programs in New York and North Carolina. He provides clinical supervision for two BIPs, conducts trainings, webinars, and conference presentations, and writes about intersectional oppression approaches to work with DV offenders. He administers the Domestic Violence Intervention and Education discussion group on Facebook, the Facebook page for Stony Brook University's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, and the Batterer Intervention Services of Michigan's AQUILA discussion forum.

Mr. Hall has forthcoming publications discussing methods of engaging men in addressing violence against women, as well as work on the "Domestic Violence Perpetrator Assessment" - a tool based off the "Domestic Violence Survivor Assessment" created by Jacqueline Campbell and others to address layers of change experienced by victims/survivors. He writes a blog that includes articles on leveraging privilege, the politics behind domestic violence work, challenges of support for domestic violence work, and specific details of work with perpetrators of domestic violence.

Jeffrie K. Cape LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, is the director of Charron Services LLC and started HEAL (Helping Explore Accountable Lifestyles) a 52 session Batterer intervention program and WEAVE (Women Exploring Accountably Violent Encounters) in Oakland County, Michigan. Jeffrie has over 25 years of clinical experience and also has a private practice with varied clientele. She was appointed to theMichigan Domestic Violence and Prevention and Treatment Board by Governor Snyder in 2011 She helped develop local standards for batterer intervention programs and was a member of the governor’s task force to develop state standards. She was active in the development and formation of BISC-MI in 1995. She serves on the board and was chair in 2001-2002. She was chair the Batterer Intervention Provider Standards Compliance Council (BIPSCC). She was one of the originators of AQUILA.

Earlier Event: November 17
Members-Only Shabbat
Later Event: December 1
Members-Only Shabbat