NR20-09 - J UDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA A DMINISTRATIVE...

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JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA y ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS Office of Communications, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102-3688 California Courts Infoline 800-900-5980 y www.courtinfo.ca.gov NEWS RELEASE NR 20-09 Contact: Philip R. Carrizosa, 415-865-8044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2009 Domestic Violence Study Finds Which Batterers Are Least Likely to Be Re-arrested Courts and Probation Departments Should Assess the Needs of Individual Offenders SAN FRANCISCO—A new domestic violence study has found that the strongest predictors of success in treating offenders convicted of a criminal domestic violence offense were the individual characteristics of the offenders, not the features of batterer intervention programs (BIPs) or the attributes of the court jurisdiction. The study, conducted by researchers at the Administrative Office of the Courts’ Office of Court Research, found that offenders who are more educated, are fully employed, have short criminal histories, and show no clear signs of drug or alcohol dependence are more likely to
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