5/14, Alb.--New Mexico shows evidence of the effectiveness of batterer treatment programs.
Standards for batterer treatment, long established in New Mexico and other states, have come into question-seen either as not effective or not cost efficient. Hearing statements that batterer treatment doesn't work and that programs have been defunded in other states, NM advocates began asking "what is happening?" NM Coalition Against Domestic Violence Director Pam Wiseman tells of our state's answer to the questions through establishing an extensive task force and research project that rendered New Mexico "ground zero" in the battle between forces working to rehabilitate batterers and those wishing to dismiss the effectiveness of intervention programs. All the proceeds of the task force are available at the NMCADV website. http://www.nmcadv.org/batterer-intervention-task-force/
Pam's book on batterers intervention: https://www.amazon.com/Ditch That Jerk: Dealing With Men Who Control and Abuse Women