The Kansas Department of Corrections Office of Victim Services has created a facility-based Batterer Intervention Program that fosters an environment of behavior change without the use of shame and punishment. Group members gain understanding of how their own trauma has impacted their behaviors and beliefs, which in turn helps to build their empathy for others and change abusive behaviors.
- Describe the Kansas Department of Correction's facility-based Batterer Intervention Programming
- Outline the River of Cruelty model and how it provides trauma-informed accountability
- Explore the practice of tailored accountability based on a group member's motivation for using violence
Audrey Cress LMSW, Victim Svcs Director, Kansas Department of Corrections