Batterer intervention program completion, offender ethnicity and recidivism in Stanislaus County

The problem of domestic violence its associated costs have become increasingly visible to the public. Batterer Intervention Program data were originally collected and analyzed for program evaluation by the California State University at Stanislaus Criminal Justice Task Force on the County’s Domestic Violence Program, as requested by the Offices of the Stanislaus County District Attorney and Probation Department. In response to a subsequent request from those offices, this research further explores the relationships among the program variables of offender ethnicity, batterer intervention program completion, and recidivism. The study analyzes the data on 558 participants in the Stanislaus County Probation Batterer Intervention Program.