Multiple Perspectives on How Intimate Partner Violence Surrogate Impact Panels Affect Abusive Partners
Violence Against Women
Restorative justice programs, including surrogate impact panels, are increasingly used to address intimate partner violence (IPV) but research has not assessed adequately how panels may affect participating abusive partners. This article reports the perceived impacts of surrogate impact panels on justice-involved individuals (JIIs) who attended a panel as part of their batterer intervention programs (BIPs) using surveys of JIIs (N = 289) and focus groups or interviews with panelist speakers, JIIs, and BIP providers. Findings suggest that JIIs can connect with speakers, reach new understandings of IPV, and express emotional impact/intent to change. The findings can inform decisions to use panels as part of IPV interventions.
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Sackett Kerrigan, K., & Mankowski, E. S. (2021). Multiple Perspectives on How Intimate Partner Violence Surrogate Impact Panels Affect Abusive Partners. Violence Against Women, 107780122110582.