Barriers to advancing evidence-based practice in domestic violence perpetrator treatment: Ideology, public funding, or both?
Though usually framed in the context of ideological and political processes, the failure of domestic violence perpetrator programs to embrace research-supported practice may also be influenced by a widespread unwillingness to use public funds for that purpose. This policy analysis examines the links among federal policy, state implementation, organizational structure and funding sources of perpetrator service-providing organizations. Those links reveal reciprocal relationships among conservative and ostensibly feminist views of domestic violence within an implied policy framework justifying public underfunding of perpetrator treatment programs. Placed within the current hyper-politicized context of US Federal governance and policy, this analysis identifies advancements in perpetrator treatment in several state governments as harbingers of potential movement toward research-supported practice.
- Cannon, Clare E. B., Ken Corvo, Fred Buttell, and John Hamel. In Press [Feb. 2021]. “Barriers to advancing evidence-based practice in domestic violence perpetrator treatment: Ideology, public funding, or both?” Partner Abuse, 12(2).