|The purpose of the
NY Model for Batterer Programs is to provide a service to the
civil and criminal court systems, for men who appear as a result
of their acts of domestic violence. As a service to the courts,
a NY Model batterer program is utilized to extend judicial
monitoring (both pre-disposition and post-disposition) and
as a mechanism for offender accountability. To function effectively
it is crucial that:
A NY Model batterer program is not used as a diversion from
a more serious consequence.
• Orders to attend a NY Model batterer program are made only
when the court will issue a consequence to the offender who
does not comply.
• Voluntary participants are not accepted
to attend a NY Model batterer program.
The key role of a NY Model batterer program is to provide the
courts with an opportunity to assess an offender's seriousness
about following the conditions of a court order. From point
of referral, each participant’s adherence to program
policies and procedures is rigorously monitored. Compliance
reports, tailored to the request of each court, are sent to
the court in a reliable and meticulous manner. The role of
a NY Model batterer program as a mechanism for accountability
and monitoring is of primary significance.