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Restraining Order Violators, Corrective Programming And Recidivism

MA Office of the Commissioner of Probate

This is a report by the Massachusetts Office of the Commissioner of Probation, November 1, 2004.

Offenders who completed certified batterer intervention program were the least likely to have a subsequent arraignment of any kind (47.7%), an arraignment for a subsequent violent offense (37%), or one for a subsequent restraining order violation (17.4%) as compared to those who completed anger management or substance abuse treatment.  Intensity of supervision is a critical determinant of success – 62% of those under probation supervision successfully completed certified batterer intervention compared to 30% with no probation supervision who completed that program.

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