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Psychosocial Intervention

versión impresa ISSN 1132-0559


ARCE, Ramón  y  FARINA, Francisca. Design and Implementation of the Galician Program for Batterers' Re-education: A Psychosocial Answer to a Social and Penitentiary Need. Intervención Psicosocial [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.2, pp.153-166. ISSN 1132-0559.

The introduction in Spain of the Spanish Law on Comprehensive Preventive and Protective Measures against Gender Violence, (L.O. 1/2004), has supposed that a very large number of sentenced as batterers who are eligible to parole or supervision orders as an alternative to incarceration. This paper reviews the state of the art in terms of the theoretical explanations and efficacy of the interventions, concluding that the intervention that has proven to be more effective is one driven the specific needs and characteristics of the batterer than those based on general intervention programs for all the batterers. The evaluation schedule for this aim is discussed. Other additional features of the intervention that mediate the efficiency of the outcomes are also discussed. For the treatment under these conditions, in Galician, Norwest of Spain, a psychosocial program was developed the Galician Programme for the Treatment and Re-education of Convicted Gender Aggressors (Arce and Fariña, 2007). The results of the implementation of this program from 2005 to 2010 are satisfactory.

Palabras clave : treatment of prisoners; batterer; domestic violence; reeducation; psychosocial intervention.

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