TOPEKA – (March 6, 2020) – A Great Bend batterer intervention program has been certified as compliant with state standards, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. Joyful House Inc., was certified as having met the core standards described in the Essential Elements and Standards for Batterer Intervention Programs. The program had first received a temporary certification in April 2019. A Kansas law enacted by the 2012 state legislature requires batterer intervention programs to obtain certification from the attorney general’s office. There are 36 batterer intervention programs currently fully certified in the state. Six additional programs operate under temporary permits. The Batterer Intervention Certification Panel, appointed by...
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Great Bend program receives batterer intervention certification