The Domestic Violence Treatment Program provides structured counseling interventions for both men and women who have perpetrated acts of intimate partner abuse. The counseling interventions are certified by the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and adhere to standards established by that organization. The counseling interventions are provided in both English and Spanish. A significant number of the participants have also been victims of abuse and violence within an intimate partner relationship. While participation within the services can be either voluntary or court mandated, the majority of participants have been referred as either criminal offenders or respondents of civil Protection From Abuse (PFA) proceedings.
The interventions help participants develop a more accurate and comprehensive understanding of violence and abuse, accept responsibility for their behavior, commit unconditionally to change abusive behavior and learn how to safely respond to abusive actions of others. The services employ a combination of support, encouragement and respectful confrontation in efforts to facilitate change.
For Orientation dates for Men, call Robin at (302) 762-8989.
For Orientation dates for Women, call Ann Altemus at (302) 762-8989.