The family violence intervention project consists of 26 weekly group meetings led by two trained facilitators.
Who may participate?
- Those whose partners threaten to leave.
- Those whose partners have left.
- Those who have an Order of Protection against them.
- Those who are ordered by the court or by DCFS to attend.
Is there a fee required?
- Every participant must pay something to be a part of the group. This fee is based upon a sliding scale, which is assessed at the time of intake.
- Give an honest history of their past violent behavior.
- Agree to stop abuse and violence toward partners and children.
- Keep a daily log of verbal abuse or attempts at control.
- Discuss abuse, power, control, and parenting.
Goals of the program
- Identify abusive behavior.
- Develop respect for partner and children.
- See how violence affects the family.
- Learn positive problem solving behaviors.
- Learn to relieve stress and anger nonviolently.
- Learn communication tools to express feelings of anger or frustration.