The Court and the Probation Department will only refer offenders to certified batterers programs providing education services which include, but are not limited to, lectures, classes, group discussions, and counseling.
The primary method of program intervention shall be group discussions, led by trained co-facilitators, within an established curriculum which shall include strategies to hold the offender accountable for the violence in the relationship. The discussion of violent and coercive incidents during a group session is used as a means to identify and confront the specific controlling behaviors in order to achieve an end to those behaviors. The batterers program shall offer ongoing, same gender group sessions, which demonstrate cultural and ethnic sensitivity.
Batterer Intervention Classes and Resources