Since 1984 A Safe Place has addressed the accountability of the batterer to the victim and to the community with our Intervention Program for Domestic Abuse & Violence (IPDAV). We are the only non-profit agency offering such services in the area.
Staff members conduct assessment interviews to determine the batterers' lethality and to make recommendations for services.
The 24-week program for abusers centers on the unacceptable power and control they have demanded in relationships. Alternatives to violent and aggressive behaviors are presented and discussed. Group facilitators emphasize the need for abusers to take responsibility for their behavior toward women in relationships.
Specific techniques for nonviolent interpersonal interaction are taught and progress is monitored through weekly journal reviews.
Batterer checks are conducted by abuser services personnel to help determine the ongoing effectiveness of treatment services.
If you would like more information about A Safe Place's abuser services and other services, please call us at 847-249-4450 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.