Domestic Violence Treatment Program
The curriculum currently being used in the domestic assault treatment program is titled Achieving Change Through Value-based Behavior (ACTV). The ACTV Curriculum has incorporated the essential components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which has now been applied to working with domestic abuse offenders. ACTV Curriculum seeks to expand the offenders’ knowledge of ACT and to assist them in applying it to their daily lives. The goal is to assist offenders in defining their true values in life and working with them as they move toward a life consistent with their values, particularly that of remaining nonviolent and non-abusive.
The 24-week program consists of an initial Intake and Orientation appointment, which is offered twice monthly, lasting approximately one hour. During that appointment, participants are asked to select the day and time of their class. Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon and in the evenings. The classes are two hours in length.
The cost of the program is $500 which can be paid over the course of 24 weeks, or the participant may opt to pay the full amount at the Intake appointment or prior to the start of the participants’ last class. If a participant is receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and shows proof of this benefit, the participant is to pay $100 and complete 55 hours of community service work.