The Domestic Violence Treatment Program is a structured counseling intervention program for people who have committed abuse against their partner. While participation within the services can be either voluntary or court-mandated, many of the participants have been referred as either criminal offenders or respondents of civil Protection From Abuse (PFA) proceedings.
Treatment groups are conducted in English and Spanish. During these groups, offenders learn about violence and abuse, take responsibility for their behavior, and learn skills to change their abusive behavior. Group facilitators use a combination of support, encouragement, and respectful confrontation to create change.
Treatment programs must meet certain standards. The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council certifies programs that meet the standards.
Certified treatment programs are offered through:
- CHILD, Inc.: 302-762-8989
- People's Place: 302-424-2420
- Dover Air Force Base: 302-677-2711