The Change Project

Certified Abuser Intervention Program for domestic violence offenders

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Purpose: To promote victim safety by holding batterers accountable for their behavior in an effort to eliminate violent and coercive acts perpetrated against an intimate partner.

We seek to accomplish this through a program of:

  • Re-education and skill building for men who have been abusive
  • Ongoing support for men to remain nonviolent
  • Connecting victims with needed services
  • Collaboration with the criminal justice system
  • Culturally competent staff and services
  • Other advocacy activities

How the Program Works

Before treatment can begin, there will be an initial interview followed by the intake and orientation process. The participant will then be required to complete 16 to 22 weeks of treatment.* Regular reports on attendance/progress status will be provided to necessary agencies. Upon successful completion of the program (including full payment of all fees), the participant will receive a certificate of completion and the referring agency will be notified.

* Depending on the number of participants, only individual sessions may be available.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • No pending charges involving domestic violence
  • Physically, sexually, and/or psychologically abusive to an intimate partner
  • Willing and able to participate in individual and/or group treatment
  • If an active substance abuser, participate in a behavioral health treatment program

Schedule an inital interview

(Voice) 443-462-3416
(VP) 443-965-9172

If you are court-ordered, you must call for an appointment within two weeks of court referral. Every effort will be made to schedule an appointment within 10 business days of contact.