Stop the Violence (STV) is founded on the belief that domestic violence and/or domestic violence-related offenses are crimes where the perpetrator is responsible and should be held accountable for his behavior. Because individuals who batter choose violence, they can also choose to stop the violence and eliminate coercive and controlling tactics in their relationships with partners. Homework is a requirement.
To provide offenders with alternatives to abusive behavior.
Criteria for Participation:
- Referrals can be arranged through Senior Probation Officers James Maupins or Bart Cambarare.
- Primary eligibility will be male misdemeanor & felony offenders convicted of Domestic Violence or related charges against significant others (wife, girlfriend, or ex-wife, ex-girlfriend, etc.).
- To offer men a variety of opportunities to learn alternatives to violence; such as, the time out method, relaxation techniques, and non-intimidating assertiveness training.
- To educate men about sex role attitudes, power and control in relationships, and empathy for the victim.
There are two (2) 16-week ongoing Workshops, they are offered as follows:
- Daytime Sessions: Held at the Reibold Building, 14 West Fourth Street – 10th Floor on Fridays: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Evening Sessions: Held at the Reibold Building, 117 S. Main Street- 10th Floor, on Mondays: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.