Intervention Services

Community Justice Intervention Services

Domestic violence intervention programs work toward eliminating physical and psychological violence in relationships and families. The programs, which offer graduated levels of intensity, are directly tied to the statewide efforts to combat family violence. Program Coordinators also participate with local Domestic Violence Task Forces and the regional Domestic Violence Courts.
For more information, please contact:
Ginger Wilk  Senior DV Clinical Manager   203-290-0876
Bill Anselmo  Senior DV Program Manager 475-441-8055
Rebecca Martorella, LMFT  Program Manager   203-391-3655

Programs

Family Violence Education Program

A pretrial program for male and female defendants that addresses the behavioral, cognitive, and social factors that contribute to violence and abuse and stresses the legal consequences and the consequences to children and families.

Domestic Violence Intervention Program

A program for male offenders that provides increased intensity and duration of services; and like all domestic violence programs, works closely with the law enforcement and the courts.

Explore

A 26-week group program for convicted male offenders under supervision of a probation officer and/or the court. The program is designed to address more complex and serious charges and co-occurring issues.

EVOLVE

A 26-week, 52 session skills building, and culturally-competent, psycho-educational curriculum-based intervention for male offenders with female victims. EVOLVE is characterized by consistent judicial oversight with rapid response to violations, extensive specialized victim advocacy resources, and a graduated range of sanctions. The program is designed to address the most serious and highest risk cases.

IPV-FAIR

IPV-FAIR (Intimate Partner Violence – Family Assessment Intervention Response) is a trauma-informed and family-focused program developed through the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide support for families that have been impacted by intimate partner violence. The program provides case management and clinical support to mothers and fathers to increase safety, build healthier relationships, and improve co-parenting skills for the benefit of both parents and children. Fathers are provided with a specialized clinical curriculum, Fathers For Change, which emphasizes the important role of fathers in a child’s life and helps build coping and communication skills, while mothers receive similar clinical treatment focusing on safety, coping and communication skills. Families are referred directly by DCF.