About-Face: DVIP, Inc

​​​​​​Batterer's Treatment Program

Domestic Violence

The focus of group is teaching alternatives to violence, learning anger management skills and resolving a conflict without having to resort to abusive behaviors. The therapeutic modality is cognitive and behavioral, focusing on all aspect of abuse  including physical, emotional and verbal abuse. Emphasis is also given on how the abuse affects the secondary victims such as their children. The group members  are responsible for completing weekly homework assignments. It is the responsibility of the group member to participate in all group discussions and work on gaining insight into their own behavior.

Completion of the program is not determined by the number of session ordered, rather on active participation, following all group rules and most importantly their acknowledgement of wrong doing. In all cases, the victim is notified by letter to contact the program if they have any concerns or recurrences of abuse. The letter also emphasizes that a clients enrollment in the program does not guarantee that any abuse will subside.

The program consists in attending group therapy sessions once a week for two hours. Upon enrollment a client is scheduled for an individual intake assessment. The assessment is to gather personal information. and case history. The program provides reports reports indicating a client's progress and attendance.

The program follows a structured Curriculum and adheres to guidelines set forth by the Los Angeles County Probation Department domestic violence unit. We are a Court Approved batterer's teratment program


                                                                                                                                     GROUP SESSIONS:

   ENGLISH – Men Group

                                                                Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
                                                                 Tuesday   8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                                                     Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SPANISH – Men Group
   Tuesday 6:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.                                                        Wednesday 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
   (martes)                                                                                            (miercoles)
Tuesday 7:30 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.                                                        Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

(martes)                                                                                            (sabado)

ENGLISH – Woman’s Group                                                         SPANISH – Woman’s Group            
      Friday      3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                       Wednesday   2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                    FEES:                                                                                               OFFICE HOURS:
                                                                    $70.00  enrollment fee                                                                     Tuesday – Friday  12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
                                                                    $25.00  per session fee