Domestic Violence Classes & Evaluation in Chicago
We offer affordable Domestic Violence Classes & Evaluations in Chicago, Illinois at the request of the court, social services, or probation department.
Domestic violence evaluations are conducted in person and the interview typically last 1.5 to 3 hours.
Evaluations are offered in English, Polish, and Spanish.
Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP)
PAIP program is offered in Polish only.
Partner Abuse Intervention Program consists of a two-hour individual intake/orientation session and at least 24 1.5-hour weekly group sessions.
The following themes are discussed, each during three consecutive sessions:
- Nonthreatening Behavior
- Support and Trust
- Honesty and Accountability
- Sexual Respect
- Negotiation and Fairness
Program sessions utilize lectures, video materials, handouts, quizzes, group discussions, in-class exercises and homework assignments.
Goals of our Domestic Violence Classes
To stop abusive behavior and attitudes in all their forms.
To take responsibility for handling all conflicts in a non-violent and non-controlling manner.
To learn respectful ways to express needs and concerns.
To understand the impact of abusive behavior on others.
Sources of referral:
Probation and social service departments
Couples / Marriage Counseling
It is our policy that the participants of the batterers program cannot simultaneously attend couples counseling.
Those who are interested in marriage therapy, first have to deal with their own use of violence and abusive behavior.