Domestic violence in the US is a growing epidemic. The understanding of a perpetrator’s own behavioral impacts is critical to the programs which address needed interventions.
A court-approved family violence intervention program focuses on reducing recidivism and lessening harm for victims, while strengthening personal values, ultimately rehabilitating important relationships. The standards of participation are determined by the state and monitored for compliance and completion. Violence in intimate partners and family members, including physical, emotional, sexual, and economic abuse is treated as a learned behavior in which educational services such as family violence intervention programs address.
Teaching accountability and prioritizing the safety of victims to court-mandated or self-referred participants, is the structured support model of family violence intervention programs, ending cycles of family violence.