10. What is the Family Violence Education Program?
The Family Violence Education Program is a pretrial program that can be granted by the Court on application by the defendant. Individuals who complete this program may be eligible for a dismissal of the family violence charges against them. The program consists of 13.5 hours of psycho-education aimed at reducing re-offense. Classes are offered statewide by community providers.
11. What is the Explore Program?
Explore is a group-based program for men who have been convicted of family violence offenses against female intimate partners. Clients are referred by the Court or attendance is a condition of probation. The offender is required to attend 26 weekly classes that are 1 ½ hours long. The classes are currently offered in Bantam/Litchfield, Danbury, Derby, Hartford, Manchester, Middletown, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Plainville, Stamford and Willimantic.
12. What is the Evolve Program?
Evolve is a behavior modification group for male offenders convicted of domestic violence offenses against female intimate partners. Clients are referred by the Court or attendance is ordered as a condition of probation. The classes meet twice per week for 26 weeks (total: 52 sessions) and are currently available in Bridgeport, New Haven, New London and Waterbury.