Domestic Violence & Batterers Support Group

The goal of Domestic Violence Treatment & Prevention is to modify the behavior of men and women participants, particularly those who have been, or are at risk of, committing domestic violence. We work with people who have used physical, emotional, verbal, economic or sexual abuse as a means to control their partners. During the program, clients are challenged to take full responsibility for their behavior. They are taught how to recognize potentially violent situations and how to choose specific alternatives to abusive behavior.

Our approach is one of “compassionate confrontation”. We believe that abusive behavior is not a problem in the relationship but a problem in the abuser. Therefore, our first goal for individuals in the program is for them to stop the violence and take full responsibility for their abusive behaviors. Our perspective on domestic abuse is that it is more than an “anger problem” – it is rooted in a fundamental imbalance of power and control in a relationship.

Domestic violence/batterers treatment groups are available for perpetrators of domestic violence. Olive Branch Counseling Center has been certified by the San Bernardino and Riverside County Probation Departments as a provider for a 16, 22, 35 and 52-week, court-mandated DV group. These groups are open to both mandated and voluntary participants.

The goal of the group is to help participants lead a productive, violence-free lifestyle. There is also a strong emphasis on developing healthy interactions and relationships with others.

A list of class days and time can be found here, Class Schedule