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Stop Abuse of Individuals and Families

Intimate Partner or Domestic Violence Assessments available immediately • IPV sessions – Men’s group beginning May 2017

SCV Restorative Justice (SCVRJ) is providing assessments and domestic violence offender programming to address the harms caused to local individuals and families. SCVRJ hopes to improve accessibility and options within our local community. SAIF (Stop Abuse of Individuals and Families) programming is separate from our restorative-justice intervention sessions. SAIF services focus on meeting offenders where they are at, providing assessments and cognitive-based group work, as a part of a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to intimate partner and domestic violence.

Required for Referral

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE CENTER POLICY:

WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANY SAIF OR ASSESSMENT SERVICES WITHOUT A FORMAL AGENCY REFERRAL AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.

  • Release of Information (signed)
  • Judgement of Conviction and/or Charge Complaint
  • Law Enforcement Report(s) of Index
  • Prior Arrest/Conviction Listing
  • Summary Reports

Refer to SAIF

  • 215 N 2nd St, Suite 108, River Falls, WI 54022
  • 715-425-1100
  • Center@SCVRestorativeJustice.org
  • 715-425-1112
  • Drop files here or
    Please attach relevant documents to aid in reviewing the case for services, including, but not limited, to police reports, judgment of conviction, deferred prosecution agreement, and documentation of past criminal history, both domestic and non-domestic related situations. Delays may be caused without proper paperwork.
    Paperwork can be faxed to 715-425-1112 or emailed to Center@SCVRestorativeJustice.org.
  • Required to receive notification upon submission of your referral. If you receive an error message, please double check your address, or enter Center[at]SCVRestorativeJustice.org and enter your email in the notes section. We will send confirmation directly. [Note: If you do not receive confirmation, you can check-in with us directly at 715-425-1100 or Center@SCVRestorativeJustice.org.]
  • SCVRJ will CC the individuals listed above upon completion or failure to complete the requirements. Communication will be sent directly to the contact person (listed above).

Assessment – Intimate Partner Violence Offenders

Lethality and recidivism-risk

SCV Restorative Justice offers victim-centric assessments to address lethality and recidivism risk in cases of conflict or violence against intimate partners. The accused or sentenced offender is placed into a risk category. While low-risk scores suggest a decreased likelihood of recidivism, high-risk scores can provide insight into an increased likelihood of repeat offenses. Risk levels may help predict timelines for repeat offenses, the frequency of repeat offenses and overall escalation level or lethality. While domestic violence assessments can be ordered alone, an assessment is a mandatory component of the screening and intake process for domestic offender treatment programs.

Assessments rely on criminal records and specific factors to predict the likelihood of future offenses. Key items determining risk-levels address both domestic and non-domestic criminal history, threats and containment, as well as children in the relationship and barriers to victim support. Research evidences that these items are the strongest predictors of domestic or intimate-partner violence recidivism. This information can allow for better decision-making and awareness for stakeholders in the criminal justice system.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) programs

Domestic Violence Offender Program

SCV Restorative Justice provides a psycho-educational program operating in a group format, with trained facilitators. Our program is focused on those who perpetrate intimate partner violence, serving as one component of a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to domestic abuse. Our main goals are to:

  • Address the on-going safety needs of victims;
  • Hold abusive individuals accountable for their choice to engage in abusive and/or controlling behavior;
  • Facilitate the development of skills and beliefs that support a non-violent lifestyle, which promote healthy relationships.

Each referred individual will have an assessment as part of the intake process.

Men’s Group

The men’s group provides educational information and guidance based in accountability to understand their behavior and patterns of control. Co-facilitators lead the group through mandatory weekly meetings using a cognitive-behavioral approach. Offenders participate in group work to address escalating behaviors and develop personal control plans. Treatment will be available for men 17 and older beginning May 2017.

Victim’s Services

National

There are resources available, including options for safety planning, through the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Hotline is available at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). Live chat options are available through the website.

Local

Local victim services are available through Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence. Turningpoint provides crisis shelter, sexual assault crisis support, legal system support, advocacy, prevention education, and support groups. The free and confidential crisis line can be reached by calling 1-800-345-5104 or texting 715-821-8626.

Hotlines

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Trans Lifeline
US 877-565-8860 | Canada 877-330-6366

Deaf and hard-of-hearing service
nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org