Batterer Intervention Program

 

Batterer Intervention Program Requirements

  • Programs shall be at least 29 weeks in length and include 24 weekly sessions, plus appropriate intake, assessment, and orientation programming
  • Program content shall be based on psycho-educational model that addresses tactics of power and control by one person over another
  • Offenders must pay the cost of attending the program to take responsibility for their acts of violence
  • Programs shall be funded by user fees paid by the batterers
  • Applicable only to programs that address the perpetration of violence between intimate partners, spouses, or those who share a child in common or who are cohabitants in intimate relationships for the purpose of exercising power and control by one over the other
  • The court shall order a person found guilty of, has adjudication withheld on, or pleads nolo contendere to a crime of domestic violence to attend and successfully complete a batterer intervention program unless the court determines the person does not qualify and states on the record why the program is inappropriate
  • It is preferred that the court send batterers to programs as specified in statute
  • The court must provide to the batterer a list of batterer intervention programs from which the batterer must choose a program to attend

For further details of the changes, please consult Chapter 2012-147, Laws of Florida or contact the Domestic Violence Program at 850-921-2168.

Orange and Osceola County

A No Abuse Program, Inc.
813 N. Ferncreek Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-228-9503
Fax: 407-228-7865
Website: anoabuse.com
Beltran Behavioral Health
3214 Hillsdale Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-518-9161
Families Against Abuse
1510 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 230
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-260-6343
Families Against Abuse
4467 Edgewater Drive, Suite C
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-260-6343
Families Against Abuse
165 West Jessup, Suite A
Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: 407-260-6343
Resolution Counseling, Inc./Abolish Abuse
4851 S. Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-876-7757

Brevard and Seminole County

Families Against Abuse (Seminole)
282 Short Ave., Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: 407-260-6343
Family Counseling Center of Brevard
505 Brevard Avenue, Suite 106
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-632-5792
New Life Connections (Seminole)
407 West 25th St., Sanford, FL 32771
And
499 North SR 434, Suite 2001, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Phone: 407-322-7779
SATSC (Seminole)
2640 Hiawatha Ave., Suite E, Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: 407-330-7373
Serenity Counseling (Seminole)
274 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 241, Casselberry, FL 32707
Phone: 321-441-3720
Specialized Treatment, Education and Prevention Services, (STEPS)
803 N. Fiske Blvd
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-637-7730
Specialized Treatment, Education and Prevention Services, (STEPS) (Brevard)
1751 Sarno Road, Suite 1
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: 321-637-7730
Transition House Longwood Center (Seminole)
2767 West SR 434, Longwood, FL 32779
Phone: 407-636-8344
Western Judicial Services (Brevard)
1600 Sarno Road, Suite 110
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: 321-752-7557

Batterer Intervention Program Requirements

  • Programs shall be at least 29 weeks in length and include 24 weekly sessions, plus appropriate intake, assessment, and orientation programming
  • Program content shall be based on psycho-educational model that addresses tactics of power and control by one person over another
  • Offenders must pay the cost of attending the program to take responsibility for their acts of violence
  • Programs shall be funded by user fees paid by the batterers
  • Applicable only to programs that address the perpetration of violence between intimate partners, spouses, or those who share a child in common or who are cohabitants in intimate relationships for the purpose of exercising power and control by one over the other
  • The court shall order a person found guilty of, has adjudication withheld on, or pleads nolo contendere to a crime of domestic violence to attend and successfully complete a batterer intervention program unless the court determines the person does not qualify and states on the record why the program is inappropriate
  • It is preferred that the court send batterers to programs as specified in statute
  • The court must provide to the batterer a list of batterer intervention programs from which the batterer must choose a program to attend

For further details of the changes, please consult Chapter 2012-147, Laws of Florida or contact the Domestic Violence Program at 850-921-2168.

Orange and Osceola County

A No Abuse Program, Inc.
813 N. Ferncreek Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-228-9503
Fax: 407-228-7865

 

Beltran Behavioral Health
3214 Hillsdale Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-518-9161

 

Families Against Abuse
1510 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 230
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-260-6343

 

Families Against Abuse
4467 Edgewater Drive, Suite C
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-260-6343

 

Families Against Abuse
165 West Jessup, Suite A
Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: 407-260-6343

 

Resolution Counseling, Inc./Abolish Abuse
4851 S. Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-876-7757

Brevard and Seminole County

Families Against Abuse (Seminole)
282 Short Ave., Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: 407-260-6343

 

Family Counseling Center of Brevard
505 Brevard Avenue, Suite 106
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-632-5792

 

New Life Connections (Seminole)
407 West 25th St., Sanford, FL 32771
And

 

499 North SR 434, Suite 2001, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Phone: 407-322-7779

 

SATSC (Seminole)
2640 Hiawatha Ave., Suite E, Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: 407-330-7373

 

Serenity Counseling (Seminole)
274 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 241, Casselberry, FL 32707
Phone: 321-441-3720

 

Specialized Treatment, Education and Prevention Services, (STEPS)
803 N. Fiske Blvd
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-637-7730

 

Specialized Treatment, Education and Prevention Services, (STEPS) (Brevard)
1751 Sarno Road, Suite 1
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: 321-637-7730

 

Transition House Longwood Center (Seminole)
2767 West SR 434, Longwood, FL 32779
Phone: 407-636-8344

 

Western Judicial Services (Brevard)
1600 Sarno Road, Suite 110
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: 321-752-7557
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