Batterers Intervention

Did you know, that on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States?

The SPARC Network will provide group-based services to those convicted of Domestic Violence.

The groups are based on EMERGE, a psycho-educational model used nationwide. The program helps participants understand what domestic abuse is and how this abuse negatively affects the victim as well as the perpetrator. The goal is to help the offender accept responsibility for their actions, to understand the negative self-talk that led to choosing violence, to learn about and practice other behavioral choices and to do so in a respectful atmosphere that relies on guidance of the facilitators as well as feedback from other participants. This work will occur in an atmosphere of respect and acceptance of the participant as someone capable of positive change.

The group co-facilitator will also provide case management services to the participants. Using our assessment tool, the case manager will work with each individual around issues that might present impediments to their successful completion of the program. These might include housing, employment, child custody, health, transportation, financial concerns, and more. Together they will develop a plan to improve the life pathways of each participant.

These services are currently being provided in Buncombe County, North Carolina

If you would like this program brought to your area please email