Setting Program Goals
Ensuring all partners and stakeholders share the mission and vision regarding program goals allows for full engagement and common ground to build the strong foundation of a diversion program. Examples of program goals include:
- Addressing the root causes of violent behavior leading to DV offenses.
- Providing treatment-based interventions that break the cycle of violence and power that perpetuates DV.
- Aiding victims in obtaining the necessary services to address trauma and consequences related to incidences of DV.
- Reducing recidivism rates in DV-related crimes.
- Mitigating the collateral effects of incarceration and criminal convictions to both the perpetrator and their families.
- Ensuring accountability for DV-related crimes.
- Advancing racial and ethnic equity in the criminal justice system.
- Improving the behavioral health of communities and multigenerational family systems.
- Provide pathways for victims who re-enter the criminal justice system accused of a crime (“survivor-defendants”) to receive supportive services and therapy to address trauma and underlying causes of criminal behavior.