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:

  1. Addressing the root causes of violent behavior leading to DV offenses.
  2. Providing treatment-based interventions that break the cycle of violence and power that perpetuates DV.
  3. Aiding victims in obtaining the necessary services to address trauma and consequences related to incidences of DV.
  4. Reducing recidivism rates in DV-related crimes.
  5. Mitigating the collateral effects of incarceration and criminal convictions to both the perpetrator and their families.
  6. Ensuring accountability for DV-related crimes.
  7. Advancing racial and ethnic equity in the criminal justice system.
  8. Improving the behavioral health of communities and multigenerational family systems.
  9. 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.