About Us

We are a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Public Charity. Helping people end abusive behavior is our specialty. We are the experts and the best at what we do.

We provide evidenced-based domestic violence batterers intervention programs in the State of Indiana. In compliance with Indiana Code 35.50.9.1, we are certified by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. All of our services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran, and any other protected classes.

Our evidenced based classes are specifically designed to provide the most safe and accountable intervention to end all levels of abusive behavior; not simply physical abuse. We challenge verbal abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, child abuse, and many other forms of abuse. We are not a mental health or substance abuse agency throwing together a quick anger management program. Helping people end abusive behavior is our specialty.

We are a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Public Charity completely dedicated to our mission of helping others. We believe strongly in what we do. No one in their heart wants to be abusive or harmful to others. You owe it to yourself to learn the skills needed to have loving, kind, happy, healthy relationships. By attending our program you can learn how to change bad habits and put an end to your own abusive words and actions.


What is a BIP?

As a Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) we are advocates for victims of violence, who happen to work with people who abuse. We are a community partner dedicated to ensure the welfare and safety of those who are abused as our first priority. We collaborate with other community partners and promote coordinated community responses to establish accountability for people who use physical violence and other types of abusive behavior to acquire coercive power and control over others.  

Most of our day to day work is conducting classes for these men and women.  We are not a general mental health or counseling agency throwing together a quick anger management program. We are very specialized and highly trained in the research driven, evidenced based policies, protocols, procedures, and curriculum we use to engage program participants in a positive manner to promote a successful process of change.  As far as we know, we are the only BIP programs in the State of Indiana that has been empirically evaluated to demonstrate effectiveness of our program and the Cognitive Accountability Training model.

If abusive behavior is the problem you're seeking help to cure, please learn as much as possible before deciding to seek help elsewhere. It is very important to understand the difference between anger management counselingmental health counselingcouples counseling and the work that we do.  


These approaches have NOT been demonstrated to be effective in addressing domestic violence and abuse. Furthermore, they can give victims a false sense of safety because they may mistakenly believe that such a program can end the violence. In reality, the victim may be placed in grave danger, and the likelihood of further violence could increase with these approaches.


We protect your dignity.

Some programs are dedicated to serving only court mandated individuals.  We respect our clients: Court mandated and voluntary participants are accepted and treated equally.  Our common sense approach is simple and respects the dignity of our participants.  A third of participants in our Nonviolent Alternatives program are voluntary with no court mandate to attend. 

We are a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Public Charity completely dedicated to our mission of helping others. We believe strongly in what we do. No one in their heart wants to be abusive or harmful to others. You owe it to yourself to learn the skills needed to have loving, kind, happy, healthy relationships. By attending our program you can learn how to change bad habits and put an end to your own abusive words and actions.

Ask men what they most deeply want in life and you'll hear answers like:
  • happiness
  • freedom
  • a happy home and loving family
  • knowing their lives matter
  • prosperity
  • respect
  • spiritual fulfillment
  • to love and be loved
  • to provide for their families
  • to fulfill some important purpose
  • to pursue their deepest, unique dreams
Our Program is designed to help men:
  • recognize their own true goals in life
  • understand how all forms of violence (physical, emotional, verbal) and abusiveness towards others undermine these goals
  • learn to live successfully through integrity and nonviolence
Program Description:

Participants in our program attend a series of weekly classes (26 minimum).  Most of the classes begin with the facilitator showing a brief video scene and then leading a group discussion about the scene.  Each class meets for two hours or less. All participants are treated with the same respect and concern that they are encouraged to extend to others. It is understood that considering one's life and most intimate relationships honestly requires courage and hard work, and the atmosphere is supportive, and always nonviolent.

Each person bears full responsibility for their own behavior. This is a program for people who are interested in accepting and meeting this responsibility. Because their victims are NOT responsible for our participants' behavior, they are not involved in this program and do not attend any classes. 

Picture to the right is the Nonviolent Alternatives Greenwood, Indiana Classroom

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