Offered to Court-Referred Clients through our DCS Community-Based Contract

Regions Served

All of 4 & 10 and parts of 6 & 7

Counties Served

Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley, and Marion

Service Description

The purpose of the Domestic Violence Victim and Child program is to:

  • Improve the safety of domestic violence survivors.
  • Enhance the coping skills of children who experience domestic violence.
  • Improve functioning including development of positive means of managing crisis.

Service Delivery

The Domestic Violence Victim and Child Program was created to educate adults on the effects domestic violence has on its victims and empower them to break the cycle.

We employ an evidence-based curriculum, In Our Best Interest, which follows the Duluth Model.


26 Group Sessions in Total

One Session per Week

Sessions are 2-Hours Long Each

Morning or Evening Groups

8-10 Participants Per Group

Individual Sessions as Needed

Services Provided

+ Educational and skills-based support groups for survivor and/or child

+ Assistance with transportation

+ Coordination of services

+Advocacy (including goal setting, case management, supportive services)

+ Safety planning

+ Crisis intervention

+ Community referrals and follow-up

+ Family/child assessment

+ Child development education

+ Domestic violence education

+ Parenting education

+Budgeting and money management

+Participation in child/family team meetings

+ Family reunification

+ Individual and family services

Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitely.


Assessments shall assess for the following:

+ Safety and risk factors for the child

+ Child abuse/neglect

+ Food/shelter/clothing

+ Parent/child relationships

+ Screening for other co-occurring issues (substance abuse, mental health issues, behavioral issues, social impairment, educational impairment, etc.)