TTD maintains a Community Batterer’s Intervention Program (CBIP) program called ‘A Different Choice.’
A Different Choice’s (ADC) weekly groups for men who batter are facilitated by trained educators using the Duluth Model as its curriculum and is certified by the Maine Department of Corrections.
ADC is part of TTD’s response to domestic abuse, based on the belief that a strong, consistent criminal justice system coupled with men’s nonviolence classes is important for addressing domestic violence in a community. The criminal justice system is the first step in holding men who batter accountable and our men’s nonviolence classes continue the accountability while offering the opportunity for men who batter to examine and change the beliefs they hold that allow them to be violent or controlling of their partners.
Below is the list of classes currently offered by A Different Choice in Cumberland County Maine:
Portland classes: Wednesday 4pm and 6pm; Friday 9am and 10:30am
Windham classes: Monday 7pm; Thursday 5pm
All classes are 90 minutes and participants must be previously enrolled to attend.
To learn more, contact us here.