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. It 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.
Our men’s nonviolence classes continue the accountability while offering the opportunity for men who batter to examine and change 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:
- Monday – 6 pm
- Wednesday – 4 pm and 6 pm
- Thursday – 5 pm
- Friday – 8 am and 10:30 am
Due to COVID-19, all in-person classes offered by ADC, including CBIP classes, are canceled until further notice. We are currently enrolling new participants with intake appointments by phone. Educational group classes are being held over ZOOM video conferencing.
All classes are 90 minutes. Participants must be previously enrolled to attend. To learn more, contact us here.