Lafayette Location:

Trinity Methodist Church

Enter Door 4

509 North St

Lafayette, IN 47901

Crawfordsville Location:

First Christian Church

211 South Walnut Street

Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Rensselaer Location:

First Presbyterian Church

220 North Cullen Street

Rensselaer, IN 47978

Bloomington Location:

 Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

 2655 South Adams Street

Bloomington, IN 47403


  24 Hr Information Line

Toll Free 1-888-678-9609

Office Manager- Andrea(Al) Bennett

765-409-7469



Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

We offer a variety of programs including domestic violence batterers intervention groups, behavior awareness and modification groups, assessments, supervised visitation and therapeutic services.  We are the only Lafayette area Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Certified Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) as required by Indiana Code 35.50.9.1.

For a directory of other State of Indiana ICADV Certified Batterers Intervention Programs Click Here

How to Enroll

posted Jun 28, 2015, 6:41 PM by Character Restoration   [ updated Feb 11, 2018, 9:54 PM ]

To enroll just show up for an orientation class session. No appointment is necessary. Family members and relationship partners may voluntarily attend the orientation class session with you at no additional charge. 

If you are court mandated please bring your court documents ordering you to our program with you to the orientation session. Completion of the BIP program requires remaining in compliance with rules while attending a minimum of 26 class sessions and Behavior Awareness and Modification classes are determined by the referral source.

Class Schedule and Fees

posted Jun 28, 2015, 6:32 PM by Character Restoration   [ updated Jun 20, 2019, 9:31 PM ]

Lafayette Classes         
Trinity Methodist Church
509 North St.
Lafayette, IN 47901
Down the Stairs
Enter Door #4

Men's Program   

Monday        10:00am    $30    
Thursday        3:00pm    $30    Class Canceled July4th  
Thursday        6:00pm    $40    Class Canceled July4th
Friday            6:00pm    $40*   ** Limited to 20 Attendees ** 
                   *no disability discount at this class   
                                                                        
Orientation 
Monday         11:00am    $30
Thursday        7:00pm     $30   Canceled July4th

Women's Program

Tuesday        6:00pm     $25
Orientation    7:00pm     $25     


Crawfordsville Classes
First Christian Church
211 South Walnut Street
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
  
Men's Program

Thursday        10:00am    $30  Class Canceled July4th
Orientation     11:00am    $30  Canceled July4th

Women's Program

Tuesday         10:00am    $25   Class Start June 18th
Orientation     11:00am    $25

Rensselaer Classes
The First Presbyterian Church
220 North Cullen Street
Rensselaer, IN 47978

Men's Program

Monday         6:00pm CST. $30 (Classes Started June 3rd, 2019)
Orientation    7:00pm CST. $30

Bloomington Classes      
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
2655 S. Adams St.
Bloomington, IN 47403

Women's Program
Friday          12:00pm    $20      
Orientation   1:30pm      $20

Men's Program
Friday          4:00pm      $20      
Friday          6:30pm      $20      
Orientation   7:30pm      $20
      
Greenwood Class
3209 Smith Valley Road Suite #137
Greenwood, IN 46142

Men's Program
Saturday       11:00am    $40
Orientation    1:00pm      $20     

See www.nonviolentalternatives.com for details. 

(class fees are occasionally adjusted in an attempt to modify class size

     

Criminal Thinking Intervention Class

posted Jun 28, 2015, 6:03 PM by Character Restoration   [ updated Feb 3, 2018, 3:29 PM ]

  • Research evidence based practices: Monica Solinas-Saunders, PhD, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Indiana University Northwest to be an “innovative evidenced based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model”. She further describes our program, “The CAT curriculum primarily focuses on cognitive behavioral strategies that target the offender’s crimogenic propensity. The curriculum mirrors the two primary goals of the program: leading the clients to moral reasoning (or the ability to distinguish right from wrong) and accountability (or the ability to take responsibility for their own actions)”.

  • We respect our clients: Court mandated and voluntary clients are accepted and treated equally. Our common sense approach is simple and respects the dignity of our clients.

  • No waiting list: All our classes are open ended so new clients can start at any time.

  • Low client fees: All of our programs are low cost direct fee for service. No health insurance coverage is required. No client is ever turned away due to inability to pay (listen to our toll free message system for volunteer opportunities). Our fees are actually less than most health insurance deductibles and co-pays. No insurance or employer benefit programs are required to obtain our services. 

  • Accountable Reporting to Referral Sources: We are experienced in working with criminal justice offenders. We understand accountability is vital when conducting effective forensic intervention. We have developed our own custom computerized database reporting system. Thus, we take great pride in our impeccable track record of providing timely documentation and reporting. Our computerized system automatically generates reports:

    1. When a new client enrolls.

    2. Monthly status update verifying attendance of all active clients.

    3. When a client violates the terms of their enrollment agreement and is unsuccessfully discharged.

    4. When a client successfully completes their program.

  • Indiana Risk Assessment System (IRAS-CST): This program is an excellent option for anyone scoring at a moderate to high-risk level on the Indiana Risk Assessment System: Community Supervision Tool (IRAS-CST). CAT is especially suitable for those with an elevated score on domain seven, Criminal Attitudes and Behavioral Patterns. Our agency is are longer just a domestic violence program.

  • By attending only one 90-120 minute class weekly for a minimum of 26 weeks class participants learn how to:

    1. Treat others how I would want to be treated...even if others don’t.

    2. Act appropriately even if I’m upset, hurt, angry, or afraid.

    3. Problem solving to make healthy choices in very difficult and challenging situations.

    4. Feel confident and not doubt their self when doing the right thing.

    5. Stay calm and respond appropriately in tense situations.

    6. Do the moral and right thing no matter what.

    7. Practice integrity consistently.

    8. Accept they can make good choices and change their life for the better. 

Information for Referral Sources

posted Jun 28, 2015, 5:58 PM by Character Restoration   [ updated Mar 3, 2018, 9:22 AM ]

To check the current status of someone in our program login to our online client tracking database.

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We are a DCS contract provider listed in KidTraks as "Abuse Counseling and Education, Inc."

For DCS Case Workers and Supervisors.... Vendor Number is ST000391605
                                                      

Any Questions, Please feel free to email us:

office@characterrestoration.com

Important Notice to Victims, Family, and Friends of our Program Participants

posted Jun 28, 2015, 12:59 PM by Character Restoration   [ updated Aug 25, 2016, 9:52 AM ]

To Victims, Family, and Friends of our program participants:

It is extremely important for you to be realistic in your expectations of what will be accomplished in this program. Often times participants that enroll in our program on their own, without being court ordered, drop out prior to completing the entire program. Even participants mandated to our program by courts are sometimes not required to complete our entire program successfully.

Be aware, our studies have shown that 88% of people who drop out of our program (whether court ordered or self referred) without completing are soon arrested. If your partner quits attending before they complete the WHOLE program there is a very high possibility you and your family are in danger of being abused. We strongly encourage you to contact the domestic violence hotline at 1-800-322-7385 and get connected to a local advocate to help you develop a safety plan. Please do not accept your partner's reasons/excuses/ justifications for dropping out of our program to convince yourself not to plan for the safety of you and your family.

Our program is specifically designed with the intent and purpose of ending abuse and violence in all forms. We attempt to address all levels of violence including verbal abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and physical abuse. However, our experience has shown that sometimes participants have taken information presented in our program, twisted it's meaning, and subsequently attempted to use the information as a manipulation tactic. We want you to be aware that if something one of our clients brings home doesn't quite sound right, this is likely what is happening.

Our first priority in this program is your welfare and safety. In this regard, please take this notice as an invitation to contact us in any event that you have a question about anything that was said, taught, or talked about in one of our classes. Any conversation we have with you will be held in the strictest confidence and we will not tell our program participant that we even spoke with you unless you specifically request that we do so.

Our studies have shown that less than ten percent of individuals who COMPLETE our entire program are arrested again for any crime. However, please understand, it is safest to assume your partner will be the one in ten that continues to be abusive. So do not assume you and your family are safe just because your partner attends or completes our program.

ICADV




Our agency and all of our programs subscribe and support the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Victim/Partner/Survivor Bill of Rights:

1. You have the right to be treated with respect at all times.

2. You have the right to never feel pressured or coerced to disclose information, agree to confrontation of the BIP participant, agree to make a report or take any action that you feel is not in your best interest for safety and empowerment.

3. You have the right to know information about the participant’s entry in or removal from the program.

4. You have the right to know about the BIP participant’s program status and history regarding attendance and payments.

5. You have the right to be provided contact information for local shelter and criminal justice victim advocate.

6. You have the right to confidentiality. You may consent to disclosure of your report but should only do so if you have a safety plan and believe disclosure will not reduce your safety.

7. You have the right to know that the BIP staff, victim advocates, nor the legal system can guarantee your safety.

8. You have the right to know that providing a witness statement or complaint to the legal system cannot be exercised confidentially or anonymously.

9. You have a right to know, prior to sharing information, that any information shared involving suspected child abuse, or abuse of elder adults cannot be confidential and must be reported to the legal system.

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