Breaking the cycle of unhealthy behavior
South Carolina consistently ranks among the highest for domestic violence incidents in the country. Our Family Preservation Programs work to end the cycle of domestic violence through education. Our programs are unique in their holistic approach: to serve not only the victims of abuse (including both adults and children) but also batterers as well. It is through this holistic approach that we can truly break the cycle of domestic violence in homes across the Upstate.
Anger Management Program
Anger may be a secondary emotion, but it can have real, long-term consequences if not kept in check. In 2017, Compass of Carolina implemented a 12-week program dedicated solely to processing and managing anger, as a response to community requests for such a program.
Victims’ Intervention Program
Family Preservation Victims’ Program is open to voluntary clients who need help or are seeking information and resources about domestic violence. Other clients may be referred by the Department of Social Services. To provide a secure and safe opportunity for victims, the Victim’s Program is highly confidential and takes place at undisclosed locations and times.
Are you a victim?
If you’re unsure, please read our post on victimization and how we can help you.
Batterers’ Intervention Program
The Batterers’ Program is open to voluntary clients who need help or are seeking information about domestic violence. Other clients are mandated to attend FVIP by referral sources such as judges and magistrates, probation and parole officers, and the Department of Social Services.
Statistics show that FVIP is successful in helping reduce the re-arrest rates of persons charged with domestic violence. In the last 15 years, graduates of our program re-offended at an average of about 10 percent, while non-graduates re-offended at an average of more than 25 percent. These figures are in comparison to the national average approaching 40 percent, or sometimes, higher.