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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
816-321-7050800-491-1114

YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE
816-741-8700888-233-1639

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Offender Intervention Services

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Behavior is learned, and abusers often lack the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and change their behavior. Since 2000, Synergy's abuser intervention program has been working to hold domestic violence offenders accountable for their behavior, and to equip them with the tools they need to choose alternatives to violence. The program, which runs 28-58 weeks depending on the lethality of offenders' actions, provides a comprehensive mental health approach to behavior change that goes well beyond traditional anger management models.

Community collaborations, including relationships with law enforcement, judges, and probation and parole officers, continue to play an important role in the success of our efforts. With a coordinated community effort, we are better able to hold abusers accountable for their behavior and more effectively identify and dissuade destructive thought patterns which enable the abuser to feel justified in his abusive behavior.


Man comforting another man in a support group