Services include assistance and advocacy for obtaining a temporary or final restraining order. Our advocates provide additional supportive services such as court accompaniment, supportive listening, safety planning and shelter referral assistance.
FINANCIAL LITERACY CLASSES
Many abusers assume control of their victims and this includes controlling the family's finances. It is not uncommon for victims to lack the understanding of the basics of maintaining a bank account and the services offered by a financial institution. Our literacy classes empower victims with financial independence.
ACCESS provides members of the greater Newark and Essex County community preventive education on the dynamics of domestic violence. These trainings focus on violence prevention and are provided at local community-based agencies, civic groups, churches, local middle schools, some corporate offices, and childcare centers.
INTERVENTION AND ANGER MANAGEMENT
This batterer's intervention program is a 26-week program for abusers. The goal of our batterer's intervention program is to address behavior modification for abusers in an effort to prevent further violence. This program offers intervention and educational strategies through individual and group therapy.
Counseling is available for both shelter and non-residential victims dealing with domestic violence. An individual can participate in individual or group counseling, explore their options, receive education on the dynamics of domestic violence, learn problem-solving skills, restore selfconfidence, reduce feelings of isolation and develop safety plans.