Is There Any Help for Offenders? Yes!

The Mentored, Monitored and Self-Management Program

An offender is a person who has crossed the line, broken the law or has been accused of actually hurting another person in an act of violence. In this case we are talking about a perpetrator of domestic violence. Being convicted of sexual abuse or domestic violence is a very serious offense and should not be taken lightly or ignored. In most cases the offenders themselves recognize the seriousness of their action(s) as a harmful choice before they go through a process determined by the court to pay restitution, be rehabilitated or even punished before they can be restored into the community at some level. An offender may have to serve time in jail, enter into a special residential or outside training program or given the option of  taking online courses via the internet.

Although the tragedy of sexual abuse or domestic violence cannot be undone, there are some people who are willing to do what ever they can to avoid the horrible crime again. For those truly remorseful individuals BUADV has designed a special program for offenders who desire to receive a certificate in Positive Conflict Self Management (PCSM). This program focuses on the offender learning better conflict management skills, self control of their own behavior and eliminating the need to control others. This certificate is only a verification of the offenders willingness to go above and beyond time served without the confines of incarceration or court ordered treatment. We call this our Mentor, Monitor and Self-Management program with an award of the PCSM certificate upon completion.

BUADV has designed a special program for those offenders who desire to receive a certificate in Positive Conflict Self Management (PCSM).

 

The PCSM Certificate is earned by those offenders who complete the following within one year of the program start date:

 

  1. Pay half of the $70 dollar ($35) training fee and complete the application with a 500 word essay stating why you should be accepted in the certification program.
  2. 10 certifiable hours of training of the Peace Pie Curriculum. Training must be conducted by a GGYM Coach and not a guest speaker. Certifiable training must include at least 2 full sessions of each of the 5 Peace Pie subjects in person. Must be completed within one year of the start date.
  3. 10 personal interviews with a head coach who will also complete and sign a monthly Progress Assessment Form (Coach).
  4. 10 certifiable hours of community service with a nonprofit organization (domestic violence shelters or clinics serving victims of domestic violence are unacceptable) that has been pre-approved by the mentoring coach.
  5. The offender must find a female domestic violence woman’s advocate who is willing to verify the program they are working with and complete at least 3 (start, mid and end of the program) Progress Assessment Forms (Advocate).
  6. View at least one video per week on domestic violence and write (or an audio recording) at least a 500 word essay on each video. The video must be no less than 15 minutes long or a combination of videos that last up to no less than 15 minutes. Your video must include the videos posted on the www.nomore.net website (youtube.com has many video on this subject).
  7. Take the pre-test and a post-test from BUADV entitled, What is Domestic Violence?
  8. Read the book, The Peace Pie and pass the quiz 100% within 30 day of the end of the program.
  9. 3 letters of recommendation (1 each) from people who are fully aware of the offenders offense, the program details and have been approved as advocates for the offender before they enter into the program by the mentoring coach and 3 letters (1 each) at the completion of the program.
  10. Receive the personal recommendation of the Executive Director of the BUADV for graduation approval and pay the remaining $35 to receive the certificate of completion.
  11. *For offenders who’s crime(s) also involved drug and/or alcohol a urine analysis test from a medical facility must be provided monthly during the program and/or within 24 hours of a random request of the mentoring coach.
  12. *For offenders and victims who want to be reunited, special conditions and long marital/family counsel need to be put in place during the program.

 

*Optional additional steps that need to be taken for special circumstance.