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Batterer Intervention Programs

If convicted of a domestic violence crime, the batterer must undergo a Batterers Intervention Program. A Batterers Intervention Program is a psycho-educational group led by trained professional facilitators. Each meeting is an hour and a half to two hours for a minimum of 20 weeks. Fees are collected, however programs can accommodate if you need help. If you have financial trouble, inform your parole officer or program to discuss options. Batterers learn to identify abusive behaviors and are taught to react non-abusively and instead communicate with their partner. Batterers Intervention Programs differ from and are not replaceable by substance abuse treatments, mental health services, family/marital/couples or other counseling. Batterers can voluntarily attend by contacting the program that serves the area they are living in. Even if batterers voluntarily sign up, it is expected that they will follow through with the commitment and adhere to attendance policies. Participants are held accountable for their attendance, they must be on time, and cannot miss a meeting. Here is a list of the intervention programs in Rhode Island.

  • Family Violence Intervention
    J. Bryan Riley (contact: Loretta Perdomo ext. 10)
    941 Park Avenue Cranston RI 02910
    Telephone: (401) 941-3200
    Fax: (401) 781-0264
    Groups available in Cranston, Narragansett and Woonsocket

  • Bridgemark
    Mary Osborne (Contact: David Dean)
    2020 Elmwood Avenue
    Warwick, RI 02888
    Telephone: (401) 781-2700 
    Fax: (401) 781-2790
    Groups available in Warwick

  • RIBIP (Rhode Island Batterer Intervention Program)
    George Sheehan
    1052 Park Avenue Cranston, RI 02910
    Telephone: (401) 275-5030
    Fax: (401) 275-5031
    Groups available in Bristol/Warren, Cranston, East Providence, Johnston/North Providence, Middletown/Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, Wakefield, Warwick, Westerly and Woonsocket

  • Tri-Hab Domestic Abuse Project 
    (Division of Gateway Healthcare)
    Jeff Weisinger
    58 Hamlet Avenue Woonsocket, RI 02895
    Telephone: (401) 765-4040 ext. 18
    Cell Phone: (401) 486-3814
    Fax: (401) 658-3757
    Groups Available in Central Falls and Woonsocket

  • Vantage Point
    Kathleen Carty
    1 James P Murphy Highway
    West Warwick, RI 02893
    Telephone: (401) 615-0648
    Fax: (401) 615-9540
    Groups available in Coventry, Cranston, Johnston, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, West Warwick, Westerly, and Woonsocket
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