The Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP) is a court diversion program (Administrative Order 7.009) for first time juvenile offenders who have been charged with domestic battery/assault. It was developed as a diversion program to focus on the unique problems of each family whose child has committed domestic violence.
FVIP makes contact with eligible juveniles and their families during detention hearings, or the juvenile's first appearance, and informs the child and family of the terms of the FVIP program. Participation is voluntary. Parents or guardians must be willing to adhere to FVIP's requirements.
The following services are provided by FVIP:
The case plan is created during the one time mediation/arbitration conference. An FVIP court case advisor will attend the mediation conference along with the family members. After exploring what conflicts the families are experiencing, other conditions may be added to the case plan to help remedy these conflicts. These conditions may include substance abuse counseling and testing, family or individual counseling, psychiatric or psychological evaluation, etc.
Supervision is provided for each case by an assigned case manager. If problems arise in either the home, school, or community, the case manager needs to be kept informed. Home or school visits are conducted on an "as needed basis."
Children and families may be referred to substance abuse counseling and testing, family or individual counseling, curfew, chores (restitution), psychiatric or psychological evaluation, physical evaluation, employment and education services, housing and financial assistance programs.
- The child must agree to no violent contact with anyone (in or out of the home). This includes verbal and physical violence, destruction of property, threats and spitting.
- The child must agree to attend and complete an anger management program (group, family and or individual counseling) for up to 14 sessions. (The participant is to be enrolled in anger management within two weeks of the intake date).
- The child must agree to improve school attendance, behavior, and/or seek employment.
- The family must agree to attend the case plan/mediation conference.
- The parents or guardians must be willing to have the youth back in their home, as well as provide transportation to anger management or other required services on the case plan.
Cost of Services
There is no cost for intake, mediation or supervision. Providers outside the program may charge fees for specific services.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Related Administrative Orders