Domestic Violence Intervention Program
- Kristin Koeffler - Program Director
- Pennie Opdahl - Administrative Assistant
- David Riyeff - Counselor
- Cliff Stavn - Counselor
- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Closed from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Deferred Prosecution/Domestic Violence Intervention Program office is located on 4R. Take the elevator that is next to the Clerk of Courts office to 4R, come out off the elevator and walk straight ahead to the next set of stairs, go up those stairs and the office is on the right side of the hallway. It is handicap accessible.
The purpose of Rock County's Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is to end violence by the perpetrator and keep all family members safe. Domestic violence crimes are always serious because the victim and offender are likely to be in an ongoing relationship.
The courts and DVIP are interested in teaching the abuser consequences for his/her violent choices and instilling new beliefs and actions to stop the intimidation, controlling tactics, and violence. To be eligible, the prosecuting district attorney must refer the offender to the program. The offender must accept responsibility for the crime and be willing to participate in DVIP.
Programming for the abuser often includes referrals to outside agencies for alcohol and drug treatment, individual or group counseling, and parenting classes, in addition to the Domestic Violence Intervention groups.