Court-Ordered Programs

Our Intervention services consist of Court-Ordered First and Second Offender Impaired Driving Education courses and Project SAFE, which runs our Intimate Partner Abuse Education program, our Generalized Violence Intervention program, our Adolescent Dating Violence, Teen Violence and Women’s Violence Intervention services.

For contact information, please refer to the specific programs below.

Massachusetts Impaired Driver-First Offender Program (MID)

MID is a 40-hour structured program licensed and approved by the Department of Public Health and the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. Referrals come from all district courts in Massachusetts, the Registry of Motor Vehicles and out-of-state courts and agencies. The program consists of an intake interview, sixteen weekly groups utilizing a psychoeducational model, two self-help meetings, a victim impact forum and an exit interview. Referrals may be made for additional treatment if indicated.
For more information on MID Programs, please contact one of the following locations:

  • Norwood ~ 781-762-0060 x10 or x11
  • Quincy ~ 617-471-8400 x129 or x179
  • Weymouth ~ 617-471-8400 x129

Second Offender Aftercare Program (SOA)

SOA is a DPH approved intensive, individualized, clinical intervention program for persons who have incurred more than one alcohol and/or other drug-related driving conviction within the judicial system. Participants may enroll in SOA prior to, or subsequent to their completion of the 2-week Driving Under the Influence of Liquor (DUIL) program. SOA is flexibly designed to meet the individual needs of the participants, typically lasting for a minimum of one year. Most individuals will participate in an intake assessment, group counseling sessions, quarterly reviews, and a discharge session. Referrals for additional services, such as individual counseling, self-help meetings, or drug screens are also available. This program is approved and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse.

For more information on SOA Programs, please contact the Quincy location at 617-471-8400 x129 or x179

Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program

A 40-week program for perpetrators of domestic abuse. Participants may refer themselves or may be referred by the courts, prisons, or the Department of Children and Families. Participants examine their use of abusive and/or violent tactics in intimate relationships. Staff assists participants in developing safe actions and healthy belief systems.

Generalized Violence Intervention Program

A 15-week program for males/females, both youth and adults, who are not involved in domestic abuse of their spouse/partner. Participants are referred by the courts, self, prison, and other providers. Staff assists participants with identifying triggers to violence, developing coping skills, and using alternative outlets in the place of violence.

Adolescent Dating Violence/Other Teen Violence Intervention

A 15-week program for adolescents involved in violence toward women, especially dating violence and violence toward parents/guardians.

Women’s Violence Program

A program that provides group education for women who use violent behavior. Participants examine their actions toward others to develop better communication skills. Participants may refer themselves or may be referred by the courts or the Department of Children and Families.

For more information on any of these Project SAFE Programs, please contact one of the following locations:

  • Norwood ~ 781-762-0060 x10 or x11
  • Quincy ~ 617-471-8400 x129 or x179