The La Casa Men's Program
Our mission within La Casa is to collaborate with the community to stop violence in our homes. To that end, we work with men towards change. We know it is possible, and necessary, to move away from denying and minimizing our responsibility for abuse to living non-violently.
We assist men to break the cycle of violence by:
- Conducting a 52 session program of weekly groups that focus on identifying and eliminating abuse, taking responsibility, and building self-esteem along with non-violent skills. Men either volunteer for, or are Court mandated to our Groups. As of February 2, 2006* we serve 165* men in 15* Groups. After initial Intake and Orientation sessions, men begin their service plan with an assigned, qualified Facilitator.
- Participating bi-weekly in the Magistrate Domestic Violence Court, joining with the Judge, the District Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, Sheriff's Department and LCPD in assessing men's progress.
- Cooperating monthly with Municipal Court Compliance Officers, and regularly the District Court Domestic Violence Commissioner to assess men's progress.
- Providing awareness and education opportunities to community agencies, schools, churches and service clubs.
- Joining with La Casa's Non-Residential Program in doing what we can to maintain the safety and peace of our homes.
Contact us at any time:
Pat Acosta, Men's Program Coordinator