OUR APPROACH
Using the group " Duluth model" approach, offenders attend a 29 week program that emphasizes honesty, accountability, humbleness, faithfulness, respect, self-discipline, and recognizes financial responsibility.

We offer short 60 minute sessions once a week by live video conference (the same system used by most courts for first appearance of those arrested). The offender is responsible to pay for each session as they are attended within a specified period of time. We follow a nationally recognized curricullum each session with homework assignments due the next session that help them work through tough life issues which teaches lessons in how to handle "tough situations".

Accountability is a main issue whereby all offenders are held to a very high standard learning skills to handle lifes' tough situations with understanding & compassion. 
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Court Approved Batterer Intervention Program
The STOP Abuse Project is a community program that offers the court ordered & Court Approved Batterers Intervention Program (BIP). A portion of all proceeds will be used to support Domestic Violence victims' programs in the communities that we serve.

The focus of our BIP program is this:
  • Reduce recividism of offenders taking our program
  • Promote responsibility & accountability for offender actions
  • Group confidentiality
  • Live Video Conference (no reason to not attend our program)
  • Offender supported program to show consequences for their actions
  • Help the offender recognize the hurt they have caused
  • Teach & mentor the offender the right (& wrong) way to be a "man"
  • Give offenders of Domestic Violence the opportunity to understand their actions hurt people and teach them the "right" way to handle conflict.

Call us: (386) 437-6543

Currently approved & accepted by the following Florida Judicial circuits:

  • 5th Judicial Circuit, Florida
    • Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, & Sumpter Counties
  • 7th Judicial Circuit, Florida
    • Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, Putnum Counties
  • 18th Judicial Circuit, Florida
    • Brevard & Seminole Counties

We are now offering BIP via video Conference.

What does this mean? There is no driving to a location to attend your weekly meeting. We ONLY meet with video chat on your computer, your phone, or your tablet. You still need to sign up and do the intake interview and the orientation, but all meetings will be conducted with video chat, group session. This means THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO NOT ATTEND. In fact, the ONLY excuse for not attending a weekly session is if you are in jail!

How do I pay for my sessions? Payment for the full program is handled when you sign up for the intake/orientation. You fill out the payment information one time, then your account is billed each week automatically if you attend or not. Then, once all payments are made, the system stops automatic charges (after 27 weeks). Use the button to the left that says "Subscribe" to start the process. You will be taken to a page where you can download the app, get the documents, and contact us to schedule your intake/orientation session.
  1. Stephen Woodin, Mediator/Group Facilitator
    Stephen Woodin, Mediator/Group Facilitator
    As a Florida Firefighter/Paramedic Steve has seen his share of patients on the receiving end of domestic violence. Steve has been and advocate for the prevention of domestic violence since the beginning of his career in 1989. He has taught domestic violence awareness since 1993 to the medical as well as legal fields. Steve uses his "neutral mediation skills" to benefit the batterers in group sessions. His goal is to hold offenders accountable and help change the self-discipline and general attitude of batterers. Steve is a certified group facilitator in Domestic Violence and Anger Management through the NACBT. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Presidential "Volunteer of the year" award for his mediation work in the court system. The goal of our program is to help batterers be accountable for their actions and understand that what they did is not ok. Behavior modification and recognition of situations that are toxic and should be avoided are additional goals.