Domestic Violence Treatment 52 Week

Domestic Violence  Batterers Treatment Classes (Court Approved since 1997):


Here is the link to our DV Intake Form for this Class - Print and FIll Out prior to coming to your Intake Appointment:

Cornerstone Batterer's Intervention Program is a 52-week Ventura/LA County Superior Court and Ventura/LA County Probation Agency approved program. We use an evidenced-based intervention proven to produce results and change. Upon registering with our program, your probation officer will be notified and they will send us the appropriate paperwork. Upon completion of the program Ventura County Probation and the Ventura County Superior Court will be notified. You will receive a certificate of completion for recognition and proof of service completion. Class is group format for 2 Hours.  We need to do an intake PRIOR to joining  the class.  See below Link to our Intake Form.  Please call 805-390-6384 for an appointment time.

For a complete listing of the domestic violence/batterers treatment classes we offer click this link.

CORNERSTONE Counseling Center was started in 1997 with the primary goal to conduct Domestic Violence Treatment in Ventura County and Los Angeles County.  Cornerstone developed a specific proprietary curriculum for treatment has been an approved provider in Ventura County since 1997. Please DO NOT BE FOOLED by websites stating you can do your classes online - THOSE WILL NEVER COUNT IN COURT!  We are court approved and you can do classes in our various locations. See the Class Schedule. $35 Enrollment Fee to Start.  

What is Domestic Violence?

1. Using Physical Abuse: hitting, grabbing, pulling, pushing, biting, choking, restraining, hitting, using objects, etc.

2. Using Sexual Abuse: Forcing, harassing or pestering someone to engage in a sexual activity against their will.

3. Using Intimidation:  making your partner afraid by using intimidating gestures, looks or actions, smashing things, destroying property that means a lot to the other person; abusing pets, pulling out weapons.

4. Using Emotional Abuse:  playing mind games to make your partner feel bad, guilty or crazy, humiliating your partner, insulting your partner, calling them stupid, worthless or no good (in front of people or not).

5. Using Isolation:  controlling what your partner does, where they goes, to whom they talks, where they work,  not letting them have or use the car; not letting them have friends, or limiting them,  keeping them from their family, using jealousy to justify one ' s actions.

6. Minimizing, Denying and/or Blaming:  saying the abuse was no big deal or denying that it ever happened; making your partner responsible for the abuse, by saying they caused it.

7. Using Children:  controlling your partner by using the children to relay messages, using visitation to harass, threatening to take the children away or to steal them, calling your partner a bad father or a bad mother (called core insults).

8. Using gender privilege:  Examples:  "I am the man and I will make all the major decisions."  Or "I am the man so I am king of my castle."  Or "I am a woman and therefore I am a better parent."  Or "I am the women so I will not let you see the children unless I say so."

9. Using Economic Abuse: refusing to allow your partner to work,  handling all of the finances, not letting them have access to a checking account or credit cards, not allowing them to have a separate account of any kind, giving your partner an allowance (as a form of control), "Whoever makes the money is in charge of it."

10. Using Coercion and Threats:  using force or threats to get control or manipulate, threatening to leave, threatening to commit suicide, threatening to kill your partner, their family or others, trying to get your partner to drop pending charges.

Violence is used in many of these scenarios because it weakens the victim, renders them powerless and can put them in shock.  Violence helps the abuser to control. It is damaging to all involved including the children who learn that this is normal behavior.


Enrollment Form - Please print and fill out prior to first appointment.

Final Exam Form and Interview

Domestic Violence Class Intake Form Link Here

DV Financial Evaluation Forms - FILL OUT BOTH FORMS and bring in Supporting Documents.

Please contact Cornerstone Counseling (or call 805-390-6384)  if you or someone you care about is in need of help. (If you are in immediate danger contact 911.) para espanol =1-805-305-0068

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