There was a time when there were no services for perpetrators of domestic violence. For over 25 years, the Alternatives to Domestic Aggression Program of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County has worked to end domestic violenceóby developing state-of-the-art programming to respond and intervene directly to the source of the violence.
Established in 1986 by David J. H. Garvin MSW, CSW, ADA has endeavored to create a unique service targeted to intervene with the perpetrator of domestic violence, the ADA Program has been on the cutting edge of service delivery since its inception.
There is more work to be done!We must never stop trying to reach more people, change more attitudes, save more lives. Private contributions are essential to ensuring future services and prevention programs. Your gift will help keep our programming strong!!!
- Nearly 25 percent of surveyed women and 7.6 percent of surveyed men said that they were raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or date at some time in their lifetime. According to these estimates approximately 1.5 million women are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually. (U.S. Department of Justice, Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence, July 2000).
- From October 1999 to September 2000, domestic violence programs in Michigan received 61,039 crisis calls, an average of 167 crisis calls per day, and sheltered 13,624 women and children.(Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board.)
- One out of five, twenty one percent, of Michigan women with current partners reported sustaining some type of violence in that relationship. (Michigan Department of Community Health, Community Public Health Agency, Survey of Violence in the Lives of Michigan women, 1996.
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