DVIS Schedule

ADA Orientation

The ADA Orientation is an opportunity for participants to learn more about the program, policies and goals of the ADA Program. This orientation gives an overview of issues including confidentiality, tuition cost and attendance requirements. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about what to expect in the ADA Program.

ADA Orientations and RENEW intake appointments vary.

To get started, call 734.926.0159

*Excluding Holidays

ADA Programmatic Model


DVIS Group Meeting Schedule

ADA Orientation - varies
RENEW intake - varies

Monday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (in person)
Thursday: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesday: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (May change as group needs)
Friday: 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Monday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (May change as group needs)
All groups unless noted are currently online-via zoom

The ADA Program utilizes an integrated model of the Conceptual Clarity Curriculum where members of the group are at various levels of the program model listed below.

Discovery - service participants have to effectively convince the group that they have a reason to be in the program and, in doing so, begin to expand the concept that their battering behavior is a pattern rather than an isolated incident.

Foundations - group participants focus on four key concepts: the Revised Power and Control Wheel, the ADA Choice Model, the ADA Accountability Plan, and the SDR (Accountability Workbook, (2003, 2006, 2009). Each Foundations intervention component provides service participants with an expanded understanding of abuse and some preliminary tools for changing their behavior.

Tactics - service participants explore and challenge societal myths that reinforce their personal choice of battering tactic. They identify their fundamental personal core belief which allows them to make abusive choices.  In this process service participants more concretely operationalize the concept of personal accountability. It is in this portion of the program that participants begin to process current interactions in their life and how they are accountable or unaccountable (Bases and Domains of Accountability).

Options - service participants focus on their daily choices to live accountably in all of their interpersonal relationships. Participants continue the process of challenging their core belief, expanding their understanding of accountability and increasing tools to help them make non abusive choices in the future.  In addition to the groups, all ADA service participants must complete eight mentoring sessions.  The purpose of the mentoring sessions is to solidify concepts learned for the mentor and to assist new participants with their resistance by hearing from peers. ADA is designed so that every policy, assignment and interaction is accountability focused and each section of the program builds on the one before it.


ADA Men's Group for Spanish speaking participants.

Groups Meet:
Thursday Evenings: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

For more information please contact:
Jorge Luna-Cruz, Nomás Facilitator
Phone: 734.971.9781 ext. 492
Email[email protected]


Programming for women charged with use of force.

For more information please contact:
Wendy Sadler
Phone: 734.971.9781 ext. 468
Email: [email protected]