Intervention ServicesAbuse & Rape Crisis Shelter provides 24-hour support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and related crimes in Warren County, Ohio. Our trained staff and volunteers assist in problem solving, personal safety, and police intervention. Hotline staff also assist in obtaining emergency shelter, medical and legal assistance, and provide referrals to community resources.
Court Ordered Programs
Our Accountability is to battered victims and to those who work for them.
Our Goal is to prevent further victimization – the primary client is the victim as well as the community.
We view the batterer as secondary client, a serious, violent offender who has committed criminal behavior.
Treatment is the psychology of accountability – offenders make moral choices based on their ethics and values and to abuse is a free choice.
Psychological, psychiatric, or social rationales are no excuse.
One’s behaviors, emotions, and thinking patterns are one’s own responsibility. Change in these behaviors and pattern takes time.
Our clients are free moral agents – our approach is tough, factual, and humanized.
Often we attempt to understand the abuser from the assumption the offender views the world as we do.