Marshall County to Try New Treatment Approach for Domestic Violence Offenders

People convicted of domestic violence offenses in Marshall County will soon be getting a new type of treatment. Domestic Violence-Moral Reconation Therapy is now available as a sentencing option.

Prosecutor Nelson Chipman and Community Corrections Director Ward Byers announced the new approach in a press release Friday. They say it’s “an evidence based cognitive behavioral program designed to enhance awareness of thoughts and belief patterns to change behavior to one of equality and acceptance.”

The hope is that the treatment will do a better job of stopping offenders from committing more acts of domestic violence in the future. Chipman says that in the past, those offenders had to take an anger management course. Continue reading