Abuser Intervention

The Abuser Intervention Program is a 32-week group process that focuses on identifying abusive and controlling behaviors, examining influences that contribute to violence, discussing the effects of violence on victims, children, and perpetrators, and replacing abusive behaviors with non-abusive actions. It provides training in new skills of self-management, communication, empathy, and problem-solving. The focus of these groups is to take accountability for violent behaviors.

AIP Sign-Up Information

Virtual Intake Appointments

Due to COVID-19 social distancing CDC guidelines, AIP virtual intakes are being offered to new clients on a case by case basis.  This involves the use of interactive telecommunications or electronic media via Zoom.

Please contact the AIP Coordinator at  410-836-8431 ext. 226 to discuss AIP group registration BEFORE filling out these forms.

To register for an intake appointment, please follow this link and complete the form.

After submitting the form, you will be contacted to schedule a day and time for your virtual intake, and provided with information on how to log in for your appointment.  You must complete the following forms in order to complete the intake process:

Client Confidentiality

Release of Information

Release of Information for GOCPYVS

Release of Information Other

AIP Contract

Online Group Agreement

Grievance Form

AIP Client Survey

While minimal, there are some limitations with online intakes, including technological failure, miscommunication, and increased risk of technology breaches.

General Information

  • Services are for perpetrators of intimate partner violence only.
  • There is a $65 fee for all scheduled intakes.
  • Any court documentation (i.e. protective order, court order, etc.) and verification of employment and pay must be provided when scheduling an intake.
  • Each client is charged per group on a sliding fee scale. Fees range from $15-$50 per group depending on income. Groups meet weekly for 1.5 hours.
  • Clients are allowed 6 absences from their AIP group before discharge.

Program Requirements

  • Pre and post-tests are given to all clients to assist in determining progress throughout the program.
  • Abusive and violent behaviors are taken very seriously and will not be tolerated. A contract must be signed at the intake outlining the responsibilities of the client.
  • Homework is assigned throughout the program, and the client is required to complete all homework assignments.
  • If clients are Court-Ordered to complete the AIP program, SARC staff will maintain contact with the Department of Parole and Probation as well as the courts to update involved parties on the client’s progress in the Abuser Intervention Program.

Online Group Sessions

  • AIP Online Groups are being offered as a voluntary option for current clients to continue participating in the Abuser Intervention Program due to COVID-19 social distancing CDC guidelines. This involves the use of interactive telecommunications or electronic media via Zoom.
  • While minimal, there are some limitations with online groups, including technological failure, miscommunication and increased risk of technology breaches.


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Security Notice:

After using any of the above services to pay your fees, that service may send you receipts for payment by email or text message. These receipts will include our business name, and would indicate that you have made a payment to SARC. It is possible the receipt may be sent automatically, without first asking if you wish to receive the receipt. We are unable to control this in many cases, and we may not be able to control which email address or phone number your receipt is sent to.  Please consider which e-mail address or phone numbers you are using and who may have access to them.