Community safety, victim safety, risk management and the prevention of interpersonal violence and abuse are the ultimate goals of Meridian Behavioral Health's Offender Services Program. The impact of interpersonal physical, emotional and sexual violence is far-reaching and negatively impacts families, children, employers, community safety, our economy and our overall community well-being. Working collaboratively with other interested agencies, especially victim service agencies, we can bring awareness to these issues, and address them. Meridian Behavioral Health Services offers both a Substance Abuse Intervention Program and a Domestic Violence Intervention Program.
The Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP) are for individuals who have committed acts of sexual abuse/assault against minors and/or adults. Although most clients will be on probation, this is not a requirement for participation in the program. The range of services includes:
Using a group format, treatment addresses the full range of problems and issues which offenders face providing a safe environment to:
Domestic Violence Intervention Program DVIP's goal is to prevent and address interpersonal violence in Western North Carolina and to partner with other organizations to bring attention to this pervasive problem in our community. The DVIP services offered for individuals who have been abusive with their partners and children include:
In a group setting, treatment addresses the following issues that are prevalent in domestic violence.
For more information about any of our Offender Services programs, please view the Offender Services Brochure.
To refer an individual please complete the Offender Services Referral Form.