Ozark Center in Joplin Missouri

Alternatives to Violence

Alternatives to Violence, a New Directions program, is an intensive anger management program designed for male clients who have charges related to domestic violence or other violent offenses, such as assault. Referrals are made by area municipal courts, probation, and parole. Individuals referred for the program are verbally screened by a professional counselor in order to determine the severity of the current violent offense(s), the individual’s history of violent behavior, and the potential that an individual may perpetrate violent offenses in the future.

Topics covered:

  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Healthy conflict resolution
  • Effective communication
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Sexual respect
  • Accountability
  • Effects of violence on children
  • Effects of substance abuse on violence

For further information, please call 417.347.7730.

New Directions

305 Virginia St.
Joplin, MO 64801