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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

DuPage County Psychological Services Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP)

Intervention Program

DuPage County Psychological Services is an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) licensed program that provides services to reduce and prevent domestic violence through assessment, education, and intervention strategies to perpetrators of domestic violence. 

Program Goals

  • Help clients change the underlying belief system that leads to abusive attitudes and behaviors.
  • Educate participants about the causes and forms of domestic violence
  • Provide participants with skills for handling conflict situations
  • Promote attitudes that are associated with non-abusive behavior and challenges attitudes associated with abusive behavior 
  • Replace physically, verbally, and emotionally abusive behavior with non-controlling and nonviolent communication and coping skills.
  • Participants learn to accept personal responsibility for their abusive behavior.

Program Length

  • Clients must complete a Domestic Violence Assessment prior to admission to the program to determine whether they meet criteria for admission. 
  • Completion of the program requires attendance and participation in 26 weekly group sessions.
  • Sessions are 1 1/2 hours each.

Program Features

  • The program is available in both English and Spanish.
  • Women's only program is available for female perpetrators.
  • Group size is limited to 15 members.
  • Weekly group sessions are scheduled on weekday evenings or mornings.
  • Case monitoring of court-ordered clients residing outside of DuPage County. 


For more information on this program call: 630-407-6400.