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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois


Step-Up is a domestic violence treatment program designed to work with juveniles who have become violent with a parent or caregiver.  Step-Up is a twenty-one-week group counseling program for the juvenile and their parents.  Step-Up helps participants learn and practice skills to prevent the use of violence and resolve conflict with respectful communication.  It can be used at the Diversion, Supervision or Probation level.  Juveniles who are detained as the result of an override on an arrest for Domestic Battery are screened for Step-up prior to their Detention Hearing.