The need exists for DV treatment services for people impacted by intimate partner violence or cohabitant abuse. DV services provide evaluation and intervention to DV offenders. Additionally, DV services provide comprehensive behavioral health care to adult and children/youth survivors impacted by intimate partner violence or cohabitant abuse. When DV services are accessible and evidence-based, safety improves.
The State of Utah defines domestic violence (DV) as any criminal offense involving violence or physical harm or threat of violence or physical harm, or any attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a criminal offense involving violence or physical harm, when committed by one cohabitant against another.
DV not only affects those who are abused, but also has a substantial effect on family members, friends, co-workers, other witnesses, and the community at large. Children who grow up witnessing DV are among those seriously affected by this crime. Childhood exposure to DV has been recognized by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as a significant adverse childhood experience associated with heightened risk of chronic illness and intergenerational DV. Social and emotional support drawn from evidence-based principles can help interrupt the cycle of violence and support resilience in people impacted by DV.
The Contractor shall provide services to:
Adult offenders who have been convicted of perpetrating intimate partner violence or cohabitant abuse and meet the risk and need criteria specified in this Contract.
Adult survivors who have experienced intimate partner violence or cohabitant abuse.
Children or youth survivors who have experienced or witnessed intimate partner violence or cohabitant abuse.
SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED UNDER THIS CONTRACT:
Offender intervention services; and
Behavioral health care for adults, and/or children/youth survivors who have experienced or witnessed intimate partner violence or cohabitant abuse.
The Contractor shall provide services within the boundaries of one or more of the following DHS/DCFS Regions:
- Eastern: Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, San Juan, and Uintah counties.
- Northern: Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, and Weber counties.
- Salt Lake Valley: Salt Lake and Tooele counties.
- Southwest: Beaver, Garfield, Kane, Iron, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Washington, and Wayne counties.
- Western: Juab, Millard, Summit, Utah, and Wasatch counties.