Batterer’s Intervention


424 239 6472

Monday and Tuesday night groups 


 in West Los Angeles and Torrance

DAZ Batterer Intervention Program 

follows ALL Los Angeles Department of Probation

Regulations and Guidelines

52 week, 2-Hour, Weekly Sessions

Quarterly Reports to Probation Officer

DV Risk Assessment

The Batterer
Characteristics of an abuser:

  • Control
  • Entitlements
  • Selfishness
  • Self-confidence
  • Superiority
  • Possessiveness - she's partner as “owned” object
  • Confusion of love or abuse
  • Manipulative
  • Contrary statements and behaviors
  • Denial
  • Blaming
  • Minimization
  • Punish people who do not do what they want
  • His biggest fear is abandonment
  • Batterers tend to manipulate the therapeutic process
  • A lot of batterers threaten suicide
  • Batterers who are depressed and without hope a more dangerous
  • Batterers like to try and get you committed
  • Batterers have distorted thinking


  • Low self-esteem
  • Believes in myths of battering relationship
  • Strong belief in traditional gender roles
  • Blames others for his behavior
  • Pathologically jealous
  • Alternates between violence and being regretful
  • Has severe stress reactions, with which he copes by drinking and battering
  • Uses sex as an act of aggression, often to bolster self-esteem
  • Does not believe the violent behavior should have negative consequences
  • Socially isolated
  • Very sensitive to the nuances of other person's behavior
  • Becomes paranoid under stress

Psychology of the batterer

  • Unpredictable temper.
  • Excessively jealous.
  • Possessive of you and your time.
  • Family history of abuse.
  • Childhood experiences: may have witnessed a parent use violence in order to obtain what they want, which can lead to antisocial behavior.
  • Some batterers are categorized as "psychopaths": the person is incapable of feeling remorse.
  • They may isolate you from your friends and family as they wish to possess the majority of your time and attention.
  • Manipulative when they want sex.
  • Blame other for their own actions.
  • Batterers that were neglected as children may never have experienced love or a sense of security and are now, as adults, incapable of showing or expressing either condition.
  • Batterers may also be drug abusers, which often leads to an inability to control their own emotions.
Batterer's Intervention Program uses the Evidence Based Curriculum called, "The Deluth Model."
For more information or to register for a class, call:
(424) 239-6472

DAZ Foundation

DAZ Foundation
Locations: Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Mar Vista, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Cerritos, Lakewood, Inglewood

Phone:   (424) 239-6472
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