So far, about 150 people have taken part in the six-month court ordered program. It’s run by the Center for Violence Prevention in Pearl, and so far, there are no reports that any of those who have enrolled in the program have abused again.
“I’m still wrong for what I did. But I’m still proud of what I’ve accomplished through some hard work. It is hard work. It’s hard going home and facing yourself because you know what you’re looking at and you don’t like what you see,” said James.
According to the Center for Violence Prevention, the program is aimed at changing an abuser’s belief system. Experts say domestic violence is about power and control.
Read the full report by WLBT’s Monica Hernandez.