Safe Families Program
Mailing Address only - NO services at this location: 1100 Shetter Avenue #204, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Assessments: Safe Families one time sign up, call(904) 746-4630‬
BIP Assessment on the Westside (931 Cassat Avenue, Wed 8am $60, and classes online (Sliding Scale - based on proof of income)
Current program information and sign up is at (904) 746-4630‬


The Safe Families Program was designed to give Judges and agencies a treatment option for those who have had family violence between non-intimate partners. This is usually involves parents, adult children and siblings. Sometimes they are residing together; other times they have conflicted relationships. Sometimes they are neighbors or others.

Traditional domestic violence programs are based on sociological theories of male dominance of women (power and control model). The Safe Families Program gives an overview of mature dealings and respect for oneself and others, and a special emphasis on negative factors which may encourage or support violence.

The program is designed to be completed in as few as ten weeks, though most take twenty. There are twenty classes, each with a distinct topic. The classes are psychoeducational: we present information, and there is time for group discussion. Examples of some topics are Parenting Children and Adolescents, Anger Management, Emotional Independence, Machismo, Career Planning, Self-Centeredness, Stress Management, Assertiveness, Mate Selection and others. The information is applicable to day-to-day relationships and situations.

Classes are held on the South and West sides of town. We have both day and evening classes. Those who have financial problems can spread the classes out over more weeks, thereby reducing their per week out of pocket expenses. There is a fifty dollar enrollment and a thirty dollar per class fee.

For current enrollment information call:

Click Here to Check your SF attendance records.


The STOP BIP (Batterer's Intervention Program) was designed to give Judges and agencies a treatment option for those who have had family violence between intimate partners. This uses the Duluth Model and other cognitive behavior, anger, and self-betterment strategies. Traditional domestic violence programs are based on sociological theories of male dominance of women (power and control model). The information is applicable to day-to-day relationships and situations.

Classes are held online through zoom. We have both day and weekend classes. Assessment is $60; the orientation is free. The classes are based on verified income on a sliding scale.

For current enrollment information call:

Click Here to check your STOP BIP attendance records.

Dr. Deitchman –(904) 746-4630‬ or 904.568.8927