Alternatives to Violence

24/7 Crisis Lines

530-662-1133 / 916-371-1907

Empower Yolo Main Line


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Alternatives to Violence (ATV) is Empower Yolo’s certified, 52-Week Batterer’s Intervention Program, in compliance with penal code 1203.097 and monitored by probation. Voluntary clients and other referral sources are accepted.

Step1: All prospective Court mandated ATV clients must go to the Yolo County Probation Department at 2780 East Gibson Road, Woodland, for a program referral. Thursdays 8:00-11:30 a.m. on a drop-in basis.

Step 2: Schedule an Intake Interview and a Fee Assessment appointment with the ATV Coordinator.

Cost: $50. If you are court-ordered and fail to appear, we are required to notify the court or the probation department and a warrant may be issued for your arrest. The intake is a one-on-one interview with the Empower Yolo ATV Coordinator to establish eligibility and sign contracts. If mandated by the court or other agency, please bring a copy of the referral document given to you. Bring in the most recent four weeks worth of pay stubs for the financial assessment. If not assessed, the regular group charge of $45 per group will be paid.

All other referrals (Paroles, CPS, Family Court, Self-Referral, & other agencies) Please contact the Empower Yolo business line at 530-661-6336 and ask for Mariana Negrete, ATV Coordinator. An informational form will be filled out by telephone. The client will be contacted as soon as possible by the ATV Coordinator and an ATV Orientation appointment will be scheduled.

Questions? Call us at 530-661-6336 or email the ATV Coordinator at [email protected].

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