Domestic violence classes help inmates understand the cycle of violence, cognitive distortions and surface triggers that lead to violence. Additionally, inmates learn the role that alcohol and drugs play in domestic violence.
Inmates are presented with the challenge that letting go of power and control over their domestic partners is essential if patterns of abuse and coercion are to be reversed. Inmates frequently pursue continuing treatment upon their release and they report that the use of their newly acquired skills provide a framework for improved relationships as they return to the community. Domestic violence education classes are offered to the inmates at the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility on a weekly basis.