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What Is DVAP?

The Domestic Violence Accountability Program, or DVAP, is a locally administered, six month series of weekly classes designed to help men address underlying attitudes that contribute to violence against women.

DVAP programs are open only to those referred by a court, probation officer, or parole officer, and are considered a criminal justice intervention.

If you are assigned to DVAP as part of a domestic violence sentence, you’ll be expected to attend six months of weekly, 75 minute classes.

Missing more than an allowed number of classes will put you back in jail for 15 days. Presenting proof of attendance will be one of the steps required to successfully complete your sentence.

If you’ve been charged with domestic violence crimes, call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 and learn what your options are.