Women Examining Accountably Violent Encounters

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
-Winston Churchill

Program Design

WEAVE is a 30 session intervention program for women who have used force. Participants attend one, two-hour group per week. The group is an open group (meaning women may enter at different times and will be at different phases of the program).

The program is based on the concept that violence perpetrated by women must be addressed in a contextual framework. Three major components must be interwoven to help women make accountable non violent choices in the future. These concepts are: understanding the fundamentals of abuse, examining belief systems about relationships and gender roles and personal accountability. Women examine their choices and perceptions, which are often influenced by their own histories of abuse.

WEAVE referrals currently go through Step Forward if they live in Oakland County or were charged in Oakland County. Probation officers refer directly to step forward who will schedule an intake and then place the participant directly into the group of choice.

Should community need require it this program can be expanded to the Southfield location, call to inquire.

Current Schedule (2022)

Southfield Group Step Forward Group
Monday 9:00-11:00 AM 9:00-11 AM (Pontiac)
Tuesday No groups No groups
Wednesday No groups 4:00-6:00 PM (Troy)
Thursday No groups No groups
Friday No groups No groups