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Programs for the Treatment of Persons Who Commit Domestic Violence


The treatment of domestic violence offenders employs a variety of theories, modalities and techniques. Domestic violence perpetrators are a separate category of violent offenders requiring a specialized approach. The goal is victim safety through cessation of violence.

Through the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance, the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) certifies and reviews batterers treatment programs for the State of Nevada in accordance with Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) Chapter 228. DPBH adopts regulations for the evaluation, certification and monitoring of programs for the treatment of persons who commit domestic violence.

DPBH took over these responsibilities from the Committee on Domestic Violence as a result of Senate Bill 25, passed during the 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature.

    Find or Verify a Certified Treatment Program

    To view a list of currently certified domestic violence treatment programs or to verify a program's certificate, go to the DPBH Online Licensing System and go the "License Verification, Facility Locator & Inspection Reports" section under the "New Applicants Apply Here" box. When the online verification page opens, change the Business Unit to "Health Facilities" and the Credential Type to "Program for the treatment of persons who commit domestic violence" and click on "Search." This is real-time data and all program verification is to be conducted online.

      Apply for certification for a program

      All applications to become a program for treatment of persons who commit domestic violence must be completed online by going to the DPBH Online Licensing System at myhealthfacilitylicense.nv.gov. Click on “To apply for a new Health Facility or Change of Ownership” in the left column under "New Applicants Apply Here" to get started.

      Continuing education and formal training credit program approvals

      Please complete the Training Credits Application and submit all requested supporting documents electronically to cblackeye@health.nv.gov. If your file is too large to email, submit by mail to: 

       

      Division of Public and Behavioral Health
      Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance
      Continuing Education Approver
      727 Fairview Drive, Suite E
      Carson City, NV 89701

       

      Renewal certification and notifications

      Currently, certified program for treatment of persons who commit domestic violence must log into the system using the "User Login" section to renew certificates and update contact information. Notifications (including renewal notifications) are sent electronically so it is imperative that we have a current email address on file.

        New Supervisor of Treatment form

        All new supervisors added to a program will need to be reported during the program’s renewal and submit the Request for Approval of Supervisor form and all supporting documents with the renewal.

          New Provider of Treatment

          All new providers added to a program will need to be reported during the program’s renewal and submit the Request for Approval of New Provider form and all supporting documents with the renewal.

            Foreign-educated applicants

            All supervisor of treatment and provider of treatment applicants who have attended colleges or universities outside the United States must follow and complete the Foreign Degree Evaluation Policy.

              Nevada laws

              Visit the Nevada Legislature website for information governing programs for treatment of persons who commit domestic violence.

                Last Updated: 8/28/2017