Welcome to the home page for the Montgomery County Abuse Intervention Program. Here you will find information about our program and our groups. For more information, feel free to contact us.
If you have been referred by Pre-trial Services for 6 weeks (Phase 1), you can show up at orientation at 5 PM on Mondays. Orientation takes place at 981 Rollins Ave., Rockville, MD 20852.
If you have been referred by anyone else, it is likely you are expected to complete 22 weeks and need to do an intake assessment before going to orientation. Please call 240-777-4210 to schedule an intake. If you are not sure if you need one, please call that number to inquire if you have been referred for 6 or 22 weeks.
At orientation you will get information about the classes, rules for attendance, payment, and all other information needed to begin the program. It should last between an hour and an hour and a half. There is no charge for orientation.
Proof of income, if you would like to apply for a fee reduction (classes after orientation cost $20 each)
Blue pre-trial card, if you are coming from pre-trial
You must arrive on time for groups. Anyone arriving more than 10 minutes late will be considered absent. Groups run for an hour and a half. You may not leave early.
You are allowed 1 absence in phase 1 (the first 6 weeks) and up to 3 absences in total. If you exceed the allowed number of absences you will be required to start over. There are no excused absences; the absences allowed are for emergency situations. If you have more than 3 emergencies over the course of 22 weeks, you will still have to start over.
You may not use your cell phone in any way during groups.
You are required to pay $20 at each session you attend. You are also responsible to pay for sessions you miss, regardless of the reason. Payments can be made via check or money order only. These should be made out to J&E Associates and should contain your name on them.
If you are in financial hardship, you can apply for a reduction of the fee by submitting proof of income. This can include:
Letter from employer
Unemployment income statement
Disability income statement
Social security income statement
If you have no income, please bring a letter written by the person who is supporting you financially. This letter should include the date from when this person has been supporting you.
Program Director: Raffi Bilek, LCSW-C
Administrative Assistant: Joyce Chapman
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