Pa. program focuses on abusive men
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The other side of the domestic violence equation will be addressed by Chambersburg Catholic Charities in a new program aimed at changing the behavior of men who batter their wives and girlfriends.
"We're trying to provide the missing link in the community that would provide a service to educate men about their behavior," said Beth Jones Chaney, a counselor with Catholic Charities who will help run the Men's Domestic Violence Group. The first class of the 18-week course is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Catholic Charities offices, 336 Philadelphia Ave.
"Our main priority is to do anything that will enhance the safety of the victim," Chaney said this week. Last year she helped revamp a similar program with Citizens Assisting in Sheltering the Abused (CASA) in Washington County.