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New Options for Violent Actions (NOVA)

NOVA is a state certified Batterer Intervention Program designed to provide educational information on how to change abusive behaviors toward intimate partners.


NOVA is a six month psycho-educational program comprised of 26 weekly group sessions. All group sessions are led by male and female co-facilitators based on the widely acknowledged Duluth and ADA (Alternatives to Domestic Aggression) Curriculums.

*Participants must attend an initial orientation session in order to become familiar with program rules and regulations prior to beginning.

Groups are held at: 2732 Rozzell's Ferry Rd.

Tuesday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 NOON

There are also groups scheduled for female offenders and Spanish-only speaking clients.


Candidates for admission must be court-ordered or referred by another agency or individual.
Volunteers are accepted under certain criteria.
Candidates must complete an assessment prior to admission into NOVA.

Assessments (usually lasting an hour) are conducted by Case Coordinators at the NOVA office in the Post Judgment Center, in the Mecklenburg County Courts Building Room 4000 and at the NOVA Administrative Office, 3623 Latrobe Drive, Suite 107. Candidates may call to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are accepted based upon availability.

Candidates are screened for appropriateness, including acknowledgement of their role in domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse status.


Orientation $32
NOVA groups $16 per week
Fees are due and payable at each scheduled session.

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NOVA brochure REVISED.pdf

NOVA en espanol REVISED.pdf

Call 704-336-4344 for more information.

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