New Choices is not an anger management program. The domestic violence intervention programs address the complexities of intimate partner relationships and the root causes of violence, including beliefs, attitudes and dynamics of control that underly abuse. CVIC’s New Choices programs address accountability with men and women who use violence in their intimate partner relationships, helping them:

  • Understand the effects of abusive behavior and the causes of violence

  • Increase understanding of their use of violence

  • Build relationships based on respect, trust and nonviolence

New Choices partners with the Grand Forks County Domestic Violence Court.

New Choices for Men


We introduce equality, explore power and control tactics, discuss how behaviors impact your partner, children, and others, and explore ways to use non-controlling behaviors in intimate partner relationships.


It is a 27-week group program explores 9 themes in a series divided in  two phases, rotating in a 3-week cycle, using evidence-based curriculum. An orientation is required prior to beginning the program.​

How to live a nonviolent life

  • Trust and Support

  • Honest and Accountability

  • Respect

  • Negotiation and Fairness 

  • Shared Responsibility

  • Responsible Parenting

  • Economic Partnership

Tactics of power and control

  • Emotional abuse

  • Intimidation

  • Minimizing, Denying and Blaming

  • Economic Abuse

  • Physical and Sexual Abuse

  • Coercion / Threats

  • Using Children as a Tactic of Control 

Tools for a healthy relationship

  • Taking Accountability for Your Actions

  • Discussing Your Childhood Experiences

  • Male Privilege

  • Ways to Build Trust and Support

  • Building Intimacy

  • Becoming a Responsible Parent

  • Negation and Fairness


Orientation: $50

Group sessions: $5-30/session based on a sliding fee scale


Men’s Group Meetings

Note: You will be assigned one of the following based on your schedule and group availability.

Due to COVID-19, groups are currently meeting via video conference.



5 - 5:45 p.m.

6:15 - 7 p.m.


10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

5 - 5:45 p.m.

6:15 - 7 p.m.


9:30 – 10:15  a.m.

6 - 6:45 p.m.

7:15 - 8 p.m.

Attendance Requirements

Three missed sessions are allowed per phase and must be made up. If more than 3 sessions are missed, the phase must be restarted.


Completion Requirements

You must be present at all sessions, actively participate in group discussions and pay fees.

New Choices for Women

This is a 20-week group addressing violence and trauma women have experienced as well as the violence they may have perpetrated. An orientation session is required before starting the program. The program is delivered in two phases, using evidence-based curriculum based on a social-ecological model exploring individual and relationship factors, community and societal influences.



Orientation Session: $50

Group Sessions: $5-30/session based on a sliding fee scale

Meeting Times

The women's group is currently meeting twice per week by video conference

  • Tuesdays: 8:30 - 10 a.m.

  • Thursdays: 5:30 - 7 p.m.


Attendance requirements

Two missed sessions are allowed per phase and must be made up. If more than 2 sessions are missed, the phase must be restarted.

Register or Make a Referral

Participants in the men's or women's programs may be referred by court order, through social services or may voluntarily register for the program. For those who are court-ordered, CVIC will work with the courts to ensure program requirements are met. To inquire or make a referral, contact New Choices at 701-746-0405.

Domestic Violence Court

This specialized, post-conviction court program monitors the compliance of those who have been convicted of domestic violence-related crimes.

211 S. 4th Street

Grand Forks, ND 58201


24/7 CRISIS: 701-746-8900

Office: 701-746-0405

Toll Free: 866-746-8900

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