Many services for people struggling with issues related to sexual and domestic violence are available remotely during this COVID-19 public health emergency. Visit the Domestic Violence Program and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services page for more information.
The mission of Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program (IPAEP) Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is to promote the safety of domestic violence victims. We work with certified IPAEP programs across Massachusetts to hold individuals who use violence in their relationships accountable for their actions and to help them change their behavior.
To achieve its mission, IPAEP Services:
- Certifies and monitors IPAEP programs according to the Massachusetts Guidelines and Standards for the Certification of Intimate Partner Abuse Education Programs (Doc)
- Conducts trainings for certified IPAEP providers, criminal justice professionals, domestic violence victim advocates, social service agencies, educators, and the public
- Joins with other state and local agencies in a coordinated community response to domestic violence
- Collects and analyzes aggregate data on participants in certified IPAEP programs.
If you or someone you know is in need of IPAEP services, please contact a certified IPAEP provider your community or contact Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program Services.
Judy Benitez Clancy,
Director, Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services
Bureau of Community Health and Prevention
Massachusetts Department of Public Health