Yes, but they must make the choice to change.

It’s not easy for an abuser to stop abusive behavior, and it requires a serious commitment to demonstrating changed attitudes and behaviors.

Sometimes an abuser stops the physical violence, but continues to employ other forms of abuse – emotional, sexual, or financial. Some abusers are able to exert complete control over a victim’s every action without using violence or only using subtle threats of violence. All types of abuse are devastating to victims.

Services that assist people in stopping abusive behavior are available around the state. Click here for a list of the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board’s approved treatment providers.