What must the treatment program include in the contract for each participant's treatment?
The contract between each participant and the treatment program must include the following elements:
(1) A statement regarding the treatment program's philosophy that:
(a) The victim may not be blamed for the participant's abuse;
(b) The perpetrator must stop all forms of abuse;
(c) An abuser is to be held accountable for the abusers actions; and
(d) The program's primary concern is for the safety of victims.
(2) A statement requiring the participant to:
(a) Cooperate with all program rules;
(b) Stop violent and threatening behaviors;
(c) Be nonabusive and noncontrolling in relationships;
(d) Develop and adhere to a responsibility plan;
(e) Comply with all court orders;
(f) Cooperate with the rules for group participation; and
(g) Sign all required releases of information.
(3) A policy on attendance and consequences for inadequate attendance;
(4) A requirement that the perpetrator must actively participate in treatment, including sharing personal experiences, values, and attitudes, as well as completing all group activities and assignments;
(5) A policy regarding other program expectations, such as completion of written exams, concurrent treatment requirements, and possession of weapons as described under chapters 388-861 and 388-875 WAC;
(6) Written criteria for completion of treatment;
(7) A statement that group members must honor the confidentiality of all participants;
(8) A statement that the treatment program has the duty to warn and protect victims, law enforcement, and third parties of any risk of serious harm the program determines the participant poses to them;
(9) Requirements that the participant must either:
(a) Provide the program with the participant's arrest records, criminal history, and any information regarding treatment services previously received; or
(b) Identify the existence of and location of all service records, and authorize release of all such records to the domestic violence treatment program.
(10) The program's policy regarding the use of drugs and alcohol, including a provision that the participant must attend treatment sessions free of drugs and alcohol; and
(11) Fees and methods of payment for treatment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150
. WSR 01-08-046, § 388-60-0225, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]