Developing Options to Violence Program

Service Description:

Developing Options to Violence (DOV) offers a full spectrum of services to women, men, adolescents, and children in the intervention and prevention of domestic violence. 

The following services are available to families experience domestic violence:

Adult Programs
  • Domestic violence interventions services for individuals who use physical, emotional, psychological and/ or sexual abuse in intimate relationships. 
  • Support groups for individuals who are experience emotional, psychological and/or sexual abuse in intimate relationships.
  • Violence Control groups for individuals who have use violence towards other family members (parents, siblings) 
Adolescent Program
To assist adolescents in understanding their behavior and how to make appropriate changes.

Children’s Group
To help children who have witnessed domestic violence understand it and deal with their feelings about it. Parents are required to participate in support group while children receive services.


Priority is given to Judiciary family court referrals and other referrals are accepted, as space is available


Fees are based on contractual obligations and a sliding scale.


Funding for mandated individuals is provided by the Judiciary, State of Hawai‘i. O‘ahu Department of Public Safety funds REACH Participants.

Your Rights

As a participant in a Child & Family Service program you have the following rights:
  • The right to a humane service environment
  • The right to services free from unlawful discrimination
  • The right to be involved in your own service planning
  • The right to confidentiality except when otherwise mandated by law
  • The right to services which are least restrictive and most convenient
  • The right to file a complaint if these rights are infringed
  • Participants will increase awareness of domestic violence and its damaging affects on the family.
  • Participants will learn skills to increase safety for self and others.

1130 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite C-301
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 532-5100
Domestic Violence Hotline: (808) 841-0822 (24 hours)

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Friday  8:30 am to 12:00 pm

305 E. Wakea Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: (808) 877-9888 (24 hours)
Youth Crisis & Sexual Assault Hotline: (808) 873-8624 (24 hours)
Hotline-TTY (808) 873-8673 or Toll-free 1-866-443-5702 or 1-866-4HELP02

Office Hours: Monday-Friday  8:00am-5:00pm

East Hawai‘i
1045A Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 935-2188

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free 866-632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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