Anger management is a different type of program than the certified batter’s program. You may want to go to anger management rather than the batter’s program for different reasons. First, the anger management program is a twenty week program as opposed to the 40 week batter’s program. For anger management, you are required to attend a two hour class once a week. The cost of the program is around $600. Some insurance will cover the expense for anger management. However, most insurance will not cover the cost.
Unfortunately, the probation department and prosecutor may say that the anger management program is inappropriate for domestic violence offenders. Additionally, Massachusetts laws do not allow for the anger management program to replace the batter’s program.