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Child Abuser’s Treatment Program

Last modified: 3/21/2012 2:21 PM

Santa Clara County Certified Child Abuser’s Treatment Program


As of January 1, 1997 the Probation Department became responsible for approving and monitoring Child Abuser’s Treatment Programs that provide services to defendants ordered to attend a Child Abuser’s Program by the Criminal Court pursuant to Section 273a and 273d of the California Penal Code (for both misdemeanors and felonies). Prior to accepting referrals from the Court or Probation Department, the Department has assessed each program’s ability to meet the mandated standards.


Assembly Bill 3215 states offenders who are convicted of Section 273a of the Penal Code (Child Abuse/Endangerment) and/or Section 273d Penal Code (Child Abuse via Trauma Inducing Cruel Corporal Punishment) and are granted probation, shall be ordered to successfully complete no less than one year of a Child Abusers’ Treatment Program. Standards for these programs are specified in Section 273.1 of the California Penal Code.


In keeping with legal requirements, the following programs have been approved for the mandated one-year treatment:


Program Director:  Sallie Danenberg
1777 Hamilton Ave., Suite 210
San Jose, CA  95125
Phone:  (408) 266-8544
Fax:  (408) 266-8545

A BALANCED CHOICE (English and Farsi)
Program Director:  Zohreh Gharaati and Debbie Sayre

Campbell Office
100 Gilman Ave., Suite C
Campbell, CA  95008
Phone:  (408) 561-7390
Fax:  (408) 376-0646

Gilroy Office
401 First Street
Gilroy, CA  95020
Phone:  (408) 561-7390
Fax:  (408) 848-4113

San Jose Office
1425 Koll Circle #102
San Jose, CA  95112
Phone:  (408) 561-7390
Fax:  (408) 435-6063

FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES-Positive Solution (English and Spanish)
Program Director:  David Duran

Palo Alto Office
375 Cambridge Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94306
Phone:  (650) 326-6576
Fax:  (650) 326-1340

San Jose Office
2226 N. First Street
San Jose, CA  95131
Phone:  (408) 841-4103
Fax:  (408) 287-3104

Program Director:  Adele Pat Cibart
Non-Violent Family Relationships
1086 Madison Street
Santa Clara, CA  95050
Phone:  (408) 993-0404
Fax:  (408) 246-2782