PROGRAMS

We believe that the personal and societal change of men who use violence and the institutions that support their abuse starts with us. We offer a wide variety of classes to educate, change behavior, and increase advocacy.

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Men at Work


For 35 years, Men Stopping Violence (MSV) has conducted a 24-week educational course available to all men who are interested in exploring the issue of violence against women. This course is certified by the State of Georgia and covers how men can choose to be part of a movement to create safe communities for women and girls.  

For more information on our Young Men Stopping Violence Program contact: 

Mark Bracey

Mark@menstoppingviolence.org  

Patrick Harrison

Patrick@menstoppingviolence.org  

Tactics and Choices


Men Stopping Violence, in conjunction with the DeKalb County Magistrate Court, provides a twice-monthly class for some men who have been arrested for domestic violence offenses in DeKalb County.
The class examines men’s use of abusive and intimidating tactics against women, and tactics used to enforce and maintain power and control. Using videos and other educational materials prompts men to engage in a dialogue that explores their behavioral choices.
The class also explores the question, “Who batters and why?” and the myths and beliefs about what it is to be a man in a relationship with a woman. 

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Young Men Stopping Violence


MSV’s newest program is in prototype status. We have identified connecting and influencing men and boys at younger ages to foster the best opportunities for healthy relationship establishment, identifying toxic and unhealthy behavior, and building confidence to be outspoken ambassadors and advocates for change. 

For more information on our Young Men Stopping Violence Program contact: 

Mark Bracey

Mark@menstoppingviolence.org  

Patrick Harrison

Patrick@menstoppingviolence.org  

Umoja Hour


“Umoja” means unity - With everything going on around us, we know that there must be spaces where black men can gather and be unapologetically themselves while finding rest for their souls. In a society that does not value the wellness of Black men, we know that it is vital for us to offer a space where we can do that for ourselves and each other. In doing so, we provide safety for women, children, the community, and ourselves. 

For more information on our Young Men Stopping Violence Program contact: 

Mark Bracey

Mark@menstoppingviolence.org  

Patrick Harrison

Patrick@menstoppingviolence.org  

Umoja Hour: a space where black men can gather and be unapologetically themselves while finding rest for their souls.
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The Huddle


We know that men often cope with stress by bottling it up, seeking escapes, or using aggression towards loved ones. Today, the coronavirus outbreak is disrupting so many of the ways we get relief – sports, going to work, hanging out with the guys, etc. Now, more than ever, we need to take care of ourselves to take care of the others in our lives. Each Huddle will have a Featured Participant, leaders who will be sharing their take and insights on our current situation and tips for coping through it. Just show up, sign in, and hang out. 

For more information on our Young Men Stopping Violence Program contact: 

Nikhol Press

Nikhol@menstoppingviolence.org 

College Men’s Internship


Men Stopping Violence hosts summer internships for male-identified high school students as an initiative to prepare them to become leaders in dating violence prevention on their school campuses. The internship is a six-week paid program with a theme-based approach. These themes include Orientation, The Importance of Women’s Voices, The Criminal Legal System, Leadership on College Campuses, Bystander Intervention, and The Impact of the Media. 

For more information on our Young Men Stopping Violence Program contact: 

Mark Bracey

Mark@menstoppingviolence.org 

Men at Work: a 24-week educational course available to all men who are interested in exploring the issue of violence against women.