Mark Larson has a lifelong commitment to confronting men’s violence toward women and supporting safe and respectful relationships. His experience working with domestic violence offenders and domestic violence services incorporates twenty years of facilitation, program management, training, and consultation. He began working with men in 1992 as a facilitator of batterer intervention groups.
Mark co-authored the Vermont Standards for Domestic Abuse Intervention. These Standards set minimal expectations for batterer intervention programs in Vermont. He has served as a member of the Vermont Council on Domestic Violence and the Vermont Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission.
Mark has been with the Safe & Together Institute since 2007 providing expert training and consultation on successful strategies for engaging fathers, particularly abusive fathers, in efforts to promote the safety and wellbeing of their families. He provides training to government and private child welfare agencies on the Safe & Together™ Model.
Mark was previously the Program Director of the Domestic Abuse Education Project (DAEP). DAEP is the largest batterer intervention program in Vermont, providing services to over 400 men per year throughout Vermont. His responsibilities included recruitment, training and supervision of program staff, curriculum development, and collaboration with a range of community and state partners. Mark oversaw the development of programming for men who batter, incarcerated offenders, fathers with histories of domestic violence, and young men who engage in violence.