Virginia Battles is a Licensee Belief Therapist, Certified Youth Behavior Advisor, Certified Reentry Crisis Counselor, and a graduate from University of Phoenix in Psychology who has worked in the field of domestic violence since June 2004. She is the CEO of Diamonds in the Rough Housing & Learning Center, Inc. where she refers and counsels’ women and children living their lives with domestic violence. Virginia is also the President/CEO of Greer DV Consulting Firm located in Beaumont, Texas working “Crisis Intervention” with women and children living their life in domestic violence, adolescents with the “Quit Digging” program, and “Living Free” for men and women released from prison. Virginia brings together many Strength & Awareness Programs to educate the public on different forms of domestic violence, and she has collaborated with many entities/organizations to help women and children with their everyday struggles. Virginia furthered her education and became certified to teach adolescents to “Quit Digging” and become “Men of Honor” and “Women of Grace”. Many adolescents have learned the pathway to behavior change and choice which has given them H.O.P.E. for their future and a positive mental attitude. Virginia has seen the growth adolescents undergo that helps them identify their thinking habits, learn alternative ways to operate, and decide what to believe. The “Quit Digging” program has guided many youth to become free from bondage and pangs of confusion. Virginia is passionate about making a difference in the lives of adolescents by teaching the difference between being a mistake and making a mistake that allows each adolescent to know they have a choice. As a Certified Reentry Crisis Counselor, Virginia teaches men and women recently released from prison her 3 Step program, which is “Get in Step”, “Stay in Step”, and “Watch Your Step” which has helped individuals learn how to live free. Once a parolee has gone through the assessments, learned how to identify crisis issues, and processed those issues – they are now aware of how to identify their thinking errors and replace those with truth and resolve their issues through intervention. The aftercare program is a referral programs which allows parolees to follow-up and terminate intervention to have acceptance and completion.