2015 News Releases

AG Schmidt: California company prohibited from offering online batterer intervention course in Kansas

Release Date: Nov 23, 2015

TOPEKA – (November 23, 2015) – A California company purporting to offer online court-ordered classes has been prohibited from offering its batterer intervention program course in Kansas while a lawsuit against the company is pending, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

The attorney general filed suit in Shawnee County District Court against Court Ordered Programs, Inc., doing business as Court Ordered Classes. The defendant is a California corporation that offers court-ordered classes through its website, www.courtorderedclasses.com, including a class purporting to be a batterer intervention program. The company was notified by the attorney general’s office in 2013 that it was not certified to offer batterers intervention courses in the State of Kansas as required by law. The lawsuit filed last week alleges the company violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act and the Batterer Intervention Program Certification Act.

The court entered a temporary restraining order today against the company prohibiting it from offering the course in the State of Kansas pending the outcome of the case.

Any Kansas consumers who may have done business with this company are asked to contact the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division at (800) 432-2310 or online at www.InYourCornerKansas.org.

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