Matt McMillan is a former police officer, former prosecutor, former county judge, and is currently a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Specialist and a Certified Batterers Intervention Assessor and Facilitator. He is also the co- founder of the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (the first certified batterers intervention program in the state of Florida), and the executive director of Men’s Work, where he practices as an assessor and group facilitator for men who batter. He also has served as the clinical director of a DCF licensed substance abuse intervention and treatment facility.
He has served on the Board of Directors and holds membership in a number of organizations aiding women, children, and victims of crime including the Women’s Resource Center, the Family Partnership Center, the Manatee Victim Rights Council, the Coalition of Batterers Intervention Programs of Florida and the Family Violence Council. He was the founder of the first Court Watch program in Manatee County.
While serving as county judge, Matt instituted a number of new programs designed to hold perpetrators of domestic violence and substance abusers accountable for their actions, while ensuring their completion of much needed treatment programs. These included a Restitution and Compliance Court, HIV education for prostitutes and johns, mandatory abstinence and random urinalysis for drug and alcohol offenders, and credit toward community service for blood donations. His work received wide-spread praise from victim advocates, crime prevention groups, court watchers, prosecutors and defense attorneys alike.
Matt McMillan is a certified continuing education instructor through the Florida Department of Health in the area of Laws and Rules as they pertain to the practice of psychotherapy, including confidentiality standards, substance abuse services, abuse reporting and mental health services. He is also certified as a continuing education instructor in the area of Domestic Violence, Medical Errors, Ethics and Boundaries, and HIV/AIDS for all Florida Healthcare Providers. He and his wife/ business partner regularly train mental health professionals, probation officers, judges, nurses, and attorneys throughout the state in these matters. Amongst the organization to which they have presented are the Coalition of Batterers Intervention Programs of Florida, the Florida Association of Community Corrections, the National Association for Forensic Social Workers, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association ,and the Institute for Integral Development.