Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs

Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPPs) consist of groups for family violence offenders, in which offenders are held accountable for past abusive behavior and taught the fundamentals of leading a nonviolent lifestyle. Although BIPPs work directly with offenders, the underlying goal of these programs is to enhance the safety of battered women and their children. BIP Programs should be an integral part of a coordinated community response to end family violence across Texas.

Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs provide a designated criminal justice response to family violence that is an economical alternative to incarceration and provides an extension of supervision for family violence offenders. Optimally, BIPPs not only enhance the safety of victims and hold batterers accountable for their abusive behaviors, but also challenge ingrained beliefs on patriarchy and entitlement.

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Annual BIPP Conference

Tools for Transformation is an opportunity to gain deeper knowledge and develop new skills to meet the growing challenges of operating battering intervention programs and developing community accountability and collaboration for addressing family violence offenders. Each conference features a relevant theme and showcases information regarding trends and tools for facilitating learning and skill development. The next BIPP Conference will be held Spring 2014.

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BIPP Trainings

Trainings offered include webinars, self-paced modules, and in-person trainings. The BIPP Educational Series is a combination of in-person and web-based training opportunities, and generally consists of a pre-conference as well as a full day session presented by TCFV partnering with other professionals in the field.

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