Batterer Intervention and Prevention Programs
BIPPs work to challenge the belief structure of perpetrators and create an additional layer of supervision. Participants in the program are held accountable for their behavior and must acknowledge they alone are responsible for their relationship cruelty, abuse and violence.
BIPPs work collaboratively by providing thorough assessments focusing on ending cruelty and violence and developing individualized plans for each perpetrator in order to make appropriate referrals to other services. BIPPs are responsible for holding batterers accountable for their cruelty, providing ongoing communication with referral sources through entrance, exit, and monthly progress reports, and by offering educational workshops to criminal justice agencies.
BIPPS are accredited by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Community Justice Assistance Division and must adhere to the BIPP Guidelines which regulate minimum program requirements including: duration, facilitator training requirements, format and contact with victims and referral sources.
State-Funded Battering Intervention Programs
Currently there are 24 State-Funded BIPPs in Texas. TCFV monitors these BIPPs for their compliance with accreditation guidelines and other grant conditions. In addition, TCFV provides training and technical assistance to BIPPs, as well as other organizations and individuals as resources allow.
Texas BIPP 10 Years of Data
Texas is the leader in BIPP with over 20 years experience in maintaining BIP programs and administering state funding. To read the latest data on the last ten years of BIPP click here.