Information for Batterers
The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is committed to helping you find information about changing your abusive behavior and helping you find Batterer Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPPs) in Texas. To see if you are abusing your partner, ask yourself these questions.
Commonly Asked Questions about BIPPs:
Where can I go for help?
Many different kinds of professionals can help you change your behavior. It is important to find a professional that is trained to help you. In Texas, if a court has referred you for a family violence offense, the program must be “accredited.”
What is an accredited BIPP?
An accredited program must:
- comply with specific guidelines.
- have trained employees.
- conduct criminal background checks on their employees.
- show that their program meets minimum state guidelines.
- provide at least 36 hours, 18 weeks of group intervention.
- cover specific information in group.
- can charge fees for attending groups.
- believes that abusive behavior involves choice.
- believes people who are abusive can choose to change their behavior.
Can I volunteer to attend a BIPP?
Yes you can. BIPPs in Texas encourage volunteer participation. Find an accredited program to make sure you are receiving services that meet minimum standards.
Want more information? Find out what participants are saying about BIPPs.