BATTERER’S INTERVENTION PROGRAM (BIP)
What is the Batterer’s Intervention BIP Program?
If you have been accused or charged with domestic violence or assault (family violence) in Oklahoma, you could be ordered to complete the Batterer’s Intervention Program, also called BIP. Sometimes, BIP will be ordered by the judge as part of your probation, and sometimes your attorney will request that you complete BIP before your court date in an effort to get your case dismissed without trial.
The BIP Program teaches how to identify, examine, and reconsider core beliefs and thoughts that support use of violence in intimate relationships. Clients discuss and practice new behaviors and skills with the goal of ending their use of violence.
BIP is 52 week program that covers topics including:
- Trust and Support
- Nonviolence & Nonthreatening Behavior
- Honesty & Accountability
- Negotiation & Fairness
- Shared Responsibility & Economic Partnership
- Responsible Parenting
- Power and Control Issues
- Sociocultural basis for violence
- Non-abusive communication techniques
- Effects of domestic violence on children/victims
- Consequences of domestic violence