Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP)
Family violence won’t stop unless the community holds batterers accountable and until batterers change their behaviors. Our Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) is specifically for family violence offenders and lasts for 18 weeks.
BIPP assists batterers to understand their behavior as a means of controlling their partner and focuses on educating the batterer on the nature of family violence, changing beliefs and attitudes that lead to violence, and reinforcing strategies to develop an equal and supportive relationship.
The underlying goal of the BIPP program is to enhance the safety of family violence victims and their children. BIPP gives offenders tangible steps to ensure future non-violence and a group setting for practicing non-violent and non-abusive behavior.
BIPP provides 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.
Family Services facilitates one of several BIPP programs across the state, is accredited through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and is monitored for quality by the Texas Council on Family Violence.
BIPP classes are available in Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange. Spanish speaking groups are available. If you would like to enter the program, please call (409)833-2668 x104 for an appointment. No walk-ins please.
For others that struggle with anger and have an issue with isolated incidents of assault against persons with whom they do not have an intimate relationship, Family Services’ Anger Management classes are more appropriate.
Family Services offers both of these groups across Southeast Texas, and separate groups are provided for male and female offenders. Registration and attendance at an orientation is required. If you would like to participate in one of our groups, click “learn more” and fill out the form. Someone will contact you shortly.