Battering Intervention & Prevention Program

Battering Intervention & Prevention Program at Brighter Tomorrows

 

    Brighter Tomorrows BIPP Program is accredited by Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD) and accepted by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, as well as with Dallas County Adult Probation.   

    BIPPs are an integral part of Brighter Tomorrows' response to end family violence across Texas. 

Our BIPP program covers the following topics:

  • Trust and support 

  • Respect

  • Negotiation &Fairness

  • Shared Responsibility & Economic Partnership

  • Co-Parenting

 

***Please note all groups are currently meeting virtually***

 

BIPP classes are offered on

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 
 

**Saturday Classes Begin: March 19, 2022, 9:00AM - 10:30 AM

What is a Battering Intervention & Prevention Program?

Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPPs) consist of groups for family violence offenders, in which clients are challenged to evaluate their previously held beliefs about relationships, for past abusive behavior, and taught the fundamentals of leading healthy, nonviolent relationships. 

 

    Although BIPPs work directly with offenders, the underlying goal of these programs is to enhance the safety of family violence victims and their children. Optimally, BIPPs also challenge ingrained beliefs on patriarchy and entitlement.

 

    BIPPs 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How long is BIPP?

A: The program is 24 weeks long with one class per week for 1.5 hours.

 

Q: When do BIPP classes meet?

A: We currently offer two classes' Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 PM

 

Q: Where do BIPP classes meet?

A: Due to COVID, all BIPP services are currently being conducted virtually. 

 

Q: Who teaches BIPP classes?

A: Each class is led by a trained BIPP facilitator.  A BIPP class may be led by a male or a female facilitator.

 

Q: What are BIPP classes like?

A: The basic structure of each class is as follows:  Clients pay the weekly group fee upon arrival.  Each class time has a check-in period where clients can share significant events in their relationships or receive support from the group if they are struggling to implement what they’ve learned in the program.  Clients will review homework, if any, from the previous week.  Clients will complete group activities/ exercises.  Clients will discuss what they learned in each session.

 

Q: How much does BIPP cost?

A: There is a one-time orientation fee of $50 and each class attended has a fee of $25.

For more information or to schedule your BIPP session,

please contact our Director of Intervention & Prevention Hope Harris at : 214.957.8254   or   hharris@brightertomorrows.net