The Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) is a 40-week program that consists of weekly groups that run for 90 minutes. The groups are run by two trained facilitators, one male, and one female.
It is a highly structured program that prioritizes offender accountability and confronts the cognitive-behavioral distortions that support an abusive person’s belief that he* has the right to abuse his partner.
Access: Most participants have lived in a household with children that are involved with NJ DCF and are referred through this source.
Services may be available through referrals from other sources on a self-pay basis when there is room available.
*While the pronoun “he” is used, and the majority of batterers are men. Women and others can and do also batter their partners, occurring in heterosexual and LGBTQ communities.