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, the majority of batterers are men. Women and others can and do also batter their partners, occurring in heterosexual and LGBTQ communities.
For more information contact: BIP Ocean Staff, [email protected]