BIPPs facilitate group sessions where offenders are held accountable for past abusive behavior and are taught the fundamentals of fostering healthy, nonviolent relationships. BIPPs challenge ingrained beliefs connected to the choice to use violence, particularly regarding a socialized sense of entitlement to have power and control over one’s partner.
BIPPs provide a designated criminal justice response to family violence that is an economical alternative to incarceration. It also provides an extension of community supervision for family violence offenders. BIPPs are an integral part of a coordinated community response to end family violence across Texas.
Accreditation & Audits
TDCJ-CJAD Required Training Hours
Staff Training Requirements:
BIPPs seeking accreditation or hiring new BIPP staff must ensure that the staff, complete 40 total hours of trainings within six months of hire and before working unsupervised with family violence offenders.
These hours must include:
15 Hours Family Violence Training
+25 Hours of Battering Intervention Training
= 40 hours of Initial Staff Training
In addition, BIPP staff must receive ongoing staff development and all training must be pre-approved by TDCJ-CJAD. If training is not approved, TDCJ-CJAD must approve the training prior to staff attending the training.
TCFV offers a combination of battering intervention trainings: in-person regional and statewide, live webinars, pre-recorded self-paced webinars. The trainings cover critical topics presented by state and national experts. TCFV members receive discounted rates for the TCFV hosted trainings and signature conferences.
Trainings & Resources
Annual BIPP Conference
Tools for Transformation Annual BIPP Conference features dynamic presenters, showcases state and national trends and presents effective tools for BIPP facilitators. The conference provides the opportunity to gain deeper knowledge of effective ways to work with family violence offenders and on how to partner with critical systems to create a coordinated community response. Texas CJAD CEUs are offered.
Learn more about the BIPP Conference here.
The BIPP Educational Series is a two-day, in-person training opportunities presented by TCFV staff in partnership with state and national experts. Texas CJAD CEUs are offered for our conference.
The Fatherhood Training is an in-person training hosted by TCFV and presented by national experts. Texas CJAD CEUs are offered on all trainings.
Find BIPP Ed in-person training information and registration here.
TCFV provides live and on-demand online training to enhance your BIPP program and facilitation skills. TCFV members have FREE access to all BIPP webinars when you use the member scholarship code at registration. Texas CJAD CEUs are offered for all webinars.
Find BIPP Ed online training here.