The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) Batterers’ Intervention Program (BIP) Standards and certification process is intended to ensure overall quality and consistency for service providers who work with men who batter. An ICADV certified BIP is a community program that makes victim safety its first priority, establishes accountability for batterers and promotes a coordinated community response.
These standards were developed by a committee of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and were first adopted in November 2001. The ICADV BIP Standards are the result of extensive work amongst members of this committee and a review of the standards available from other states. Many individuals from all areas of the state of Indiana participated in the process of developing theses standards including; judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement, probation officers, substance abuse counselors, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, clergy, academics, community activists, politicians, victim advocates, BIP providers, survivors, and many other concerned citizens.
If your agency is interested in becoming a certified Batterers Intervention Program please review the current BIP standards, frequently asked questions document, and application forms on this website for more information. ICADV looks forward to collaborating with your agency.
Click here for a video by Terry Moore, Nonviolent Alternatives, on training Family Case Managers about the DCS Standards for BIP.
It explain what a Batterers Intervention Program is, what it isn’t, and how it differs from typical counseling. It also discusses why BIP facilitators can’t report “progress” but can only report compliance with rules.