Battering Intervention and Prevention Program
Change the Cycle!
The Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) teaches abusers that they do not have to batter and abuse. Abusers continue the cycle by planting abusive behavior in the minds of their children. Prevention is a process of self-evaluation. This involves a new choice; to admit one has a problem, and make the decision to change.
Domestic Violence on the Rise
Domestic Family Violence is a growing problem throughout the nation. Each year statistics are at a steady rise. The abusers as well as the victims continue to get younger. We, as an individual, a community, a city, a state, and a nation, must do our parts to intervene in this potentially deadly outcome, and offer our support. Abusers are sometimes in our families, our workplaces and literally all around us daily. Abuse comes in many forms, but the abuser's main objective is to make their victims feel worthless and afraid.
Domestic Abuse Statistics
According to U.S. Department of Justice (2003), of the almost 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouses. 84% of spouse abuse victims were females, and 86% of victims of dating partner abuse were females. Males were 83% of spouse murderers and 75% of dating partner murderers, and 50% of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse had killed their victims. Wives were more likely than husbands to be killed by their spouses. If you suspect abuse, get involved, anonymously, if necessary, by calling the National Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
If you are an abuser, Contact the Battering Intervention and Prevention Program and let us help you stop the abuse.