What is The Batterers Intervention Program?
The Central Peninsula Batterers Intervention Program (CPBIP) is a component of The LeeShore Center. BIP is a state certified, 48-week educational program for men who have used violence in an intimate relationship. The majority of men who participate in the BIP are court ordered. Referrals may come from a variety of sources: i.e. Office of Childrens' Services, Adult Probation, self-referrals.
The goal of the BIP is threefold:
Weekly classes focus on challenging values and beliefs that reinforce domestic violence through the use of power and control in intimate relationships. Topics are centered on five specific modules that include:
- Stopping the violence
- Providing safety for victims
- Holding batterers accountable
- Power and Control
- Empathy and Compassion
- Communication Skills
- Emotional Intimacy
- Stress Management and Self-Esteem
All participants attend two orientations and 46 class sessions. Classes are held twice a week (Tuesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and Thursday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm). The cost is $50.00 for each orientation session and $25.00 per class (total cost $1250). Community service is available in lieu of the weekly class fee (after Orientation) for those participants who qualify.
For more information participants may contact 907-283-9479.