What Advocates Need to Know about Batterer Intervention Programs
Published by: Stephanie Avalon, Graham Barnes
In many communities, Victim Advocacy and Batterer Intervention Programs (BIP)have little interaction or even knowledge about each other’s work. This despite both being deeply involved in the lives of people in chaos because of battering and dangerous behavior. Even when there is networking, victim advocates may not be familiar with BIPs, their strengths and limitations, how they work, and how knowledge about them can assist their day-to-day work with survivors.
This webinar shows advocates what to look for in an effective BIP, how to work constructively alongside BIPs to get what’s needed to do your work more effectively, and why a well-run BIP will potentially provide much more than statistics about long-term re-offending.