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Batterer Intervention Program (BIP)

A Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) offers an education-based program that makes victim safety its primary priority, holds offenders accountable, and promotes a coordinated community response to domestic violence. The goal of a BIP is to provide offenders who use violence with the opportunity and skills to change the behavior, beliefs, and attitudes that support their use of violence against intimate partners. 

BIPs work closely with domestic violence shelters, community courts, corrections, and child welfare as they receive most of their referrals from these entities. BIP groups meet on a weekly basis, up to 32 weeks, depending on the program. Furthermore, BIPs are required to collaborate with victim service providers to ensure that the victim/survivor/partner of a participant receives and/or has access to supportive services. 

ZeroV is responsible for overseeing the BIP, the certification process for providers, and ensure overall quality and consistency for service providers (both individuals and programs) that work with people who use violence. BIP's existence is required by state law and serves people who have been court-ordered to participate in the program. By investing in the BIP, we are taking a restorative and transformative approach to eliminating intimate partner violence.

Find your local BIP Provider at our Provider Directory below!

Survivor Resources to support your healing journey.

While your partner is starting their transformative journey, you may have questions or need support to understand BIP programming and measure your partner's progress. 

Please read our What to Expect Brochure to learn more about programming and common questions. Your first consideration should be safety for you and your children if you have them. Feel free to seek support for yourself, if it is safe to do so, through one of ZeroV’s local domestic violence programs.

Resources for providers and the community

KY BIP Resources for Download

Helpful resources about the BIP program that you can download and print.

Important Links

Use the links below to let us know if someone is offering BIP services without certification or if you have concerns about a certified BIP provider. You can also find the regulations that govern the BIP program.


The forms below will allow you to apply to become a BIP provider in Kentucky.



Enhance your therapeutic practice by becoming a certified Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) provider. Through BIP programming, clients are given an opportunity to identify their abusive behavior and develop non-violent skills for building and sustaining safe relationships.

ZeroV is accepting new BIP provider certification applications. To learn more about becoming a BIP provider, contact Nakela Cleveland at [email protected] today. 

To learn more about BIP Providers in your area, visit our Member Directory. For additional support, contact Nakela Cleveland at [email protected]. 

To access more survivor and provider BIP resources, contact Nakela Cleveland at [email protected] today.