BIPP Classes

BIPPNew Hope is Texas Certified For Domestic Violence (BIPP) Classes
New Hope Battering Intervention & Prevention Program (BIPP) is called “Pursuing Empowerment.”  The purpose of New Hope BIPP is to provide Battering Intervention and Prevention services to adult male and female batterers/family violence offenders by teaching skills that help build healthy relationships and end abuse/violence. The 36 hour program consists of 18 weeks of 2 hour group sessions.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence should not happen to anybody. Ever. Period. But it does – and when it does, there is help. Maybe you have lived with abuse, maybe it happened just once; maybe you work or live next to someone who is being abused right now.

The laws have changed that deal with domestic violence to make it easier for the victims of abuse to get protection through the legal system.


Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.

Examples of abuse include:

  • name-calling or putdowns
  • keeping a partner from contacting their family or friends
  • withholding money
  • stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job
  • actual or threatened physical harm
  • sexual assault
  • stalking
  • intimidation

Violence can be criminal and includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity), and stalking. Although emotional, psychological and financial abuse are not criminal behaviors, they are forms of abuse and can lead to criminal violence.

Domestic Violence (BIPP)