Batterers’ Intervention Programs

As part of our mission to eliminate domestic violence, we work to proactively address the issue where it starts – with those who choose to abuse. We do not condone violence, but we do recognize that there are various motivations pushing individuals to that choice. And we recognize that choosing to address those motivations and put the effort into creating a more respectful relationship is a service that needs to be provided. With victim safety as a primary priority, ICADV oversees Batterers’ Intervention Programs (BIPs) throughout the state, to provide individuals who use violence with the opportunity and skills to change the behavior, beliefs, and attitudes that support their use of violence against intimate partners.

Organization Name County Primary Address City Zip Code Work Phone Website
Character Restoraction Center - Lafayette Tippecanoe 509 North Street Lafayette 47901 765-409-7469 http://www.characterrestoration.com/
Character Restoraction Center - Bloomington Monroe Cornerstone Christain Fellowship 2655 South Adams Street Bloomington 47403 765-409-7469 http://www.characterrestoration.com/
Amends - Vincennes Knox 2625 Wabash Ave. Vincennes 47591 765-409-7469 http://www.amendsprogram.com/
Amends - Evansville Vanderburgh 516 N. Fares Ave, Evansville 47711 765-409-7469 http://www.amendsprogram.com/
Nonviolent Alternatives Johnson 3209 Smith Valley Road #137 Greenwood 46142 765-409-7469 http://www.nonviolentalternatives.com/
Associates in Counseling and Psychotherapy Floyd 2627 Charleston New Albany 47150 812-944-1550 https://www.acp-indiana.com/
Center for Nonviolence Allen 235 W. Creighton Ave. Ft. Wayne 46807 260-456-4112 http://centerfornv.org/Home.aspx
Center for Positive Change, Inc. St Joseph 501 N. Main St. South Bend 46601 574-360-2526 https://www.centerforpositivechange.org/
Center for Problem Resolution Elkhart 211 S. 5th St. Elkhart 46516 574-294-7447 http://www.centerforproblemresolution.org/
Central Integrity Madison 625 Main St. Anderson 46106 317-644-3600 http://www.centralintegrity.com/
Character Restoration Center - Crawfordsville Montgomery 211 South Walnut St. Crawfordsville 47933 765-409-7469 www.characterrestoration.com
Character Restoration Center - Rensselaer Jasper 220 N. Cullen St. Rensselaer 47978 765-409-7469 www.characterrestoration.com
Crisis Connection, Inc. Dubois PO Box 903 Jasper 47547 812-482-1555 https://crisisconnectioninc.org/
Crown Counseling Lake 250 N. Main Street Crown Point 46307 219-663-6353 http://www.crowncounselingservices.com/
ER Counseling Shelby 54 W. Broadway St. Suite 6 Shelbyville 46176 812-345-0499
Fall Creek Counseling Marion 3500 Lafayette Rd. Indianapolis 46222 317-291-6360 https://www.fallcreekcounseling.com/
Families First Marion 615 N. Alabama St. Ste 320 Indianapolis 46204 317-644-7219 https://www.familiesfirstindiana.org/
FSA Counseling Vigo 619 Cherry St. Terre Haute 47807 812-232-4349 https://www.fsacounseling.org/
Geminus Corp Lake 8400 Louisiana St. Merrillville 46410 219-757-1800 http://geminus.org/
Hoosier Hills PACT Washington 35 N. Public Square Salem 47167 812-883-3318 https://www.pactchangeslives.com/hoosier-hills-pact/
Indianapolis Counseling Center - Bloomington Monroe 820 W. 17th St. #2 Bloomington 47404 1-866-549-1333 https://www.icc-indy.com/
Indianapolis Counseling Center -Columbus Bartholomew 1609 Cottage Ave. #4 Columbus 47201 1-866-549-1333 https://www.icc-indy.com/
Indianapolis Counseling Center - Shelbyville Shelby 116 E. Washington St. Shelbyville 46176 1-866-549-1333 https://www.icc-indy.com/
Indianapolis Counseling Center - Indianapolis Marion 724 N. Illinois St. Indianapolis 46204 317-549-0333 https://www.icc-indy.com/
Indianapolis Counseling Center - Terre Haute Vigo 605 Ohio St. # 410 Terre Haute 47808 1-866-549-1333 https://www.icc-indy.com/
Intrinsic Dynamics Marion 6202 N. College Ave. Indianapolis 46220 317-250-0207 http://intr-dynamics.com/
Life Recovery Center Marion 8150 Madison Ave. Indianapolis 46227 317-887-3290 https://www.liferecoverycenterindy.com/
Oaklawn St Joseph 415 E. Madison South Bend 46617 574-246-9027 https://oaklawn.org/
Park Center - Peaceful Solutions Adams 809 High Street Decatur 46733 260-482-9125 https://www.parkcenter.org/
Porter Co. PACT Porter 1356 W. Lincolnway Valparaiso 46385 219-462-1435 https://www.pactchangeslives.com/porter-county-pact/
Sowers of Seeds Counseling, Inc. Madison 601 Meridian Anderson 46016 765-649-3453 https://sowersofseedscounseling.com/
The Rose Project Marion 1311 N Arlington Ave, Ste 102 Indianapolis 46219 317-222-5064 https://www.theroseprojectindy.com/

The above programs are certified, accredited member programs of ICADV.

To learn more about becoming a member of ICADV, click here.

Am I Abusive?

If you are unsure if your behavior is abuse, Love Is Respect has a practical, confidential, non-judgemental tool to help you explore your behavior towards your partner.

Who to Call and Where to Go?

Batterers’ Intervention Programs are education-based programs that make victim safety its primary priority, hold offenders accountable, and promote a coordinated community response to domestic violence. Certified BIPs work closely with community courts, corrections, and child welfare, and are required to collaborate with service providers to ensure survivors receive supportive services. BIP groups meet on a weekly basis for 26-40 weeks, depending on the program.

If you are ready to make a change, you do not have to be referred to attend a certified BIP.

The map below provides contact information for Batterers’ Intervention Programs throughout Indiana. If you need assistance getting connected with a program, contact ICADV.

What to Know?

What to Expect When Accessing Services

Initial Contact: When you contact a certified Batterers’ Intervention Program, they are going to ask you several questions regarding your referral to a BIP. This process is to identify what services you will be benefit from and to learn more about your experience with violence. Lastly, they will likely discuss the program details, requirements, and schedule an initial appointment with you.

Service Delivery: The information below is general information to prepare you for your classes and may vary slightly depending on the program.

  • BIP groups meet on a weekly basis for 26 — 40 weeks.
  • The groups are 1.5 — 2 hours in duration.
  • The groups are conducted by 1 — 2 certified facilitators.
  • The groups are self-pay, but all programs provided a payment plan/ sliding scale fee option.
  • The group size varies between 10 — 20 participants.
  • During the group, you may encounter a monitoring visit. The monitor is there to review the skills and presentation techniques of the facilitator, not you.

BIP classes are not meant to belittle, demean, or judge you. The purpose of this program is to provide space for honest discussion and opportunities to learn skills to change the behavior, beliefs, and attitudes that support your use of violence against your partner. If you feel like you have been treated improperly, please contact ICADV.

Additional Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233       TTY 800-787-3224
http://www.thehotline.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255        TTY 800-799-4889
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673
https://www.rainn.org/   *24/7 Live Chat*

National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/

Together, we can end domestic violence.

We believe that violence is preventable. When we come together, we create real change in the lives of individuals and in our communities. Join us in the movement to make Indiana a state that is safe, inclusive, and equitable for everyone.

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