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.

For the health and safety of survivors and staff, programs have updated service delivery to comply with the CDC’s social distancing guidelines related to COVID-19.

The ways in which these programs provide services may change temporarily, but please rest assured we are all working to serve as many individuals as possible.

Please call the program in your community directly or check their website for the most up-to-date information.

Organization Name County Virtual Groups Offered Languages Offered Work Phone Website Primary Address
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Anderson Madison Yes English 866-228-7322 Ministries 415 North Main St., Anderson, IN 46016
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Elwood Madison Yes English 866-228-7322 South A St., Elwood, IN 46036
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Lafayette Tippecanoe Yes English 866-228-7322 North Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Bloomington Monroe Yes English 866-228-7322 North Rogers Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Crawfordsville Montgomery Yes English 866-228-7322 West 150 South, Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Delphi Carroll Yes English 866-228-7322 Prince William Rd, Delphi, IN 46923
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Muncie Delaware Yes English 866-228-7322 N High St, Munice, IN 47305
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Vincennes Knox Yes English 866-228-7322 Wabash Ave., Vincennes, IN 47591
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Evansville Vanderburgh Yes English 866-228-7322 N. Fares Ave, Evansville, IN 47711
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Terre Haute Vigo Yes English 866-228-7322 E Springhill Dr, Terre Haute, IN 47802
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Franklin/Indianapolis Johnson Yes English 866-228-7322 East Adams Dr., Franklin, IN 46131
Abuse, Awareness and Accountability - Vincennes Vincennes Yes English 866-228-7322 Wabash Ave., Vincennes, IN 47591
Associates in Counseling and Psychotherapy Floyd No English 812-944-1550 Charleston, New Albanby, IN 47150
Center for Nonviolence Allen Yes English, Burmese, Spanish 260-456-4112 W. Creighton Ave., Ft. Wayne, IN 46807
Center for Positive Change, Inc. St Joseph No English 574-360-2526 N. Main St., South Bend, IN 46601
Center for Problem Resolution Elkhart No English, Spanish 574-294-7447 S. 5th St., Elkhart, IN 46516
Clark County Probation Clark No English 812-285-6373 No Website 501 E. Court Ave, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Crisis Connection, Inc. Dubois Yes English 812-482-1555 Box 903, Jasper, IN 47547
Crown Counseling Lake Yes English 219-663-6353 N. Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307
ER Counseling Shelby, Ripley Yes English 812-345-0499 No Website 54 W. Broadway St. Suite 6, Shelbyville, IN 46176
Fall Creek Counseling Marion No English, Spanish 317-291-6360 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46222
Firefly Children & Family Alliance Marion, Delaware, Fayette, Hancock, Johnson Yes English 317-644-7219 www. 2240 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Fresh Start Counseling Lake, Porter No English, Spanish 219-933-7990 https://www.freshstartcounseling.org7108 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46324
FSA Counseling Vigo Yes English 812-232-4349 Cherry St., Terre Haute, IN 47807
Geminus Corp Lake Yes English 219-757-1800 Louisiana St., Merrillville, IN 46410
Hoosier Hills PACT Washington No English 812-883-3318 N. Public Square, Salem, IN 47167
Indianapolis Counseling Center - Bloomington Monroe Yes English 1-866-549-1333 W. 17th St. #2, Bloomington, IN 47404
Indianapolis Counseling Center -Columbus Bartholomew Yes English 1-866-549-1333 Cottage Ave. #4, Columbus, IN 47201
Indianapolis Counseling Center - Shelbyville Shelby Yes English 1-866-549-1333 E. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176
Indianapolis Counseling Center - Indianapolis Marion Yes English 317-549-0333 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Indianapolis Counseling Center - Terre Haute Vigo Yes English 1-866-549-1333 Ohio St. # 410, Terre Haute, IN 47808
Life Recovery Center Marion Yes English 317-887-3290 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227
Nonviolence Education Program Howard No English 765-457-9313 S Main St., Kokomo, IN 46901
Oaklawn St Joseph No English 574-246-9027 E. Madison, South Bend, IN 46617
Center for NonViolence Adams Yes English, Burmese, Mandarin, Spanish 260-456-4112 High Street, Decatur, IN 46733
Peace Community Services Wayne Yes English 317-379-7358 814 E. Main St., Richmond, IN 47374
Porter Co. PACT Porter Yes English 219-462-1435 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46385
SCAN, Inc Allen Yes English 260-421-5000 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
The Rose Project Marion Yes English 317-222-5064 N Arlington Ave, Ste 102, Indianapolis, IN 46219

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.

National Hotline for Those Who Cause Harm

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255        TTY 800-799-4889

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673   *24/7 Live Chat*

National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453

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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