Batterer's Intervention Program [BIP] Law and Legal Definition

Batterer's intervention program (BIP) refers to a program that batterers attend as part of the legal system response to an act of domestic violence. A BIP aims victim safety and offender accountability. The program aims for education and rehabilitation of the batterer also.

The following is a relevant state law on BIP:

The period of probation for a person convicted of a Class D or Class E crime involving domestic violence must be 2 years, except that the term of probation must be terminated at the time the probationer completes a certified batterers' intervention program .[17-A M.R.S. § 1202].