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].
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