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Batterers Intervention Program (BIP)

Publication Date
12/06/2018 07:39 AM EST
Closing Date
12/19/2018 03:00 PM EST
Issuing Organization
Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (Louisville Metro)
Solicitation Number

Specifications include, but are not limited to: 1. The provider will be certified for Batterers Intervention Treatment as authorized by Kentucky Statute 403.7505 and administrative regulation 920 KAR 2:020 Domestic Violence Batterer Intervention Provider Certification Standards. 2. Provide an assessment to all newly court ordered inmates required to attend BIP and/or Anger Management treatment both at the Main Jail Complex (MJC) and Community Corrections Center (CCC). The assessment conducted shall include consideration of the inmates: history of abusive behavior, criminal history, risk of harm to self and others, history of mental disorder, current mental status, history of substance abuse and characteristics and ability to benefit from the BIP curriculum. If based on the assessment the provider determines the inmate needs a mental health referral, notify appropriate LMDC staff. 3. Provide the LMDC Court Monitoring Center (CMC) required forms of assessment disposition and completion noting the inmate’s acceptance or refusal into the BIP Program, as well as those who have been ordered through Probation and Parole. If the provider refuses to admit an inmate into the program, provide a detailed explanation in writing to the Court Monitoring Center for submission to the sentencing Court. 4. Provide group intervention services for inmates accepted into the BIP Program at both the Main Jail Complex (MJC) and Community Corrections Center (CCC). Group intervention includes between two and twelve inmates and should last 90 minutes for a total of 28 weeks in the program. 5. Provide and follow a core curriculum for group participation that includes: The definition of domestic violence, including physical, sexual, psychological, and environmental abuse; Exploration of the effect of domestic violence on a victim and a witness to domestic violence; Discussion of civil and criminal law related to domestic violence; Description of the cycle of violence and other dynamics of domestic violence; Instruction about personal responsibility for domestic violence; Confrontation of the client’s use of power, control, and coercion in an intimate relationship; Confrontation of rigid sex role stereotyping; Challenge of the client’s pattern of aggression in a conflict with a victim; Exploration of the actual and perceived role of alcohol and drug abuse in the domestic violence; Exploration of a constructive and nonviolent method for resolving conflict in a relationship; Parenting after violence, including education on shaken baby syndrome; Development of a relapse prevention technique; and promotion of aftercare, if indicated.

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