Intimate Partner Violence

with a focus on the BATTERER and how to PREVENT future IPV

The Batterer (the abuser)

Most victims of intimate partner violence just want their abuser to stop. The criminal justice system does too, and is working to end IPV by focusing on the batterer as well as the victim. Now, there are a number of ways to address a batterer's violence, all of which help to learn more about this mental phenomenon while encouraging the abuser to recognize their abuse and learn how to prevent relapsing. Hopefully, this will lead to the overall prevention of Intimate Partner Violence on a larger scale.

Know the signs! Don't become a battered woman. Don't become another statistic.

Who Batters & Why?

People who batter have a need to gain and maintain power and control in a relationship. Batterers come from all different backgrounds but often have common characteristics, including:

  • Insecurity
  • Emotional dependency
  • Manipulation
  • Being charming and then suddenly very angry and violent


** The question isn't "why didn't the victim leave?" The better question is "why did the abuser abuse?" -- Share this info and you could safe a life! **

Batterer Intervention Services


Advanced Behavioral Rehabilitation

MI LOCATIONS: Allen Park, Madison Hghts., Rochester, Southfield, Warren & Wixom

Family Counseling & Shelter


Most facilities include:

26 & 52 Week Batterer Intervention Program (BIP)

Domestic Violence Counseling

Legal Advocacy

Futures Without Violence

Futures engages young men and adult men who choose violence in programs promoting education and anger/control management + accountability

Batterer Intervention Program

BIP holds violent men accountable while providing them with opportunities/skills to change behavior, beliefs, and attitudes that support their use of violence.

Healthy Place (BIP: Help for Batterers)

Programs include: Psycho-educational classes, Couples therapy, or Group therapy. Intervention types include: Feminist, Family systems, or Psycho-therapeutic.