For further information please contact:
Cheryl Bunnell, Family Court Manager
CERTIFIED BATTERERS’ INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
IN THE FIFTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT
Pursuant to section 741.325(1), Florida Statutes, when the court orders the respondent to participate in a batterers’ intervention program, the court, or any entity designated by the court, must provide the respondent with a list of batterers’ intervention programs from which the respondent must choose a program in which to participate.
The Administrative Family Law Judge in consultation with the Chief Judge, has determined that establishing an approved list of Certified Batterers’ Intervention Program Providers for the Fifth Judicial Circuit would serve the interests of justice and judicial economy, preserve judicial resources, and assist the Judiciary when determining if the offender received the benefit of a proper court-ordered program.
The Fifth Judicial Circuit has established an administrative process for review, approval, certification, renewal and regulation of program providers meeting the necessary requirements to be certified as a batterers’ intervention program provider as provided by the Florida Statutes and Administrative Order A-2017-54.
Only those providers who have submitted an application and been approved are considered acceptable providers for the Fifth Judicial Circuit if you have been court ordered to attend a Batterers’ Intervention Program. Please click the link below to see a list of Approved BIP providers for the Fifth Judicial Circuit.
If you would like to be considered as a Certified BIP provider, please click the link below to submit an application to be considered for addition to the Fifth Judicial Circuit Certified Batterer’s Intervention Program.