Tennessee Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council
The Tennessee Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council (DVSCC) was established through legislation on July 1, 1995 to develop model policies and training curriculums for law enforcement agencies, the courts, and rules and certification for batterers’ intervention programs (BIPS).
The goal of the project is to improve the response of the criminal justice system to domestic violence through the development of state leadership and judicial and law enforcement education. The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (The Coalition) staffs the DVSCC and its committees. If you have questions about the Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council, please contact The Coalition.
Rules & Resources for BIPS
Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council Bylaws
Official bylaws of the Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council, including details on its relationship to the Coalition, membership, meetings, officers, committees and more.
Survey to Determine Domestic Violence/Order of Protection Training Needs
The Council is requesting that stakeholders across the state who work with victims, or work within law enforcement, the court/legal system, social services system, etc., assist the Council determining training needs.
Rules of Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council Chapter 0490-1 Rules for Batterer’s Intervention Programs
These rules provide minimum standards, certification, and monitoring criteria for batterers intervention programs that elect to identify themselves as “certified batterers intervention programs” for perpetrators of domestic abuse, as defined in Tennessee Code Annotated § 36-3-601.
Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council Training Policy Statement
Information regarding the criteria for training Certified BIPS.
Application to Conduct Batterer’s Intervention Program Training
This form is intended for those who wish to provide training to staff of Certified Batterers’ Intervention Programs (BIPs) in Tennessee and should be submitted before the training is held.
Training Approval Form
Use this form to apply for Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council (DVSCC) approval of BIP related trainings that you intend to attend/have attended that have not already been DVSCC approved.
Survey Of Domestic Violence Training Programs Providers
If your agency is conducting training on domestic violence or sexual assault that is open to the public, please send us information about the training through this survey link.
Best Practice Forms
Please click here to view and download all best practices forms for Batterer’s Intervention Programs.
Best Practice Policies & Procedures
Please click here to view and download best practices policies & procedures for Batterer’s Intervention Programs.