IOWA DOMESTIC ABUSE PROGRAM (IDAP) formerly Batterers Education Program (BEP)

This program provides a group education process for men and women who practice a pattern of abusive behavior. As required by Iowa law, the department provides batterers education groups for persons convicted of domestic abuse. After an extensive orientation session, batterers’ are placed in groups which meet weekly; men meet for twenty-four (24) weeks, women (16) weeks.