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Collin College Hosts Batterer's Intervention Panel

Oct. 9, 2017- Free and open to the public, Collin College’s Dignity Initiative will host a Batterer’s Intervention Panel. The panel discussion will focus on the role the batterer plays in domestic violence and the batterer’s responsibility to learn skills to control anger and violence in order to engage in a healthy, nonviolent relationship.

The panel will include John Sharp, Batterer Intervention Program (BIPP) manager for Hope’s Door/New Beginning Center and representatives of the Collin County Domestic Violence Unit.

The panel will be held on the following dates:

  • 1 – 2:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23 at the Preston Ridge Campus conference center, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano

The Dignity Initiative is a Collin College-based organization which works to raise awareness and inspire action on issues of violence against and oppression of women. For more information about The Dignity Initiative and upcoming events, visit

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,200 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.