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1.42 Addressing police-perpetrated domestic violence: A process evaulation

Academic team: Dr Emma Williams (CPRL, OU), Dr Nicky Miller (CPRL, OU), and Dr Clare Rawdin (CPRL, OU). The Principal Investigator is Dr Sarah Williams (Senior Research Fellow, University of South Wales)
Policing partners: South Wales Police, Gwent Police
Status: In progress


Following a number of high-profile cases, police perpetrated domestic abuse is a key issue within contemporary policing and connects to wider debates ovr trust and legitimacy. This project will investigate an initiative to support victim-survivors of police-perpetrated domestic abuse. The intervention consists of a two-year advocacy support programme which is being delivered by regional domestic abuse charities in two Welsh police force area (Gwent and South Wales). 

Our involvement extends to developing a 'Theory of Change' for the intervention through workshops with key policing stakeholders. This will help to explain how the advocacy service works. Additionally, we are conducting interviews with relevant  stakeholders and victim-survivors to gain their perspectives on the intervention. 

The project's overall aims are to inform the evidence-base relating to interventions in the doestic abuse area, while also enabling shared learning within and beyond the two featured police force areas.   



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