Lessons from the Domestic Violence Intervention Project

Sheila Burton, Linda Regan and Liz Kelly
1st Jan 1998

This report evaluates the Domestic Violence Intervention Project which provides two parallel services: a Women's Support Service for women who have experienced domestic violence and a Violence Prevention Programme working with violent men.

The issues addressed are:

  • the effectiveness of violence prevention work with men
  •  the usefulness of a violence prevention programme as a sentencing option
  • the impact on women's safety of a violence prevention programme for men and
  • provision of ongoing community-based support the outcomes of the violence prevention programme for men who are mandated on to the programme by the courts and those who attend on a voluntary basis.
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