Last year the UK Home Office commissioned Interventions Alliance to conduct research on better understanding male domestic abuse perpetration, this week we have finally been given permission to publish this research.
“Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has been a focus of the Government for some time, more recently through the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2016 – 2020. It is recognised by the Government and its justice, health and social care agencies that domestic abuse (DA) disproportionately affects women and girls, with disabled individuals being particularly at risk of harm. It is estimated that in the year ending March 2020, an estimated 2.3 million adults were experiencing DA. The above picture has more recently been compounded by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In very recent developments, the new Domestic Abuse Act 2021 has been introduced. Responses to the above issues have been presented by Government over recent years. Identifying perpetrators of DA is challenging. Most do not come into contact with the Criminal Justice System (CJS), and many will not have had the opportunity to be referred onto perpetrator programmes. The following research project, therefore, explores the life-stories of adult males who are known to the CJS as perpetrators of DA.”
To read the full report click here.