Project CARA – reducing harm from domestic violence

17 August 2017

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, said:

“Project CARA is but one example, begun before my time, of Hampshire Constabulary seeking innovative approaches to protect the people they serve by delivering improved outcomes.

“That this is done with professional colleagues such as Cambridge University is hugely added-value for the evidence collection and analysis.

CARA stands for Cautioning and Relationship Abuse, and was a controlled trial of workshops for male perpetrators of domestic violence.  Participants had been arrested for and admitted to low-risk intimate partner violence, and took part in two 5-hour workshops.

The Commissioner continued:

“My challenge to my Chief Constable is to deliver modern operationally effective policing that is sustainable and changeable to meet threats and the risk of harm, which is within the resources we have efficiently realised, and contributes to our shared ambition to keep our communities SAFER.

“My role extends beyond policing; working with other partners to deliver parallel engagement that improves the victim support, further reduces offending, and adds value within our communities to realising individual potential and ambitions.

“It is essential we continue with such innovation; and where the evidence is compelling continue the better outcomes they deliver.”