8.3 A. Research and Evaluations
Project Mirabel - Research Findings
Strength to Change: Report of the evaluation of a new initiative for perpetrators of domestic violence
Stanley, N (2011)
This study evaluated a new service for male perpetrators of domestic violence that opened in Hull in 2009. The service was preceded by a social marketing campaign informed by research that aimed to raise awareness of domestic violence and promote men’s use of the new service which was commissioned by NHS Hull in collaboration with other local agencies. Strength to Change (STC) is a voluntary service and men self-refer; the service also offers support to men’s partners. The evaluation included interviews with men and their partners, with project staff and other stakeholders and analysis of project and police data.
Strength to Change Return on Investment Study – Executive Summary
Perfect Moment (2010)
Strength to Change (‘StC’) is a pioneering project, based on an innovative social marketing model, which works principally with perpetrators of domestic violence coupled with a range of support provision for their partners, ex-partners and children.
The delivery of domestic abuse programmes - An implementation study of the delivery of domestic abuse programmes in probation areas and Her Majesty’s Prison Service
DVIP Improving Women and Children’s Safety: report and evaluation of the East London domestic violence service Jan 2007 – Sep 2008
Price, P. et al. (2009)
In response to the problem of domestic violence, in 2006 the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Newham and Waltham Forest jointly commissioned the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) to provide a new cross-borough service in East London. This report analyses the outcomes and impacts of this new service in its first 18 months of operation.
Respect practitioners seminar on research programmes
This seminar was hosted by Professor Edward Gondolf, Susan Ash from LankellyChase and Respect staff and focused on collaborative research processes.
Domestic violence: solution-focused practice with men and women who are violent
Milner, J. and Singleton, T. (2008)
This article reviews the progress of sixty-eight adults (fifty-two men and sixteen women) on a solution-focused programme aimed at reducing domestic violence. The practice principles are described, using examples of participants’ experiences. The outcomes over a three-and-a-half-year period are presented and difficulties in assessing effectiveness of outcomes are discussed.
Westmarland, N. and Hester, M. (2007)
This research profiled domestic violence perpetrators in Bristol, with profiling across three groups of perpetrators, those convicted of domestic violence offences; those who were not convicted of domestic violence offences and perpetrators from BME communities. Risk assessment tools were established and the research fed into the development of a perpetrator programme.
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Ministry of Justice (2007)
This process study evaluates the satellite tracking pilots that took place between September 2004 and June 2006 in three areas of England and Wales. The findings describe the implementation of the pilots, the offenders who were satellite tracked, and the experiences and views of criminal justice practitioners involved in the pilots.
The aims of this event were to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to review what evaluation has been done or is currently under way and to discuss what else is needed.
Reducing Domestic Violence: an inspection of national probation service work with domestic violence perpetrators
HM Inspectorate of Probation (2004)
This inspection takes stock of the quality of management, assessment, interventions and initial outcomes, measuring current provision against best practice and to identify key areas for improvement on work dealing with the risks presented by domestic violence offenders sentenced to community sentences and released from prison on licences.
Bilby, C. and Hatcher, R. (2004)
This Home Office report presents the findings of an evaluation of a two pilot Duluth programmes in the UK (West Yorkshire and London), describing the priorities for effective implementation of the programme within England and Wales.
Wilson, M. (2003)
Produced for the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland, this ‘towards effective practice paper’ looks at the available research regarding the effectiveness of programmes for male domestic violence perpetrators.
Characteristics of Batterers in a Multi-site Evaluation of Batterer Intervention Systems
Gondolf, E. W. (1996)
Results from a multi-site evaluation of four perpetrator programmes across the USA involving research with 840 men.