Nordic Countries Overview of Work with Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence

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The aim of the Nu Räcker Det was to map out the models used in the Nordic countries to help the perpetrators of IPV to end violence. The project questionnaire was filled in by the service providers. The number of invited programmes was 68, and the response rate was around 80%. Results indicate that still some services are not free of charge and are not equally distributed geographically. In terms of safety, although most programmes contact the (ex-) partner at the beginning of the treatment, still half of the programmes do not contact the (ex-) partner during the treatment or at the end of it, moreover nearly half of the programmes do not use any risk assessment instrument. Outcome is measured by most of the programmes however partner and official reports should also be included. Finally, those results are compared and discussed in light of the European context.




In this section a summary and conclusions of the main results will be presented. Moreover, results will be compared with the results from the recent study conducted by Geldschläger and colleagues (2014), whom used a very similar questionnaire to analyse the service providers” quality at the European level. Our results will also be discussed in light of the European standards reviewed in the Introduction. It is worth mentioning that the study of Geldschläger and colleagues (2014) included data from various European countries, including some of the Nordic countries that are part of the present study. The Nordic countries included in Geldschläger and colleagues (2014) study were: Denmark (which represented the 0.7% of the total sample), Finland (which represented the 2.2% of the total sample), Norway (which represented the 1.5% of the total sample), and Sweden (which represented the 3% of the total sample). The Nordic countries taken altogether represented the 7.4% of the total sample of their study. Therefore, the Nordic results of their study represented a very small amount of the total sample, and thus, influenced very minimally the final results of the study. For this reason, comparison can be made of their results with the ones obtained in the current study; Appendix 2 provides a table summary of this section.


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