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.




The main results of the questionnaire are described reporting the frequencies of responses to each question and the corresponding percentage. Most of the questions were multiple choice, as indicated in each results table with the label “more than one option could be ticked”. Respondents who ticked the “others” option were asked to specify and describe this answer in an open text field. When those responses were present, they have been added in a more or less literal way in the explanations following the tables.


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