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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.

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In this Report, the results of the ”Nu Räcker Det” project are presented. This project, was funded by the Nordic Council of Ministries, and its main aim was to map out the different models used in the Nordic countries/territories (including the autonomous regions of Åland Islands, Greenland and Faroe Islands) to help the perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) to break the cycle of violence. The project began in January 2016 by drafting a questionnaire, which was filled in by the service providers. Each country presented the results on a Country Report, which were integrated in this final report.

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