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Individual Work with Perpetrators (men 18+) On a 1 -2 -1 basis
DMAT offer confidential 1-2-1 work with perpetrators to men who are unable to participate in a group due to either maintaining their high-profile status or requiring an interpreter. The content of the sessions are private and confidential, therefore information about what takes place will not be shared with agencies. The only exception to this will be if child protection issues emerge. During these circumstances, information will be released to appropriate agencies in order to safeguard the child.
Attendance on the DVPP is one of the possible risk management measures that can be recommended for perpetrators on either the Criminal Justice based programme or Voluntary based programme.
Sometimes policies or plans that are developed and thought to help women who are abused actually cause more harm than good. DMAT use the Duluth Model approach, which keeps the voices of victims central to any policies or plans that are made by including victims and the advocates who work closely with them in all decision making.
We realize that to keep women safe, we have to help abusive men change
The Duluth Model is successful because it is grounded in the experience of victims, helps offenders and society change, and pulls the whole community together to respond.
When the Duluth Model first began, women told us that they wanted us to work with their partners—that helping their partners change is what would most keep them safe. So, we began nonviolence courses to help abusive men look more closely at their actions, intentions and beliefs and the effect their actions had on their partners and others. Because it helps men get to the core of their actions and beliefs, our men’s nonviolence programme is the most replicated programme for men who abuse in the world.
It has been tested by research and replication.
Research has found that by applying all the components of the Duluth Model, 68% of offenders who move through the criminal justice system and men’s nonviolence classes do not reappear in the system eight years out. Communities worldwide that have adopted components of the Duluth Model have also found significant reductions in re-offense rates.
The programme will be based on Duluth Model.
Facilitators have been fully trained and accredited by Duluth, Minnesota to deliver DVPP and are organisational members of Respect.
The objectives of the programme are designed to help men stop abusing by achieving five objectives:
1. To assist the men to understand that his acts of violence are a mean of controlling his partners’ actions, thoughts and feelings by examining the intent of his acts,
2. To increase the man’s understanding of the cause of his violence by examining the cultural and context in which he uses violence against his partner.
3. To increase his willingness to change his actions by examining the negative effects of his behaviour on his partner, relationships, his children and his friends, and himself.
4. To encourage him to be accountable to those he hurts through his use of violence by helping him acknowledge his abuse, accept responsibility and take specific steps to change.
5. To provide him with practical information on how to change abusive behaviour by exploring non-controlling and nonviolent ways in relating to women.
The programme will be provided by two facilitators one male and one female both experienced and trained by Duluth, Minnesota in DVPP. The facilitators have over 35 year’s social work experience working with some of the most vulnerable children and families within its communities.
Before they commence the programme, they will have to undertake a suitability assessment to ensure this is the right programme for them. To participate in the programme the person will be expected to give consent for police, probation and social services (if applicable) to share all information to the facilitators.
The facilitator will also meet with the partners or ex partners of those who are completing the programme and if still in a relationship they will have regular discussions with the facilitators.
Each participant will have a record which will have their personal achievements and goals, also information on their input and participation on the programme.
Reports can be provided to the courts, social services, and probation if required.
DVPP will deliver perpetrator programmes in venues across the UK. Our training can be delivered over 7 days, evenings, and weekends and each session last for 2 hours.