What makes us different
We are ambitious in our goals and the way in which we help those affected by domestic abuse. To tackle the root cause of domestic abuse we work directly with individuals who are being abusive. We make it our mission and our focus to identify the complexities behind violent, coercive and controlling behaviour to end the cycle of domestic abuse and reduce repeat victimisation.
Too often the value of a perpetrator led approach is overlooked in favour of victim services due to the lack of evidence and lack of funding. Our decades of experience working with perpetrators, and subsequent results, has reinforced the belief that people can change. We have access to, and intelligence on, perpetrators outside of criminal justice that no other agencies have, enabling us to measure success rates as well being the first to intervene to ensure victim safety.
We know that responding to domestic abuse is a challenge across all frontline services and we can’t do this alone. We work with a range of stakeholders across the voluntary and statutory sector to deliver what we know works. We are fortunate to have excellent partnerships with those sharing our passion to make a difference, no matter how hard it seems.
We strongly believe the current criminal justice response to offenders needs reviewing. If we are to address the vulnerabilities associated with offending , and ultimately reduce offence rates, it requires a significant shake up. To that end we are not afraid to test new approaches evident in our innovative criminal justice interventions and the programmes we offer young adult offenders to consider their choices. We are currently exploring a trauma informed response to working with females in the criminal justice system.
Hampton Trust to run innovative Domestic Violence Prevention Scheme to target offenders – 18th November 2020
An innovative scheme with a track record in reducing reoffending rates is to target Dorset’s most dangerous domestic abuse perpetrators. The Drive Programme will work with those deemed as being the county’s high harm and high risk domestic abusers, after the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Dorset successfully bid for more […]
Further funding secured to help stop the cycle of Domestic Abuse – 18th November 2020
Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, working in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, the local top tier authorities and local Domestic Abuse service providers, has secured £244,492 Home Office funding to work with the perpetrators of domestic abuse. The Commissioner said: “Domestic Abuse causes high harm and is too often happening in our area. It is […]
Behind closed doors – Cosmopolitan Magazine July 2020
We are pleased to announce that we feature in this months issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine! A great read about domestic abuse how our CARA interventions across the UK are tackling the root cause of domestic abuse following a conditional caution being issued by the Police. Working in partnership with the Police, we deliver […]
Restorative Solutions partners with The Hampton Trust to mobilise CARA in West Yorkshire
The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence was supported by his published Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy in 2017. The strategy underpins the need for partnership working, providing the framework for a West Yorkshire Domestic and Sexual Abuse Partnership to jointly plan and deliver support services. A […]