2023

Following additional Government funding for early interventions for domestic abuse offences, CARA has been commissioned in eight more police regions in the UK, bringing the total number up to 17.

Hampton Trust were also commissioned by Gloucestershire PCC and Northumbria PCC to train more than 1,000 frontline professionals in the DARE toolkit, and in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Project Foundation is expanded county wide.

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2022

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire & Isle of Wight commissioned Hampton Trust to deliver a county-wide intervention for female offenders receiving a conditional caution. In consultation with women accessing the service the programme was named JUNO.

We launched a new CARA website to provide in-depth information for commissioners and grant funders. It is now available in nine UK police regions.

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2021

Together with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary and funded by the Home Office, we developed and piloted Project Foundation, which aimed to support police High Harm teams to manage competing priorities and target finite resources to those individuals who pose the greatest risk of harm – serial and repeat perpetrators in a family setting.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire & Isle of Wight also commissioned us to deliver the Caring Dads programme as an extension of ADAPT.

We were awarded the Trauma Informed Bronze Quality Mark by One Small Thing, and also took part in a BBC documentary with Ian Wright exploring the impact of domestic abuse on children. You can watch a behind-the-scenes learning lunch session about the documentary here.

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2020

Commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner, we developed our DARE Toolkit, a training and toolkit for frontline professionals to help them successfully engage domestic abuse perpetrators and nudge them into specialist services.

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2019

Hampton Trust piloted an intervention for female offenders receiving a conditional caution in Portsmouth.

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2018

The Isle of Wight commissioned an Integrated Domestic Abuse and Sexual Crime Service, and Hampton Trust are subcontracted by the YOU Trust to deliver ADAPT and the ISVA Service.

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2015

Project CARA received a Howard League for Penal Reform Innovation Award under the Policing and Adults category. The awards recognise projects which help to keep people out of the criminal justice system by providing alternative, proportionate, effective and targeted interventions that will reduce the risk of reoffending.

In the same year, the project also received the Innovation for Perpetrator Intervention Award from the College of Policing.

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2013

ADAPT becomes a Respect accredited service, and Chantal Hughes becomes Hampton Trust’s new Chief Executive.

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2012

In collaboration with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary, local statutory and third sector organisations, we developed CARA as an early intervention for low risk, first time domestic abuse offenders who meet specific criteria to be issued with a conditional caution. Together with Cambridge University and the constabulary we commenced a randomised control trial to test the effectiveness of the intervention.

In the same year we moved from city-based premises in Southampton to our new office space in Ashurst.

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2011

Hampton Trust started delivering the ISVA Service on the Isle of Wight.

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2010

ADAPT takes part in a five-year longitudinal study under Project Mirabel, and we established the ADAPT Mentoring Service – a service where former ADAPT group members volunteer to support current service users to complete the programme.

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2006

Hampton Trust expanded its services to include community-based interventions outside the criminal justice system. We developed award-winning programmes such as ADAPT (Accredited Domestic Abuse Prevention Training) to work with adult perpetrators and the acclaimed LINX model to work with young people who had experienced domestic abuse and were committing violent crimes.

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1996

Hampton Trust was founded with the aim to provide rehabilitative programmes for domestic abuse offenders and young people at risk. For ten years we worked alongside Hampshire police and probation staff delivering programmes for all court mandated referrals.

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