What is Project CARA?
CARA is an intervention designed to raise awareness of domestic abuse. As part of your conditional caution you are required to complete a pair of CARA workshops within a specific time period. CARA is part educational and part designed to help you reflect on your choices. NB. Partners or family members are not permitted to attend.
Why do I have to attend CARA?
As part of your conditional caution you are required to attend the CARA workshops in order to give you an opportunity to reflect on your current circumstances. CARA is very much an opportunity, not a punishment and is designed to raise your awareness and understanding of domestic abuse. Most attendees find the course to be helpful and of personal value.
How long is the course?
You will be required to complete two workshops, 4-5 weeks apart. Each workshop will be on a Saturday from 10am—3pm and you must attend both workshops (Part A and Part B). Courses are run by two facilitators from The Hampton Trust. All workshops run in single sex groups. You can expect your course facilitators to be friendly and non-judgemental. No police will be present. The only information relayed to the police is attendance.
I haven’t been booked onto a course, what can I do?
We aim to contact anyone required to complete the CARA workshops, however sometimes the contact details we are provided with are incorrect. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of your arrest please call us on 023 80 00 1061. Please note, there is no charge to attend the workshops.
What happens if I do not attend a workshop?
The course is not optional– if you do not attend, you are breaching the conditions of your caution and you will be referred back to the police for further action. If you miss a workshop then you will have to repeat both sets of workshops again. (Both Part A and Part B). If you are late to a workshop you will be refused entry.
Who can I contact if I have any questions/problems?
Please contact the office on 023 80 00 1061 or 023 80 00 9898. Office hours are 9-5pm, Monday– Friday. If you ring outside these hours then please leave a message with your name and a contact number.
See for yourself how the work of the Hampton Trust has transformed lives for the better
Physical and verbal violence towards their family has ended
D was referred to LINX and displaying a lot of verbal and physical aggression towards a family member on a daily basis. Through engagement with LINX D spent time evaluating how his behaviour impacts both on himself and others. We also focused on D’s self-esteem and goal aspirations; and throughout our work we have paid […]
Taking steps to address his behaviour
A received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. A had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and was living with his partner. They had a daughter and a were expecting a second child. A engaged positively throughout workshop A, he was honest about the incident leading to arrest and said that he wanted to […]
Accessing local services for additional support
D received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. D had split from his partner and had continued to contact her following their separation even though she had asked him to stop. D arrived at workshop early and in a high state of anxiety. D disclosed being extremely frightened of what the workshop was about and […]
Accessing additional support to make changes
C received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. During the CARA sessions C engaged well and was reflective about his circumstances. He recognised stressors in his relationship associated to his habitual drug dependency and that he wanted to get help. C also disclosed childhood sexual abuse and recognised that he needed help to address this. […]