Psycho-social treatment for perpetrators
To treat perpetrators by educated experts. Treatment has been done in groups or individually. Group treatment lasts for 16 weeks, two hours once a week (group activity), or one hour once a week (individual treatment). With the initial screening the treatment lasts for 5 months.
The rules related to the treatment are prescribed by the: Book of regulations on manner and space for providing psychosocial treatment (Pravilnik o nacinu i mjestu provodenja psihosocijalnog tretmana) (Official gazette No. 78/2006) and Standards for providing psychosocial treatment of perpetrators of family violence (Standardi za provedbu psihosocijalnog tretmana pocinitelja nasilja u obitelji) (Official gazette, No. 78/2006)
Aims and objectives
Treatment of perpetrators sent to the treatment mainly by courts
Results and impact
After the initial training done by the Society for the Psychological Assistance, different NGOs and independent experts got the permission from the Ministry of Justice for treatment of perpetrators. The Ministry issued 59 of such permits in the whole Croatia but there are no data about their work and number of perpetrators included in the treatment.
Different NGOs and educated experts / MINISTARSTVO PRAVOSUĐA (Ministry of Justice)