Specialist Support Centre Network for victims of domestic crime (SOW)
During the year, between 7.000-9.000 people use support centers (SOW) help - mostly women with children. Length of stay is 3 months. In justified cases, may be extended to 6 months. Centers provide specialist psychological (individual and group), legal, social, financial assistance and also help to find secure housing after their stay at the support centres.
Aims and objectives
In 2006 were created 35 Specialist Support Centres for victims of domestic crime (SOW) (from 1 to 4 in each of 16 Voivodships).The purpose of setting up this centres was to provide specialist psychological support, legal, social and provide safe shelter for victims of family violence who are forced to leave for security reasons their place of residence.Standards of work in SOW are determined by the “Regulation of Minister of Labour and Social Policy from 22 February 2011 about the standard of basic services granted by Specialized Support Centres for domestic violence victims, qualifications of personnel hired in this centres, detailed directions of conducting correctional and educational interventions directed to the domestic violence perpetrators and the qualifications of persons conducting correctional and educational interventions” – (Dz.U. Nr. 50, p.259, year 2011) .
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Stakeholder, Firstname: Marzena
Stakeholder, Family name: Bartosiewicz
Nuts code: PL