• Step 5: Embed police risk assessment in a multiagency framework

    The police should take an active role in establishing a strong multiagency framework for effectively responding to intimate partner violence. Elements to consider when establishing such a framework include the following: identifying all relevant actors that should be involved in addition to the police — specialist victim services, social services, child protection, health services, housing, prosecutors, probation officers, and other...

  • Step 4: Implement systematic police training and capacity development

    In order to ensure that the police have the appropriate knowledge, skills and capacity to effectively implement risk assessment, it is necessary to ensure that: basic training to develop knowledge and awareness of gender equality is mandatory for all police, begins at entry level (police academies) and is continued through all levels and stages of police careers; training for all...

  • Step 3: Identify the most relevant risk factors for police risk assessment

    To effectively determine the level of risk and identify the safety needs of women and children, the following elements should inform police risk assessment processes and practices. The specificities of each national legal context should be considered in developing risk assessment tools and identifying risk factors for different forms of intimate partner violence. Risk factors for intimate partner violence that...

  • Step 2: Identify the most appropriate approach to police risk assessment

    In deciding which approach to use, police should consider that effective risk assessment of intimate partner violence must meet the requirements set out below. The victim’s own assessment of their safety and risk levels are taken into account to inform the risk level identified (on identifying the most relevant risk factors, see Step 3 ). Evidence-based risk factors are included...

  • Step 1: Define the purpose and objectives of police risk assessment

    Police risk assessment objectives should include: the design of effective and tailored responses for victim safety; the delivery of targeted and immediate risk management interventions for cases assessed and identified as high, medium or standard risk; informing decisions about whether to proceed with a case should victims choose to withdraw a complaint; holding stakeholders within a multiagency framework accountable for...

  • Understanding intimate partner violence in the EU: the role of data

    This study builds upon EIGE’s previous work and analyses the availability of data within the police and justice sectors in all 28 Member States, assessing their comparability and potential to populate the indicators. This in-depth analysis has identified key challenges in collecting data on intimate partner violence and proposed recommendations for the EU and its Member States. This main report...

  • Police and justice sector data on intimate partner violence against women in the European Union

    Quality administrative data that are available and comparable are key to understanding the scale of intimate partner violence in the EU and monitoring progress in tackling it. Administrative data measure the response of governmental agencies (such as the police and justice sectors) to intimate partner violence, and their capacity to protect victims, prevent further violence and prosecute the perpetrators. Data...

  • EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies' cooperation in 2018: Final report

    The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies' network is made up of nine EU agencies working on a range of justice and security issues, such as migration and border management, combatting drug trafficking and organised crime, human trafficking, human and fundamental rights, and gender equality. This makes them more effective and better able to serve the public. The JHA agencies...

  • Gender impact assessment: gender mainstreaming toolkit

    The principle of gender mainstreaming means taking systematic account of the differences between the conditions, situations and needs of women and men in all Community policies and actions. Gender impact...

  • Swedish municipalities (SALAR)

    Context Model Actors involved Guidelines Strenghts and weaknesses Context SALAR is the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions . It supports the work on gender mainstreaming in municipalities and county councils. It represents the governmental, professional and employer-related interests of Sweden’s 290 municipalities, 18 county councils and 2 regions. In order to contribute to the improvement of Swedish municipalities...

  • Lower Saxony

    Model Actors involved Guidelines Strenghts and weaknesses Model Gender impact assessment was established in Lower Saxony in 2004, in the framework of gender-mainstreaming work. As a consequence, draft cabinet acts and other legal acts and regulations have to perform a gender impact assessment, as set out in the Joint Rules of Procedure of the State Government and Ministries in Lower...

  • Catalonia

    Model Actors involved Guidelines Strenghts and weaknesses Model Gender impact assessment is legislated in Catalonia and the law requires that a gender perspective must be included in every law approved by the regional government. It also established that reports submitted along with new bills, projects of ordinances and decrees shall incorporate a gender impact assessment of the measures included in...