Supporting Women and Challenging Men: Lessons from the Domestic Violence Intervention Project

September 16, 1998


This is the report of a CWASU evaluation of the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) based in West London. Both arms of DVIP, the Violence Prevention Programme (VPP) which works with violent men and the Women’s Support Service (WSS) were evaluated. This is a process (rather than strictly an outcome) evaluation which explores a wide range of policy and practice issues. The report provides information on the structure, content and process of work within DVIP, exploring how both VPP and WSS work; what they do; and the tensions and dilemmas that arise in the course of this kind of work. The report also contains an examination of what the project has learnt and how it has changed over the course of the two-year study; where work with violent men is located in relation to current policy and multi-agency responses, and what pro-active approaches to work with women have to offer.

A summary is available to view at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation website.

See Project: Lessons from the Domestic Violence Intervention Project

Available from: The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit £11.95 plus £1.00 p&p and Policy Press, Bristol.