An evaluation of the working methods employed by the Karin Project, a project that specializes in helping women, men and child victims of violence, threats or sexual abuse by a closely related person. The project also supports children who have witnessed violence, and it can assist people who have been reported to the police.
In recent years, the Swedish Government has assigned top priority to improving interventions by the community aimed at helping victims of partner violence. The Government decided in March 2008 to construct a physical environment designed to investigate male violence against women. The Karin Project that grew out of the decision involved collaboration by the police and social services at shared facilities wholly dedicated to cases involving victims of partner violence. The Government tasked the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) with the responsibility of evaluating the working methods employed by the Karin Project, as well as the impact they have had on the quality and effectiveness of efforts to support female victims of partner violence.
© The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, 2013
Author: Nadja Bogestam