The Drive Project - a pilot to address perpetrators of domestic abuse

Project Details


The Drive Project involves an intervention with high risk domestic abuse perpetrators, and is being piloted in three locations: Essex, West Sussex and South Wales. The University of Bristol team are evaluating the Drive Project, assessing outcomes, process and cost benefit of the intervention. The Drive Project aims to impact the lives of victims, children and perpetrators by offering a multi-agency intervention to address the behaviour of domestic abuse perpetrators and ensure that the criminal justice system provides a robust response. To maximise impact the Project has a focus on high-risk perpetrators referred from Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) in the three Project locations.

Layman's description

The Drive Pilot aims to develop, test and evaluate a new model to fundamentally change the behaviour of high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse in order to make victims and families safer.

The Drive Partnership is made up of Respect, SafeLives and Social Finance. The pilot programmes are being be delivered in Essex, South Wales and West Sussex. The independent evaluation is being conducted University of Bristol.

Drive is funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, Tudor Trust and the Police and Crime Commissioners in all three areas. The project has also benefited from local authority support.
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/19

Structured keywords

  • SPS Centre for Gender and Violence Research


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