MIGS in partnership with the Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IRS) conducted a study on behalf of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) on risk assessment by police of intimate partner violence against women.
The project, that ran from May 2018-April 2019, carried out an overview and evaluation of risk assessment and risk management mechanisms as they have been designed and deployed across police forces in the 28 EU Member States, specifically targeting intimate partner violence (IPV) against women.
The project involved desk research and analysis of the legal and policy framework in the EU and its MS on IPV, including victim protection measures from a gender and intersectional perspective, as well as of the risk assessment and risk management processes and tools implemented across sectors from a multi-agency perspective (including police, health services, social protection services and NGOs) in MS.
Two expert working group meetings were also conducted in which selected national experts discussed guidelines and recommendations.
All the above fed into two publications that have just become available: an overview of risk assessment and management of intimate partner violence in the EU and a guide to risk assessment and risk management of intimate partner violence for the police. The guide proposes how the police in the EU Member States can approach the implementation of risk assessment processes and risk management strategies.
Blog – 19/11/2019