Researching interagency cooperation with its opportunities and challenges is the main focus of IMPRODOVA. In this regard, Jean-Marc Jaffré discusses the cooperation in British MARACs and draws conclusions for potential adaption of the MARAC approach to the French situation.
Our partner CREOGN has just released a revue dedicated to domestic abuse on their website.
Our third Consortium Meeting started out with a visit of one of Police Scotland’s three control rooms observing the ‘journey of a DV call’. Partners were able to witness first-hand the gold standard of a response to a DV call and make comparisons between the different partner countries within IMPRODOVA.
Workpackage 1 is completed successfully by the Consortium.
Our project flyer is out now presenting the starting point and scope of IMPRODOVA.
In Berlin, the "Round Table Berlin - Health Care for Domestic and Sexual Violence" began its work at the Senate for Health, Care and Equality. The office of the Berlin Round Table is located at S.I.G.N.A.L. e.V. The Berlin police also took part and presented the IMPRODOVA project.
The second Consortium Meeting was held in Vienna under the motto ‚contextualising and exploring the frontline response'. On the premises of the Federal Ministry of Interior (BMI), close to the historic downtown of Vienna, the project members spent two days of intensive discussions.
Our Amendment request re: University of Glasgow has been evaluated by the Commission. The decison has been made to accept the changes we have requested. Our new Scottish partner, the University of Glasgow UOG, with colleagues Professor Michele Burman and Dr. Oona Brooks, have been welcomed by the coordinator on behalf of the IMPRODOVA Steering Board and consortium. The official start of Glasgow as our consortium partner is of August 1st, 2018.
Reinhard wrote in response to the decision of the Austrian Ministry of Interior to discontinue MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences) in cases of high impact domestic violence (as well as defund a number of programs such as women’s counselling and violence prevention).
The IMPRODOVA project kick-off meeting took place in Münster, Germany on the 24-25 May 2018 and was attended by representatives from all partners (Partner 13: UEDIN representative attended remotely) plus one advisory board member (total 29 attendees).