Domestic Abuse (DA) continues to be a problematic issue to deal with appropriately within the criminal justice system with an often occurring disjoint between what CJS professionals deem a success and what victim survivors deem a good service and outcome.

This one day conference seeks to tackle this disjoint and some of the uncomfortable truths from varying perspectives: politics, policing, the wider current VAWG agenda, what domestic homicide reviews can inform us of domestic abuse in the CJS and the third sector.

The day will consist of immersive theatre to springboard discussions on the pertinent points of DA within the CJS, followed by a panel discussion session with speakers so far confirmed Jess Phillips (MP), Andy Cooke, Chief Inspector HMICFRS, Sam Millar, Strategic Programme Director VAWG Task force, Frank Mullane CEO (MBE) AAFDA (Advocacy Against Fatal Domestic Abuse)Harriet Johnson (Barrister specialising in human rights and criminal law within VAWG) and other speakers to be confirmed.

The day will then include key note speakers and the afternoon will consist of breakout sessions so far proposed:

  • Younger police force in dealing with DA
  • The disjoint between cps and police
  • Sexual violence in DA- what can Operation Soteria tell us?
  • Domestic homicide and suicide- reflections from DHR reviews- frank Mullane
  • Police Perpetrated Domestic Abuse

This event is £30 to attend or free for all CPRL member forces and OU academics. If you cannot attend in person then you can register to watch the live stream, however please note that this will not be interactive.



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