What makes us different
We are ambitious in our goals and the way in which we help those affected by domestic abuse. To tackle the root cause of domestic abuse we work directly with individuals who are being abusive. We make it our mission and our focus to identify the complexities behind violent, coercive and controlling behaviour to end the cycle of domestic abuse and reduce repeat victimisation.
Too often the value of a perpetrator led approach is overlooked in favour of victim services due to the lack of evidence and lack of funding. Our decades of experience working with perpetrators, and subsequent results, has reinforced the belief that people can change. We have access to, and intelligence on, perpetrators outside of criminal justice that no other agencies have, enabling us to measure success rates as well being the first to intervene to ensure victim safety.
We know that responding to domestic abuse is a challenge across all frontline services and we can’t do this alone. We work with a range of stakeholders across the voluntary and statutory sector to deliver what we know works. We are fortunate to have excellent partnerships with those sharing our passion to make a difference, no matter how hard it seems.
We strongly believe the current criminal justice response to offenders needs reviewing. If we are to address the vulnerabilities associated with offending , and ultimately reduce offence rates, it requires a significant shake up. To that end we are not afraid to test new approaches evident in our innovative criminal justice interventions and the programmes we offer young adult offenders to consider their choices. We are currently exploring a trauma informed response to working with females in the criminal justice system.
Project CARA workshops to include family abuse
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner and Hampshire Constabulary to develop our Project CARA workshops to include family abuse. The team have met with Hampshire Constabulary and as from September 2019 individuals meeting the eligibility criteria will be offered family abuse workshops as part of a conditional […]
Board of Trustees Development Day
The Board of Trustees and Management team attended a development day at the Southampton Clarke Willmott office last week. The team reviewed our journey over the last year and explored the vision for this next few years. Some great plans were discussed for future strategies.
Carly from Aurora New Dawn visits the office
Carly from Aurora new Dawn came to meet the team today. Carly has recently been appointed as the Serial Priority Perpetrator Co-ordinator for Aurora New Dawn. Carly will be working alongside The Hampton Trust and Baseline as part of our innovative work to focus on high risk and serial perpetrators.
Third Sector article published 9th July 2019 “Our partnership work can tackle domestic abuse”
The Hampton Trust works with perpetrators to reduce offending, and has formed a partnership with the victim support charity Aurora New Dawn. Third Sector has today published an article exploring the partnership work that we are involved in and our beliefs of the need to work with perpetrators to challenge themselves to change their behaviour. […]