With support from Lloyds Bank Foundation and local Police and Crime Commissioners leading social sector organisations, Respect, SafeLives and Social Finance have joined forces to pilot Drive in Sussex, Essex and South Wales. The Drive model explicitly targets high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse associated with victims who have been referred to the MARAC. Safelives aims to develop a sustainable, national response to high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse that combines intensive individual case management with a co-ordinated multi-agency response and systems change.
The Hampton Trust have formed a partnership with DVIP to launch Drive in West Sussex. This programme commenced in February 2016 and is due to finish in September 2019. Following this, stakeholders in West Sussex will review the impact of Drive and make recommendations for the future.
Safelives are now expanding Drive to 5 further sites which include continuation in South Wales and new pilots in London, West Midlands, West Mercia and Norfolk.
To find out more review Safelives Drive Evaluation.