Hampshire police project on domestic abuse wins national award

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A Hampshire Constabulary project to tackle domestic abuse has been recognised 
at the Howard League for penal reform community awards.

Project CARA (Conditional Cautioning and Relationship Abuse), delivered in partnership with The Hampton Trust and the Crown Prosecution Service, won the policing and adults category at a ceremony last month.

The project works with 
men who have received a conditional caution for domestic abuse.

The initiative is aimed at providing a supportive approach, with an emphasis on targeted interventions and stopping men re-offending.

Issues behind alcohol and substance misuse are also explored.

Hampshire Constabulary Chief Superintendent Scott Chilton said: ‘The impact of domestic abuse on victims and their families is devastating and we are determined to do all we can to minimise the risk of physical and psychological harm.’