Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Safe Lives

Perpetrators are “high risk”, not victims.

For those in the women’s sector, police and/or wider social care DASH RIC will be a familiar acronym. It stands for “Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment Risk Indicator Checklist. It was developed by Laura Richards (a criminologist) and CAADA (now known as Safe Lives) and is an evidence based system for assessing risk in a […]

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Helping the Telegraph with some domestic abuse stats

(Cross-posted with permission from Safe Lives) When I tell my friends that I work for SafeLives, their reaction is often one of surprise. They don’t go so far as to say “But you’re a man” or “Isn’t domestic violence a women’s issue?” but you can sometimes see the question in their eyes. I work for […]

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