Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is launching a £700,000 scheme to tackle domestic violence and abuse.

The two-year Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme (DVPP) will cover the entire West Midlands after projects in Sandwell, Walsall and Coventry.

The scheme will target husbands and boyfriends who commit domestic violence and abuse. Experts will work closely with them to reduce their offending and improve families' lives for the better.

It is a voluntary programme for fathers aged 18 and over who have been asked to participate in the programme as part of a Child Protection Plan or Child in Need Plan.

A support service for their female partners and children will also be provided by the West Midlands Domestic Violence Consortium.

The Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is now looking to appoint an organisation or consortium to deliver the DVPP.

The aim of the programme is to get offenders to change their ways, improve safety for women and children and reduce reoffending.

For further information on delivering the programme please see the related download on the right hand side of the page.