About The Project
What is behind it?
ViolenceOFF is an abbreviation of the research project "Improvement of perpetrators treatment and victims support in cases of domestic and gender-based violence in the Czech Republic". The project is implemented by the Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention and is financed under the financial mechanism of the Norwegian Funds 2014 – 2021 as PDP7 with the implementation period 2020-2023.
The project focuses on the systemic response of the state to perpetrators of domestic and gender-based violence. For the purposes of the project, domestic and gender-based violence means domestic violence as gender-based violence, i.e. violence in intimate relationships. The aim of the project is to map the current situation in the field of treatment of offenders in the Czech Republic and to identify and analyse the needs of the current system of work with these persons at the same time. One of the main tools of knowledge within project activities will be cooperation with experts. Based on the acquired knowledge, recommendations will be proposed to create an effective system of treatment of offenders, which will also lead to an improvement in the situation of victims.
The results of the project are primarily intended for relevant institutions responsible for policy-making and effective strategies in the field of violence minimization.