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Conviction rates lower and repeat victimisation higher in IDVA cases

Evidence based policing study raises concerns about use of Independent Domestic Violence Advisors in court.

ACC Jackie Sebire

ACC Jackie Sebire

Date - 7th February 2022
By - Gary Mason
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Cases heard in a specialist domestic abuse court on days when Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) were present have lower rates of conviction and higher rates of repeat victimisation, as well as higher levels of harm in repeat offences,...
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