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New scheme to break cycle of domestic abuse to be introduced in Norfolk

An innovative pilot-project aimed at breaking the cycle of domestic abuse by educating offenders about the effect and consequences of their actions is to be piloted in Norfolk.

The two-year initiative – funded by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green – will see low level first-time perpetrators placed on an intervention course to address their behavioural issues. Norfolk Constabulary has been granted special permission by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to implement Project CARA (Conditional Cautioning and Relationship Abuse) which will see some DA perpetrators given Conditional Cautions prior to compulsory attendance on a two-day workshop.

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