CARA (Cautions and Relationship Abuse) is a proven and recognised model of interventions with perpetrators of domestic abuse who are subject to conditional cautions. CARA is evidenced based, and has been evaluated by Cambridge University.
The recently published draft Domestic Abuse Bill supports extended trials of conditional cautions (CC) for domestic abuse using ‘CARA principles’.
CARA is an awareness raising intervention - participants engage and reflect on behaviour that is placing their families at risk. The sessions are carefully constructed to enable participants to identify as being abusive and to explore what constitutes healthy, positive relationships. A pair of workshops provide participants with strategies and skills to build respectful relationships. This includes focusing on different aspects of violence and control, and on skills for better relationships and parenting.
Commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire