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Domestic violence: 16 first "monitoring centers" for perpetrators on track

2020-10-27T08:30:04.311Z

Sixteen first centers for monitoring and supporting perpetrators of domestic violence will be set up by the end of the year, announced Tuesday, October 27, the Minister for Gender Equality, Elisabeth Moreno, on LCI. This measure aims both to " protect women " and "to prevent recidivism ", explained the minister by announcing the opening of " 16 centers " for the perpetrators of domestic violence "



Sixteen first centers for monitoring and supporting perpetrators of domestic violence will be set up by the end of the year, announced Tuesday, October 27, the Minister for Gender Equality, Elisabeth Moreno, on LCI.

This measure aims both to "

protect women

" and "to

prevent recidivism

", explained the minister by announcing the opening of "

16 centers

" for the perpetrators of domestic violence "

by the end of the year

" .

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"

These people are taken care of from a psychological point of view, from a medical point of view, and we then help them in professional reintegration

", she indicated, specifying that the support involved doctors, psychologists. but also a follow-up by justice.

Flagship measure of the "

Grenelle

" against domestic violence which took place last year, the creation of 30 support structures for perpetrators of domestic violence is planned by the end of 2021, recalled in a press release the ministry responsible for Equality between women and men.

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After a first call for projects launched in July, it selected 16 applications from groups of associations for centers set up before the end of the year in Arras, Aurillac, Avignon / Hyères, Besançon, Creil, Fort-de- France, Limoges, Lorient, Magny-le-Hongre (Seine-et-Marne), Montpellier, Nancy, Rouen, Saint-Paul (Reunion), Strasbourg, Tours, as well as in Guyana.

These centers will have to offer the perpetrators of domestic violence courses of empowerment, psychotherapeutic and medical support, taking particular account of addictions, as well as socio-professional support aimed for example at integration into employment.

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To establish the specifications, the government was inspired by the Home des Rosati, the first accommodation center for perpetrators of court-ordered violence created in Arras in 2008 and which therefore appears in the list of selected projects.

In accordance with the commitments of the "

Grenelle

", the centers are co-financed 70% by the State and 30% by communities and private partners.

Some 800,000 euros have been budgeted for 2020 and 4 million in 2021, the ministry told AFP.

A second call for projects will be launched at the beginning of 2021 with the aim of having around thirty centers throughout the territory by the end of 2021.

According to official data, more than 210,000 women experience domestic violence each year.

In 2019, 146 were killed by their partner or ex, a level that had not been reached since 2012.

Source: lefigaro

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