Haven Horizons is currently researching international evidence-based best practice models in the area of gender based violence that are making sustainable, effective changes to work practices, protocols, policies and legislation, which result in;

  • Increased victim safety
  • Increased perpetrators accountable
  • Increased awareness and understanding of gender based violence
  • A change in societal attitudes to gender based violence
  • Meaningful, positive change to the lives of women and children

Models will be adapted to the Irish context, delivered as pilot projects in Co. Clare and the outcomes evaluated.

The Safety and Accountability Audit and the Blueprint for Safety are multi-system problem solving tools that radically change the justice systems’ response to domestic abuse crimes – increasing victim safety and holding perpetrators accountable.

Based on 30 years work and research in the area of domestic abuse, Praxis International has developed two methods for institutional analysis and systems change work rooted in the field of sociology called institutional ethnography.

The processes, the Safety and Accountability Audit and the Blueprint for Safety are prototypes that can be used by any community seeking to link its justice agencies together in a coherent, philosophically sound domestic abuse intervention model that keeps victims safe and holds perpetrators accountable.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across
the waters to create many ripples.”
Mother Teresa