Have you, or someone you support,  experienced violence or abuse from a partner or family member, or rape or sexual assault from anyone? Would you be willing to share experiences to help improve police and criminal justice responses for survivors?  

Lis Bates and The Research Team at  The Open University are currently  looking at domestic abuse and sexual violence survivors’ engagement with the criminal justice system.  They want to hear  from women and men over 18 who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse and/or sexual violence since 2019 and have interacted with the police about these experiences. They are ideally looking for up to 50 survivors to take part in voluntary, confidential, one-to-one interviews with a member of the research team – all the researchers are experts in researching domestic abuse and sexual violence with considerable experience of speaking to survivors with confidentiality and sensitivity.

Further details in the documents below.

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Should you wish to find out more you will need to contact the Open University Team directly (all contact info and details in attached). Please share this information where you see appropriate. Thank you for your support.