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Evaluation of treatment provided by social service and nongovernmental organisations to men who seek help for their violent behaviour against an intimate partner

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 2023 - 2025


Joakim Petersson

Research subject

Research environments

The aim of this project is to evaluate the effect of treatment provided by social services and non-governmental organizations in Örebro and in Stockholm to partner violent men. This project also aims to study how this treatment can possibly be improved.

As a result of an amendment to the Social Services Act (SoL), the social services in Sweden are since 2021 obliged to offer treatment to partner violent men. Problematically, the knowledge about the effectiveness of treatment interventions to prevent repeat partner violence is limited overall and especially with regard to the perpetrators who themselves seek treatment on a voluntary basis.

Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)