Domestic violence perpetrators to get one-to-one counselling
Probation Service programme will cater for 50 offenders and cost around €96,000 per year
Domestic violence perpetrators are to receive one-to-one counselling sessions, in a bid to reduce the risk of them attacking their partners again.
Around 300 men take part in behaviour change courses each year, which are delivered with a mixture of one-to-one counselling and group sessions.
There is, however, no dedicated one-to-one course for convicted domestic violence offenders who are deemed unsuitable for group sessions due to their unwillingness to face up to their behaviour. There ...