Support Services for Persons Committing Violence

STOP! The Violence and Abuse Service

Address: Foundation for Social Welfare Services, 36, St Luke’s Road, Gwardamanġa, PTA 1318

Telephone: +356 22959000

Fax: +356 21225354

The scope of STOP! is to assist men who are abusive in intimate relationships to become aware of, understand and take responsibility for their behaviour, thus encouraging change and more respect in their relationships. This is done through a group pr`ogramme spanning over 22 weeks, which are then followed by an additional 8 support group sessions. Before being accepted to the programme, perpetrators have individual sessions with a professional who assesses their suitability for the programme. The service also liaises and communicates with the Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) regarding the progress of the perpetrator. The service users are also provided with a social work service when required and in times of crises.

The main learning outcomes for abusive service users include:

  • Learning to stop abuse and violence behaviour
  • Learning to identify trigger and danger signs
  • Learning to break out of isolation
  • Learning safer ways to express strong feelings
  • Learning to build healthy relationships
  • Learning to take responsibility for their behaviour

The STOP! The Violence and Abuse Services are committed to: 

  • Developing and contributing to services for the safety of women and children
  • Contributing to public education on domestic violence
  • Working towards developing a society with zero tolerance to violence.

STOP! The Violence and Abuse Service: Flowchart