Research, monitoring, and analysis

This activity foresees the organization of focus groups with police officers from the regions of Sofia City, Silistra, Sliven, and Smolyan in order to conduct a research on their knowledge and attitudes towards the topic of domestic violence as well as to identify the needs of additional trainings and information on the topic.

In addition, the team of the project will gather and analyze the statistics form the emergency phone number 112 on reports and reactions on cases of domestic violence.

The activity also includes monitoring of public policies and practices via observations of the work of the Police, the Courts, the Prosecutors’ Offices and the social services in the regions of Sofia City, Silistra, Sliven, and Smolyan.

Trainings for optimization of the monitoring methodology will also be conducted. Five cases of domestic violence from Animus Association Foundation’s (AAF) practice will be analyzed.