CARA is an innovative, award-winning intervention that engages with domestic abuse offenders offered a Diversionary Caution through an awareness-raising and reflection journey.


Diversionary Caution

CARA supports offenders issued with a Diversionary Caution to learn new, appropriate responses, increasing awareness of harm caused to prevent behaviours becoming more entrenched.


In Partnership

CARA works with police to ensure referred offenders are suitable and safe to engage with the intervention.


Victim Safety

Domestic abuse victim experiences are central to CARA, from the police referral process to workshop content and linked victim contact support.

Find out which police forces currently have CARA, and learn about setting up and commissioning CARA in your area.

Following the initial CARA pilot in Southampton evaluated by Cambridge University in 2012-2014, Project CARA gained national recognition and received an award for Innovation in Policing from the College of Policing.

Hampton Trust has been fortunate to receive support after a successful grant of innovation funding from the Esmee Fairbairn (EF) Foundation to support expansion and delivery of Project CARA. EF is a leading independent grant funder in the UK, which aims to improve our natural world, secure a fairer future and strengthen the bonds in communities in the UK.

Our Partners

Avon and Somerset Police
Avon & Somerset PCC
Cambridgeshire PCC
Cambridgeshire Police
Dorset Police
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary
Hampshire PCC
Leicestershire OPCC
Leicestershire Police
Norfolk OPCC
Norfolk Police
Thames Valley OPCC
Thames valley police
West Midlands PCC
West Midlands Police
Restorative Solutions W.York
West Yorkshire Mayor
West Yorkshire Police