Domestic abuse

Our aim is to make sure victims of domestic abuse are given the best possible care and service by the States of Jersey Police.

Our priorities are:-

  • To protect the lives of both adults and children who are at risk as a result of domestic violence
  • To investigate all reports of domestic violence
  • To facilitate effective action against offenders so that they can be held accountable through the criminal justice system.
  • To adopt a multi-agency approach in preventing and reducing domestic violence.

Our Approach

Domestic abuse is a serious problem, and the States of Jersey Police is determined to tackle it.

All complaints will be fully investigated and, unless there is a good reason for not doing so, officers will arrest any individuals who are found to be abusing their partners – even if the victim of the abuse refuses to make a statement or give evidence in court.

This applies equally to men and women and individuals in same sex relationships.

It is our responsibility to provide an efficient and effective service that inspires public confidence and trust.

We will provide an efficient and effective response when people need our help.

In delivering this commitment we will protect vulnerable people against abuse, neglect and exploitation, investigate crimes and, wherever possible, bring criminals to justice and provide a high standard of service to victims and witnesses of crime.

If you are a victim we may work together and share information confidentially with other agencies if we think they can provide you with specialised support.

Here's a list of our partners:

  • Children’s Service
  • Family Nursing and Home care
  • Maternity
  • MASH (Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub)
  • Probation
  • IDVAs (Independent Domestic Violence Advisors)
  • Adult Mental Health
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
  • Education
  • Women’s Refuge
  • Victim Support
  • Andium Homes

Violent Offenders in domestic abuse can be referred to the Jersey Multi Agency Protection Arrangements (JMAPPA) conference. The JMAPPA membership consists of the following members:

  • Jersey Customs and Immigration Service
  • Jersey Prison Service
  • Probation and After Care Service
  • States of Jersey Police
  • Andium Homes
  • Comité des Chefs de Police (St Helier Honorary Police)
  • Education Department
  • Family Court
  • Health and Social Services Department (Adult Mental Health Service, Adult Social Services, Alcohol and Drugs Service, Children’s Service, General Hospital)
  • Social Security Department
  • Autism Jersey
  • David Briggs Associates
  • Family Nursing and Home Care (Jersey) Inc
  • Freedom For Life Ministries
  • Headway Jersey
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisor Service
  • Jersey Employment Trust
  • Jersey Women’s Refuge
  • Service Station (Prison Chaplaincy)
  • The Shelter Trust
  • Victim Support

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