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Ep22: “I’m a victor not a victim” – taking back power in domestic abuse

Alexandra Kimmons
07 Jul 2023

PLEASE NOTE: This episode contains detailed and sometimes graphic descriptions of domestic abuse.

Although public awareness of domestic abuse has risen in recent decades, it remains a widespread issue. How the police and courts should respond to cases of domestic abuse is a huge topic of discussion within criminal justice, and many feel current processes do not do enough to support survivors.

In this episode, hosts Penelope and Rob are joined by Janika Cartwright, who survived an attempt on her life by her ex-partner and is a passionate advocate for restorative justice, and Jackie Sebire, retired police officer and co-author of Policing Domestic Abuse.

They discuss the nuances of domestic abuse, why people experiencing it may not go to the police, and what needs to be changed to prevent it where possible, and provide a better response to survivors when it does happen.

Janika Cartwright
Read more about restorative justice for domestic abuse and Why Me? here:

Jackie Sebire
Read Police Domestic Abuse:

Further Resources
Project CARA:

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The Transform Justice podcast is hosted by Penelope Gibbs and Rob Allen and produced and edited by Alexandra Kimmons. With thanks to Burges Salmon LLP for use of their space.