HMPPS Psychology Services Group, West Midlands Police, and Black Country Women’s Aid have received new funding to run an Early Awareness Stalking Intervention (“EASI”) pilot in partnership. The pilot which starts imminently, will focus on tackling criticism police forces faced by improving how they identify and address stalking. The vision for Psychology Services Group and West Midlands Police is to trial a cost- and time-efficient, targeted, and evidence-informed intervention for those who are known to have engaged in stalking, delivered at the earliest stage possible.
Police training is being supported by the Alice Ruggles Trust.
The project is being evaluated by the University of Derby in their Faculties of Criminology and Forensic Psychology.