Country Netherlands
Year 2008
Type of Measure Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery, Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The Board of Procurators General, the organisation in charge of the Public Prosecution Service (OM), has issued a new official guideline on domestic violence in 2008. A large part of the OM's policy in this respect has been formulated in this guideline that lays down regulations concerning the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence. It also contains preconditions on how local cooperation between police, OM and aftercare services is to be arranged. One of the novelties in the guideline will be the restraining order

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Netherlands to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009