The Government introduced a new Action Plan for 2008-2011 entitled De volgende fase (‘The next phase') as a follow up to the Privé Geweld - Publieke Zaak (‘Private Violence - Public Issue') programme which ran from 2002 to 2008 . The emphasis in the new Action Programme lies both on consolidating the results achieved over the past few years and on responding to new developments. For example, extra attention will be focused on prevention and early identification of domestic violence. Furthermore, policy will focus on taking away obstacles with respect to exchanging of information between professionals in the field of domestic violence.
Under the coordination of the Ministry of Justice the new Action Programme is being carried out in an interdepartmental project, in which five other departments cooperate, as well as the police, the public prosecution, the Board of Dutch municipalities and the probation service.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of the Netherlands to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009