As Head of Perpetrator Services, Ciara is responsible for the strategic leadership of all Respect’s perpetrator interventions, including Make a Change, Change That Lasts Wales, Safe & Together, as well as our research partnerships, including Advance and Reprovide.
Ciara joined Respect in 2018 as the Development Manager for Make a Change (MAC), where she developed both the model and the associated programme manual and training packages. In 2020 she became MAC's Head of Delivery and Development, responsible for the project's ongoing rollout and implementation.
In 2020 Ciara developed a remotely delivered Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme for fathers in family court proceedings concerning contact arrangements. She continues to oversee our work with CAFCASS and in the family courts more broadly.
Before joining Respect, Ciara spent a decade working with both perpetrators of domestic abuse and victims/survivors. She spent 7 years at the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) – starting as an individual and groupwork practitioner, and later becoming Manager and Senior Risk Assessor of the Family Courts Team.
Ciara is also a qualified DHR chair, certified Safe and Together trainer, and proud Ava project trustee.