The police in Salzburg issue an average of two entry and approach bans every day. Most of the reason for this is violence within the family. Around 100 people have been turned away in the last 50 days.
Eviction means that the perpetrators are not allowed to approach the victim’s home for two weeks. Since September 1st, those who have been evicted have also had to seek mandatory advice. These consultations are carried out by the men’s office and the Jugend am Werk association.
Advice from the men’s office
Since the beginning of September, they have advised over 100 people who have been banned from entering or approaching. 90 percent of them are men. The counselors first estimate how dangerous those who have been rejected are.
Then it’s about getting them to rethink, says the head of the men’s office, Martin Rachlinger: “Of course, the deed is dealt with. We confront the perpetrator with his act and see that he takes responsibility and deals with his behavior and actions. So that he can then develop an alternative behavior to violence. “
The people who have been directed and take at least six hours of advice. If one of the threats refuses, the police will take him to the counseling session. According to Martin Rachlinger, this has not yet been the case.