Police Scotland are stepping up efforts to help victims of domestic abuse in the north-east.
Operation Gains, which also ran over the festive period, relaunches today and aims to provide immediate support to those who are most vulnerable.
It will signpost victims, and in some cases perpetrators, of domestic abuse to assistance from groups such as Aberdeen Cyrenians and Advocacy Service Aberdeen who can help with issues like housing and substance misuse.
With funding from the Aberdeen City and Alcohol and Drugs Partnership, the groundbreaking initiative will run until Friday, March 4.
Detective Sergeant Drew Sharp said: “Domestic abuse takes many forms including physical, sexual, mental and financial abuse.
“It is complex and can affect anyone. By its very nature, it often occurs behind closed doors.
“Our officers are trained to recognise the signs of domestic abuse and to work with partners to ensure victims receive the support and protection they deserve.”
Fiona Whitehouse from Aberdeen Cyrenians said the charity had already experienced success in giving people support following incidents of both domestic and substance abuse.
She added: “We have already seen higher levels of engagement from those who have experienced domestic abuse and are confident this will continue for the duration of the operation.”
Anyone with concerns about domestic abuse can speak to an officer or call Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency.