Specialist Domestic Violence Advocate Service (IDVA)
The primary aim of the IDVA service is to reduce the number of Domestic Related Homicides; with a focus on high risk clients, supporting them to plan appropriate safety management strategies. These pro-active responses safeguard the service users and their dependents. Part of the role would involve supporting service users to access and navigate through the criminal justice system.
We would achieve this aim through the direct provision of Legal Assistance, outreach support, ongoing practical and emotional support and in the provision of specific “target hardening” services to secure the homes of beneficiaries enabling them to remain safely in their own home and community.