Against Violence & Abuse
AVA is a national second tier service working to end all forms of violence against women and girls. Their key aims are:
- To challenge, enable, encourage and support all agencies and communities to contribute to achieving our vision of a world free from violence against women and girls.
- To offer a range of high quality and expert services to facilitate specialist and generic agencies to contribute towards our vision.
- To identify and fill gaps in the field, find innovative solutions to current and emerging situations and inspire an effective strategic approach to reducing and preventing violence against women and girls.
AVA achieves these aims through the provision of training, consultancy support, good practice guidance, research, evaluation and networking opportunities for professionals across multiple sectors. Although they cover a huge range of topics, they have particular expertise in the intersection of drugs and alcohol and/or mental health with domestic and sexual violence, strategic development, prevention work, Domestic Homicide Reviews and the use of digital technology to both abuse and protect survivors.
AVA’s role within the consortium
AVA is part of the ‘Support services to organisations’ project and will be providing:
- 1-2-1 sessions
- Accredited training
- Expert training
- Contributions to the website and newsletter
- Web based events
- Policy consultations
- Good practice briefings
and www.ccrm.org.uk run on behalf of the Home Office (Europe’s largest domestic violence database)