Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP)
We are the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP). A multi-award winning charity which has been keeping women, young people and children safe for 25 years.
We build safer and happier communities by delivering specialist programmes to help perpetrators stop being abusive, support the recovery of victims and help young people and children be safe in their homes.
Today, we are the UK’s largest provider of domestic abuse prevention programmes and the first organisation in London developing and delivering a range of specialist services to all members of families affected by domestic abuse. Every year we help over 1800 adults, young people and children.
We provide the following range of specialist services:
- Accredited domestic abuse prevention programmes to challenge and support perpetrators to stop their abusive and violent behaviours;
- Support services for (ex)partners of perpetrators on the programme to help them recover from domestic abuse and empower them to re-take control of their lives;
- Al-aman, London’s only language and culture specific service for Arabic speaking communities;
- A service for young people using abuse in their close relationships, including against a parent or carer;
- A support service for parents/partners affected by young people’s abuse;
- A therapeutic service for children to help them recover from the effects of domestic abuse;
- Men & Masculinities Programme, the UK’s first combined domestic abuse and substance misuse treatment programme with an integrated support service for victims;
- Expert risk assessments for private and public law cases;
- The Drive Project in West Sussex, a pilot project with perpetrators assessed as being a high risk;
- Co-location of DVIP specialist practitioners in local authority Children’s Services teams to provide expert consultancy and advice in cases involving domestic violence
- Multi-agency domestic abuse training and consultancy.
DVIP’s role within the Consortium
Ending Harmful Practices – Delivery Partner
Our Al-aman Women’s Support Service offers language and culture specific support to women from Arabic speaking communities who have experienced or are at risk of harmful practices (Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Forced Marriage (FM) and Honour-Based Violence (HBV)). It is a free woman-centred support service run by female Arabic speakers in a safe and confidential environment. We offer:
- Safety planning
- Emotional support
- Face-to-face and telephone support sessions
- Support groups
- Advocacy support.
We also work with Mosques, cultural centres, community, voluntary and statutory organisations to raise their awareness of harmful practices and highlight the needs of Arabic speaking communities.