DViP run services for men and women who have been violent or abusive towards partners, and a support service for the partners. They also deliver therapy services for parents and children affected by domestic violence.
DViP work with people across London, from all walks of life. With over 20 years of experience, they aim to help people end the cycle of domestic abuse, for good.
The Domestic Violence Intervention Project have helped thousands of men learn to change their behavior and have safer, healthier relationships.
The violence prevention service is for any man who wants to end his abusive behavior towards his partner or ex-partner. Men of any age, background, race and religion are welcome.
The programme is approximately 26 sessions. These are in the evenings on a weekly basis usually 6.30pm- 9pm
One-to-one interventions can be offered for women using violence against partners.
To join the programme:
Please phone for an interview. If your family is involved with Social Services or the Family Court, the referral needs to come from your case worker. They’ll have one or two meetings with you, to discuss the changes you want to make. Appointments are usually in office hours.
Fees are on a sliding scale, based on your income – ask for more information. If Social Services or CAFCASS have referred you to the programme, they cover the cost and there is no charge to you. Some boroughs have a funded contract with DVIP so check when you call whether your costs are covered in your borough of residence.
The support service is free of charge if your partner or ex-partner is assessed for the violence prevention programme.
You may want to talk about what has been happening, or get practical help making plans for you and your children. You can phone, see them in person, or join a weekly support group with other women who have experienced domestic violence: it’s entirely up to you. You’ll always work with female staff, and nothing will be fed back to your partner / ex-partner.
There is also a male victims’ worker for men affected by domestic violence or abuse.
For more information on these services please click here , phone, write, or e-mail.
Devonshire House, 164-168 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7RW
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How to apply:
You can self-refer, or be referred through Social Services