IDVA Service

IDVA stands for Independent Domestic Violence Advisor and it is a service LWA provides in Rutland.

IDVA is a community-based support service which offers short-term intervention with those people who are assessed as being at high risk from domestic abuse.  The service is similar to Outreach but provides the initial support that will increases safety, such as safety planning and civil or criminal proceedings.

In addition, an IDVA may represent their clients at a MARAC - Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference - during which key professionals come togther to agree how they can offer better support to people at high risk from domestic abuse.

For most clients working with the IDVA service they will be offered on-going Outreach once the IDVA has completed their support.