Independent Domestic Violence Advocate
The LIIS came into existence in May 2010 and replaced the existing interim Independent Domestic Violence Advisor arrangements. LIIS also employs specialist workers (ISVAs) for victims of Sexual Abuse, who are based at the Sexual Abuse Referral Centre in Lincoln; this fact sheet focuses primarily on the role of the independent Domestic Abuse Advisor (IDVA).
The IDVAs provide a specialist service for men and women, aged 18 and over, who are either:
- assessed as high risk of homicide or serious injury due to domestic abuse and violence using the ACPO/CAADA/DASH (2009) Risk Assessment Tool-kit
- referred to MARAC
- assessed as high risk and being dealt with by either the civil and /or criminal justice system