Domestic Violence Home Visit Intervention (DVHVI)

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Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Domestic Violence Home Visit Intervention (DVHVI) has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence: Services for Victims and their Children.

Target Population: Families with children from birth to 18 years old living in home that have reported incidents of intimate partner violence (IPV) to police

For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 17

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 17

Brief Description

The DVHVI is a joint project of the Yale Child Study Center and the New Haven Police Department. The project provides enhanced law enforcement, community-based advocacy, and mental health services to families affected by domestic violence, in an effort to increase children’s safety and decrease negative psychological effects of exposure to domestic violence. The project conducts outreach home visits by teams of advocates and patrol officers. At the initial home visit, the team and non-offending parent identify issues affecting family safety. The team provides information related to judicial processes, available community resources, and children’s responses to violence and trauma. Ongoing intervention, including referrals for child-focused clinical treatment, is determined by the unique needs of each family.

Program Goals:

The program representative did not provide information about the program’s goals.

Contact Information

Colleen Vadala
Agency/Affiliation: National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
Department: Yale Child Study Center
Phone: (203) 785-2975
Fax: (203) 785-4608

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: July 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: December 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: January 2008