Domestic Violence Home Visit Intervention (DVHVI)
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. This program has been rated by the CEBC in the following Topic Areas:
About This Program
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
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.
The program representative did not provide information about the program’s goals.
- Colleen Vadala
- Agency/Affiliation: National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
- Department: Yale Child Study Center
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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