Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs)

///Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs)

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs)

Our specialist advisors are here to help you pursue justice and find closure through the courts. When you feel overwhelmed by the challenge, they will be your strength. When you are too tired to continue, they will be your energy. When you feel lost in the chaos, they will be your guide. When fear strikes you numb, they will be your voice…

What can you expect from your advisor?

  • Confidential and Independent Service – Not Linked to the Police
  • Female
  • A safe, comfortable and private place to meet
  • Home Visits (if unable to visit us)
  • Full explanation of the Criminal Justice System
  • One to One support & Guidance through the Investigation and Court Process
  • Daily/weekly Telephone Support
  • Attendance as your representative at Interviews & Court Appearances
  • Pre-court visits & introduction to Witness Care Staff
  • Assistance with Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Information and support to help you report a crime to the Police
  • Fast-track referral pathways to supporting agencies
  • Assistance to submit anonymous intelligence to the Police
  • Coping Skills
  • Liaison between you, the police, CPS and barristers etc
  • Signposting and referrals to other specialist agencies
  • A bespoke care plan just for you

Our Advisors have received extensive training and come with many years experience of supporting people at a time of crisis. They are funded by the Government and local partners and cost you nothing. They are here to represent your best interests and make sure you have all the information you need to make informed choices about your case and your future.