Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI)
OCTOBER 29, 2018: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS EVENT - SAVE THE DATE
On October 29, 2018 IHS will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) by promoting efforts to decrease domestic violence in American Indian/Alaska Native communities (AI/AN). For the first time, IHS is partnering with other Federal agencies to highlight their domestic violence program initiatives, resources, and accomplishments, as well as lay a foundation for future inter-agency partnerships.
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The Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) is a congressionally mandated, nationally coordinated grant and federal award program for tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations (UIO), and federal facilities. providing violence prevention and treatment services. The DVPI promotes the development of evidence-based and practice-based models that represent culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to domestic and sexual violence from a community-driven context. The DVPI expands outreach and increases awareness by funding projects that provide victim advocacy, intervention, case coordination, policy development, community response teams, sexual assault examiner programs, and community and school education programs.