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Purpose Area 1

IHS has awarded 75 projects under DVPI Purpose Area 1 [PDF - 51 KB] to address domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, and coordinated community responses. Funded projects address the following eight broad objectives:

  • Expand crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, behavioral health, and case management services to victims of domestic and sexual violence;
  • Foster coalitions and networks to improve coordination and collaboration among victim service providers, healthcare providers, and other responders;
  • Educate and train service providers on trauma, domestic violence, and sexual assault and its impact on victims;
  • Promote community education for adults and youth on domestic and sexual violence;
  • Improve organizational practices to improve services for individuals seeking services for domestic and sexual violence;
  • Establish coordinated community response policies, protocols, and procedures to enhance domestic and sexual violence intervention and prevention;
  • Integrate culturally appropriate practices and/or faith-based services to facilitate the social and emotional well-being of victims and their children; and
  • Implement trauma informed care interventions to support victims and their children.