Funded by the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women, the National Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Initiative is partnering with three U.S. cities to implement IPVI, a strategy shown to reduce intimate partner homicides, victim injuries, and recidivism rates.
In partnership with the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the National Network for Safe Communities launched the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Initiative (NIPVII) in 2016. With support from OVW, the National Network will select three pilot sites to execute its Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (IPVI), a strategy that significantly reduces intimate partner violence, as demonstrated through its implementation in High Point, North Carolina.
Since implementation began in 2009, intimate partner violence homicides in High Point have plummeted along with victim injuries, recidivism rates, and repeat calls for service. Furthermore, victim response to the intervention has been overwhelmingly positive.
The National Network and OVW will work with law enforcement, victim advocates, social service providers, and community members to adapt the strategy to each of the pilot sites; ensure implementation sustainability; and assess the outcomes of the project.
The Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (IPVI) uses the National Network principles that have informed effective interventions against homicide, gun violence, drug markets, and other critical public safety problems and applies them to intimate partner violence.