• National Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Initiative

    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.

About the Strategy
Tools & Guides

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. 

A New Approach to Reducing Intimate Partner Violence

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.

News & Updates

Too Scared to Report Sexual Abuse. The Fear: Deportation.

April 2017  |  The New York Times  

"Since the presidential election, there has been a sharp downturn in reports of sexual assault and domestic violence among Latinos throughout the country, and many experts attribute the decline to fears of deportation. Law enforcement officials in several large cities, including Los Angeles, Houston and Denver, say the most dangerous fallout of changes in policy and of harsh statements on immigration is that fewer immigrants are willing to go to the police."

Tags: Intimate Partner Violence Intervention


The National Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Initiative brings together several organizations to ensure that selected sites provide culturally sensitive and linguistically accessible services to all victims and survivors of intimate partner violence. 

Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice

Battered Women's Justice Project

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence

National Institute of Justice

Howard University

Casa de Esperanza