Domestic Violence Intervention Project
The Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) is dedicated to promoting safe and healthy relationships through community coordination.
All residents of Alexandria are affected by domestic violence. Because domestic violence occurs in all areas of our community, there is a need for a coordinated community response. DVIP addresses arrest, prosecution, victim advocacy, treatment, education, and training.
The goals of DVIP are to coordinate and monitor the response of the legal system and the community to family violence incidents in Alexandria, Virginia. Specifically, our goals are:
to ensure that victims are provided with effective protection and services
to see that assailants are held accountable for illegal behavior; and
to increase community awareness of family violence
Participating Agencies (not inclusive)
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS)
Alexandria INOVA Hospital
Court Services Unit
Department of Community & Human Services
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney
Office of Housing
Office of the Magistrate
Office of Probation and Parole
Office of Sheriff
- Private Citizens
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN)
Substance Abuse Services
Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)
Your participation is needed! If you would like to attend our monthly DVIP meeting, or have a suggestion to improve the coordinating council and Alexandria's response to domestic violence, please contact 703.746.4911 for meeting times and information.