Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) Service
The Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service that offers support, information, practical and emotional support for all those affected by sexual violence experienced in the past or present. The aim of the service is to help you cope with the after impact of sexual violence, whether reported to the police or not.
We are independent from the Police, but our service includes supporting you
through the criminal justice process should you chose to report.
For those that are considering reporting we know that the idea of talking to the police about what happened to you or giving evidence in court can be frightening and overwhelming, but we also know that survivors of sexual violence want and deserve justice. Our ISVA service is here to support you if you choose to report to the police and seek justice. The ISVA will be specially trained to provide this support and will stay with you throughout your journey through the criminal justice system and beyond.
ISVAs are independent – this means we can offer impartial advice and information from a variety of sources. We are here for you, to help you make well-informed decisions relating to your support your decisions.
Support can be offered over the phone, face to face, by email or text once you can discuss this once you have met the ISVA who will support you.