What makes us different
We are ambitious in our goals and the way in which we help those affected by domestic abuse. To tackle the root cause of domestic abuse we work directly with individuals who are being abusive. We make it our mission and our focus to identify the complexities behind violent, coercive and controlling behaviour to end the cycle of domestic abuse and reduce repeat victimisation.
Too often the value of a perpetrator led approach is overlooked in favour of victim services due to the lack of evidence and lack of funding. Our decades of experience working with perpetrators, and subsequent results, has reinforced the belief that people can change. We have access to, and intelligence on, perpetrators outside of criminal justice that no other agencies have, enabling us to measure success rates as well being the first to intervene to ensure victim safety.
We know that responding to domestic abuse is a challenge across all frontline services and we can’t do this alone. We work with a range of stakeholders across the voluntary and statutory sector to deliver what we know works. We are fortunate to have excellent partnerships with those sharing our passion to make a difference, no matter how hard it seems.
We strongly believe the current criminal justice response to offenders needs reviewing. If we are to address the vulnerabilities associated with offending , and ultimately reduce offence rates, it requires a significant shake up. To that end we are not afraid to test new approaches evident in our innovative criminal justice interventions and the programmes we offer young adult offenders to consider their choices. We are currently exploring a trauma informed response to working with females in the criminal justice system.
ISVA team support another successful conviction-Isle of Wight County Press-20th August 2021
A RYDE man who told police he was a virgin, but subjected a girl to rapes and other sexual crimes in the early 1990s, has been jailed for a decade. Steven Roy Reddin, of Arundel Close, appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court today (Friday). At a previous hearing on May 24, the 58-year-old admitted […]
ISVA team support Hampshire Constabulary with successful conviction-11th August 2021
A 50 year-old man from Southampton has been sentenced to nine years in prison after he raped a seventeen year-old girl in Ventnor in 2019. On 9 February 2019 the victim, who is from the Isle of Wight, was socialising with friends in Ventnor. Liam Morrow of Hartington Road in Southampton spoke to them and […]
Royal Television Society – Charlene Chika Osuagwu’s TV Diary- 17 June 2021
Charlene Chika Osuagwu reflects on the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death – and experiences what it’s like to make a film that changes people’s lives. After eight months working across two productions for Zinc Media, it is officially my last day here. During my time at the company, I have produced Brook Lapping’s Ian Wright: […]
Basingstoke Gazette – Hampton Trust says Marc Long’s victim ‘let down’ by justice system – 14 June 2021
A DOMESTIC abuse charity has criticised the sentence given to a man who kept his partner prisoner in her own home and beat her for 10 hours. On Monday, Marc Long jailed for three years for assaulting his then-girlfriend and preventing her from escaping the violence that she had to endure. Now, The Hampton Trust, which […]