Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program (DVVAP)
Well-‐trained and supervised volunteer advocates follow up with referred clients to help them tell their story, assess their risk, develop a safety plan for themselves and their families, and connect with appropriate community resources. Confidentiality and safety are top priorities.
Court Support Program (CSP)
Volunteer court advocates answer clients’ questions about court procedures and personnel, decipher unfamiliar and intimidating activities and protocols, and offer confidential, non-‐judgmental, support, validation, and encouragement.
Emerson Hospital Program (EHP)
Volunteer advocates work with Emerson Hospital patients who have been identified by hospital staff as in need of DVSN’s services. Strict protocols are in place to insure privacy and confidentiality.
Community Dinners Program (CDP)
Volunteer advocates are available to answer diners’ questions, provide materials, and offer private, confidential conversations as requested.
Central Middlesex Assessment for Safety Team (CMAST)
Broad representation from Concord Court (probation, parole, Victim Witness Advocate, ADAs), 8 police depts., HAFB, Middlesex DA, Middlesex Sheriff, House of Correction, and DVSN collaborate in a formal process of communication to identify victims at the greatest risk of lethality and to monitor offenders who pose a threat to them.
Central Middlesex Alliance for Resilience Training (CMART)
A menu of professional skill-‐building consultations that help DVSN clients learn to help themselves and regain their power by learning to trust their own ability to make decisions that positively affect their lives and the lives of their children. Services include: financial planning, career coaching, wellness training, self-‐defense, expanded legal assistance, and specialized trauma-‐informed therapy for victims and their children.
Lawyer for A Day Program (LFAD)
One-‐hour pro bono legal consultation to help DVSN clients assess risks and responsibilities in making difficult, complex, and dangerous legal decisions.
RESIST Self-‐Defense Training
A training developed by local police and DVSN designed to meet the needs of DV and sexual assault survivors who are taught to use the least amount of energy for the greatest outcome in order to escape an attack, assault, or abuse.