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Domestic Violence Integrated Response Project (DVIRP) 

Location: UK » East Midlands » LE

The funding for DVIRP is running out in July 2011 and due to cuts to council funding and charities grants from the government, DVIRP may have to close its sexual and domestic violence specialist advice unit. Furthermore, DVIRP may have to cut down on helpline hours and volunteer training.

DVIRP is crucial to domestic violence response in Leicester, providing a hub for referrals to other services, as well as a safe way for victims of DV to consider there options through discussions with the helpline staff. The service is frequently used by the police and social services to make sure that victims get more than just legal/procedural support. If it has to cut back, it will be a serious loss to Leicester and will mean less support for vulnerable men, women and children in Leicester today.

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