YUVA – Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP)

YUVA are pleased to announce that The Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) has a new service in Surrey – the YUVA (Youth Using Violence and Abuse) Service.

The YUVA service at DVIP, a division of Richmond Fellowship, incorporates a whole family model to address young people who use abuse or aggression toward family members or intimate partners. The primary aim is to increase the safety of families and support young people to maintain positive relationships. The service consists of two separate but integrated services:

The young person programme, which works directly with young people who are using violence/abuse toward their family or intimate partner.

A support service consisting of a combination of 1:1 sessions for siblings and/or intimate partners, and a structured parents group

Who is the service for?

•  Young people between 11 and 18 years old and up to 25 where young people have additional needs

•  Parents/carers, siblings, or intimate partners affected by young people’s violence/abuse

Where does the work take place?

Sessions take place face to face in school or community centres, but can also take place remotely as needed.

Who can refer?

YUVA accept referrals from all professionals and families. Following referral, we will carry out a suitability assessment with the young person to assess their motivation to engage with the programme, as well as assess any family members or partners involved. After that, a total of 10 face-to-face sessions is offered. A consent form needs to be signed by the parent/carer before work can start with young people.

Referral can be made through our online portal or by emailing: dvip.yuva@richmondfellowship.org.uk

The YUVA team is happy to come speak about our service and answer any questions you might have.

Richmond Fellowship | Mental Health Charity Making Recovery Reality

Surrey Against Domestic Abuse – Healthy Surrey

Louise Gibbins

Project Officer (Community Safety)

Surrey County Council

Mobile number: 07580860841

Landline: 02085417359

Surrey County Council, Community Safety Team,