Support through the criminal justice system

The IDVA’s role is to support victims of domestic violence through the criminal justice system from the point at which an arrest has been made up until the court proceedings have ended. The IDVA will keep victims updated about court dates, and court and bail application outcomes, and offer general support. She will also undertake pre-court visits with witnesses so that they have some understanding of what will happen when they attend court and will accompany people to court and support them on the day.

The IDVA can also provide information and advice on the civil processes (Non-Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders, and Child Contact etc) and put people in touch with a solicitor to progress these.


How to contact us

If you would like to speak to the Independent Domestic Violence Advisor, please call 01422 323 339 or email us at

The Independent Domestic Violence Advisor is part of Calderdale Staying Safe