Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) is based within the School for Applied Social Science at Durham Univeristy. CRiVA is dedicated to improving knowledge about interpersonal violence and abuse and to improving professional and societal responses. As such, the Centre has research impact at its core. CRiVA researchers have strong connections with the voluntary sector based around working towards ending violence and abuse in society, and this is a driving force in the work of the Centre.
The Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse was launched in June 2013, and has as its Director Professor Nicole Westmarland, with Professor Clare McGlynn as Deputy Director. We currently have around 300 members, consisting of 80 staff and students from within the university and around 220 members from outside of the university, from local and national organisations and individuals from across the country. Anyone with an interest in violence and abuse research is welcome to join CRiVA and receive regular information about events and publications.
Workplace Domestic Violence Champions Network - Northumbria is supported by Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, who is actively promoting the role of Domestic Violence Champions in worksplaces across the region. to find out more or to register your interest in becoming a champion go to the website.