Women Helping Women and the bi3 team came together with local leaders to announce the expansion of the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT), funded by a $1.5 million bi3 grant. Local leaders, including Mayor Aftab Pureval, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus, were in attendance to show their support.
DVERT is a trauma-focused crisis response team that provides an on-call, on-scene response to domestic violence survivors to deter gender-based violence and to prevent children from growing up in violent homes. In addition the expansion of DVERT, the bi3 grant will also help Women Helping Women scale school-based prevention programming in Cincinnati Public Schools and expand organizational capacity and technology.
- Cincinnati Enquirer: “Domestic violence prevention program to expand countywide”
- Fox 19: “Cincinnati organization announces expansion of DVERT program”
- WCPO: “Amid spike in domestic violence, police-advocate partnership is expanding in Hamilton County”
- WVXU: “A domestic violence program could be in every Hamilton County jurisdiction by the end of 2022”