EVA currently provides a full ISVA service to Redcar and Cleveland.
This is the only ISVA provision in the area as the Local Authority do not currently commission an ISVA service.
EVA’s ISVA service is currently funded by the Home Office and was match funded by Northern Rock Foundation until August 2015. Cleveland PCC match-funded the remainder of the financial year from September 2015 until March 2016.
The Home Office has confirmed funding for 2016-17 with a similar match funding arrangement. EVA’s ISVA service provides vital support and advocacy to those who have been victims of rape and serious sexual assault.
The main referral route for victims is via the SARC. EVA will work closely with the SARC to ensure victims are able to cope and recover from the impact of crimes.