Mission and Vision


To advance knowledge about interpersonal violence. IDVSA accomplishes this through research, education, and service in multidisciplinary, strategic partnerships with researchers, educators, practitioners, policy makers, and other members of our community.


Our efforts enhance the quality and relevance of research findings, their application in service provision, and ultimately, their benefit to survivors of interpersonal violence, and those who assist them. That vision is realized in our focus on human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and resiliency in child abuse professionals.