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The Intimate Partner Violence Center for Innovation & Research (IPV-CIR)

Welcome to the Intimate Partner Violence Center for Innovation & Research (IPV-CIR). The goal of the IPV-CIR is to develop, disseminate, implement, and evaluate innovative, high-quality, Veteran-centered, trauma-informed, and recovery-oriented practices for intimate partner violence (IPV) detection, prevention, and treatment.

About Us

The Intimate Partner Violence Center for Innovation and Research (IPV-CIR) is an IPV Assistance Program (IPVAP) Innovation Hub, established in November 2020, in response to a Request for Application (RFA) put forth by the National Care Management and Social Work Program Office. The IPV-CIR is located in and supported by the Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center, a Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN), at VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

The IPV-CIR is comprised of three Cores:

  1. Innovation and Implementation Core: focused on developing innovative IPV practices for Veterans and strengthening current programming through program development and implementation; evaluation; and provision of training, consultation, and external facilitation to support large-scale implementation of best practices for IPV.
  2. Research Core: focused on informing IPV practice and policy by conducting translational research and determining factors for successful implementation of IPV innovations. The IPV-CIR is the first of its kind at any VA Medical Center.
  3. Evaluation Core: focused on developing and executing a highly partnered, systematic, multi-phase program evaluation of the VA National IPV Assistance Program.

Team Members