National Network of Domestic Violence Centres
Priority was given to setting up crisis centres in the districts where there was no support for victims. Coverage of the whole country was achieved on January 2009. The main goal is to provide the whole of the national territory with specialized and qualified responses for victims of domestic violence. These centres provide a multidimensional assistance, including legal, psychological and social support. They are an integrated community response that involves public and private entities, so that local resources are fully used and invested in improving the support to victims of domestic violence.
Aims and objectives
To provide an integrated response to cases of domestic violence and to improve existing resources (complementary to shelters’s work).
Results and impact
Qualitative assessment - victims of domestic violence recognized as very positive the support they received through this action.
National network, coordinated by CIG, which integrates differente organisms of the health, investigation, education and security forces.
Nuts code: PT1