Violence Intervention Partnership

What Is the Violence Intervention Partnership?

Since 1998, Cumberland County Government’s Violence Intervention Partnership (VIP) has coordinated our community response to domestic violence.


Project partners are:

  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Health and Human Services Elder Protective Services
  • District Attorney's Office
  • District II Police Chiefs
  • Through These Doors
  • Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
  • Maine Pretrial Services
  • Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine
  • Sheriff's Office and Jail
  • Immigrant Resource Center of Maine

Advisory Council

The work of the Violence Intervention Partnership is guided by a project advisory council, including our project partners as well as representatives from:

  • Bail commissioners
  • Batterer's intervention programs
  • Catholic Charities Maine
  • Communities of faith
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Law enforcement
  • Local universities
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Pine Tree Legal Assistance
  • The judiciary
  • United States Attorney's Office


Our goals are to:

  1. Keep domestic violence victims safe in the community
  2. Hold the offenders accountable
  3. Change how our community thinks about domestic violence

New Programs

We are promoting advocacy and outreach to victims of trafficking and commercial sex exploitation. Download and print off posters to help with this goal.

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