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. sexual abuse, human trafficking and stalking. VIP partners and advisory members work together to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable

Project Partners

  • Cumberland County Government
  • Department of Corrections
  • District Attorney’s Office
  • District II Police Chiefs
  • Maine Pretrial Services
  • Portland Police Department
  • Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine
  • Sheriff’s Office and Jail
  • Through These Doors

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
  • Domestic violence intervention programs
  • Elder violence intervention programs
  • Immigrant Resource Center of Maine
  • Law enforcement
  • Local universities
  • Medical Providers
  • New England Arab American Organization
  • Pine Tree Legal Assistance
  • Preble Street Anti-trafficking Services
  • The judiciary
  • United States Attorney’s Office
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project

Primary Goals

  • Keep domestic violence victims safe in the community
  • Hold the offenders accountable
  • Change how our community thinks about domestic violence