Yvette was part of the original management committee during the formation of the service in 2002 and then joined the staff team in 2003 as the Project Co-ordinator. She was instrumental in the development of early relationships with partner organisations and also in the design and implementation of our evidence based practice. Yvette is currently Victim Safety Manager for the service and provides IDVA support to adult victims. Yvette is a leading IDVA in the region and ensures that the victim safety team, that she manages, are fully supported to provide a high quality service to our clients. Yvette has studied counselling, psychology, management and teaching and is specifically qualified as an IDVA and an ISVA. She has also recently (2016) completed the gender based violence service managers qualification provided by ‘Safe Lives’.