The ISVA service is provided by Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC)
Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) support women, men and children over the age of 5 years who have experienced sexual violence and who are accessing the criminal justice system or want support to access other organisations.
The ISVA is trained to look after your needs, and to ensure that you receive care and understanding. They will help you understand how the criminal justice process works, and will explain things to you, such as what will happen if you report to the police, and the importance of forensic DNA retrieval. An ISVA is there to provide information only, and you are not expected to report any offence to the police.