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The Twenty-Tens

2010

Marie Brown awarded MBE for her work with abuse victims

Marie Brown awarded MBE for her work with abuse victims

Western Domestic Violence Partnership Conference

Western Domestic Violence Partnership Conference held in The Mellon Country Hotel outside Omagh.  This conference featured speakers from  the multiple agencies that make up the partnership including NSPCC, PSNI, Women’s Aid and the judiciary

Criminal Justice Support Workers Secure Funding

May – Funding secured for two Criminal Justice Support Workers

Justice Minister David Ford visits Foyle Women’s Aid

Justice Minister David Ford visits Foyle Women’s Aid during his first official visit to Derry, and gets shown the secret garden along with Mayor of Derry Councillor Paul Fleming, Marie Brown and Muire Coyle, Child & Vulnerable Adult Manager

MARAC Introduced

MARAC Introduced.

Avert Becomes a Ltd Company

September – Avert became a Ltd company and employed a Training Co-ordinator in October.

2011

Ashleywood House Closure

Ashleywood House closes as a refuge to refurbishment into a resource centre and independent living accommodation.

‘I’m a Real Man’ campaign launched

Mayor of Derry Councillor Colum Eastwood launches ‘I’m a Real Man’ campaign during Foyle Women’s Aid ‘Women on the Margins’ seminar.  He was joined by Jason Frazer, PBNI, Colin Friel, Avert Training, Mark Durkan, MP, Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan, PSNI Community Safety, Det. Inspector Jonathan Carroll, PSNI Public Protection

Roe Valley Arts Centre Conference

Foyle Women’s Aid held a conference in Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady. Speakers included members of the PSNI and the 24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline

First Chrysalis Programme for Derry

September – Avert delivered the first Chrysalis programme in Derry.