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Interpersonal Violence Investigator

In partnership with the University of California Police Department (UCPD), the IVCSD created the Interpersonal Violence Investigator position in November 2018 to work directly with survivors, suspects and witnesses to successfully investigate interpersonal violence-related crimes in Isla Vista such as sexual assault and stalking. This is done in a trauma informed manner that is centered on supporting survivors of such crimes. The creation of this position is aimed to ensure high quality investagtions for these crimes to lead to more successful prosections by the District Attorney.

The investigator will also work with the CSD to provide preventative services against interpersonal violence, including community education and outreach. Working together with CARE and STESA, the Investigator will serve as a crucial guide for survivor and facilitator of difficult processes such as case investigation.

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Detective Kovena Avila

In November 2018, UCPD Detective Kovena Avila was named the first official Interpersonal Violence Investigator. 

Contact Detective Avila, email kovena.avila@police.ucsb.edu

Board Reports on IVI:

2019-2020

2018-2019

2020-2021 Contract Amendment

Contract with UCPD for IVI

In the news: http://dailynexus.com/2018-11-01/csd-finalizes-contract-with-ucpd-for-interpersonal-violence-investigator/

http://dailynexus.com/2018-11-28/det-kovena-avila-named-new-interpersonal-violence-investigator/