A Resource for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs)

Working with victims and survivors from the Jehovah's Witnesses Community

LimeCulture has launched a resource for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) as part of the National ISVA Co-ordinator (NISVAC) Service pilot in the United Kingdom.

The NISVAC Service has been working in partnership with advocates from the Jehovah’s Witnesses Community (including former members) to develop a new resource to support ISVAs to better understand the unique barriers Jehovah’s Witnesses may face in engaging with support and to consider how ISVA services can be adapted to support these clients. This resource for ISVAs is – and will continue to be – freely available for use by ISVAs.

This resource:

  • Provides a brief background and summary of the beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses community
  • Highlights specific barriers for members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses community in accessing ISVA support
  • Equips ISVAs with accurate information to inform practice and provides practical suggestions to support ISVA services to become more accessible for the Jehovah’s Witnesses community.