Domestic Violence Intervention and Training (DVIT)

DVIT is a one-week course which focuses on effective intervention and investigation of family dysfunctional incidents utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, with emphasis on protection of the victim, de-escalation, and intervention at the earliest stage, thus allowing potential for return of the family to a healthy state. Subjects include multidisciplinary aspects of intervention, dynamics and psychological aspects of domestic violence, legal aspects of domestic violence, an overview of neurobiology of trauma and different interview techniques, effects of domestic violence on children, first responder protocol and response techniques, de-escalation techniques, domestic violence practical exercises, and officer self-care. Individuals authorized to attend are all DoD police officers, investigators and special agents, Family Advocacy FA/VA and Behavioral health personnel, as well as clergy personnel who routinely deal with victims of domestic violence.  This course is taught at both Ft. Leonard Wood, MO as a resident course, as well as a host installation/on-site mobile training team (MTT) course.

Upon completion of one session unit training (OSUT) there is no PME training for the USMC and USAF and limited training for USA. DVIT fills this gap. DVIT provides critical skills to enable military law enforcement personnel in proper intervention and investigation of domestic violence incidents. Failure to properly identify and document criminal offenders substantially increases the "at risk" window for victims. Due to the frequency of military PCS moves, military offenders are capable of offending for many years prior to being discovered. The Army Fatality Review Board has identified the lack of proper law enforcement intervention and response as a significant finding in substantially increasing the risk of death of Soldiers and Family members. DVIT is the only accredited diploma producing course that DOD authorizes for Law Enforcement 1st responders by regulation (AR 608-18). Without this training DOD 1st responders would lose the specialized skill sets that are essential to the process of investigating one of the most sensitive and complicated categories of family crime and could cause additional spouse abuse related deaths (murder & suicide).

Waiver Request

Course Manager:

Ms. Elizabeth Bailey



***All dates listed are subject to change.  Verify dates within ATRRS prior to requesting seats.


FY 23 Class Dates (Resident)

01-23    14 Nov – 18 Nov 2022

02-23    09 Jan – 13 Jan 2023

03-23    06 Mar – 10 Mar 2023

04-23    24 Apr – 28 Apr 2023

05-23    07 Aug – 11 Aug 2023


FY 23 Class Dates (MTT)


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FY 24 Class Dates (Resident)

01-24    04 Dec – 08 Dec 2023

02-24    08 Jan – 12 Jan 2024

03-24    06 May – 10 May 2024

04-24    22 Jul – 26 Jul 2024

05-24    09 Sep – 13 Sep 2024


FY 24 Class Dates (MTT)


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