Standing Together Against Domestic Violence was founded in 1998 to advance the education of voluntary, statutory agencies and public in all aspects of domestic violence. It was founded on the premise that no single agency acting alone can deal effectively with a crime as prevalent, complex, costly and damaging as domestic violence.
Out of this knowledge came the partnership model known as the Coordinated Community Response which has been pioneered by Standing Together Against DV as a local and national level and in Europe ever since.
For more than a decade Standing Together has devised a successful local framework in Hammersmith and Fulham for the prevention of , intervention in and prosecution of domestic violence and got this model adopted as government policy and advises on its implementation across the UK.
Standing Together devised the first Specialist Domestic Violence Court to hear trials in 2002 and the Court became the national model today.