The International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) was founded in 2001 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. We create and extend support services for women and queer individuals affected by domestic and interpersonal violence. PCVC is a rights-based organization that strongly believes in a survivor-centric approach. Clients drive the process and make all decisions regarding their life with the full and unconditional support of a team of social workers, psychologists and welfare officers.
Over the years, the organization has evolved to provide both emergency support and long-term rehabilitative support and created a comprehensive model that takes women and queer individuals from a survivor to a thriver. Through our crisis intervention services, women and queer individuals have access to immediate information about interfacing with the police, devising safety plans, leaving abusive homes, negotiating with families, legal and medical referrals and specialized services for children.
Our long-term psycho-social and economic services help in creating a network of care by providing residential services for women, queer individuals and children, counselling and emotional support, financial support, education, skill-building and employment opportunities that will lead to economic freedom. We are also building a robust prevention program with our outreach efforts in schools and colleges on healthy and violence-free relationships; sexual harassment prevention and redressal in workspaces and public spaces; institutional and community programs that work on changing the attitudes and mindsets of people regarding gender and violence.
The prime focus at PCVC is to ensure that we employ a gender-just, DV-informed, trauma- informed, rights-based lens to our work and create an enabling environment for clients that will facilitate more equal and just interactions with patriarchal family and societal structures and institutions so we can all live violence-free lives.