In 2004, the NMUME (Women and minors nucleus) project at the National Republican Guard (GNR) was started. This project was recently revised and it is now known as the IAVE (Investigation and support to specific victims) project. Numbers from December 2009 indicate that there are 22 Nucleus (NIAVE) and 210 Investigation Teams in charge of preventing violence, providing support to victims and investigating cases when they arise. The nucleus exists generally at a district level and the teams at a local level (within the police stations). There is a third level, the Department of Criminal Investigation of the GNR, which is responsible for the specific trainings in this area.
Source of Information
Update to the Reponse of the Government of Portugal 2010