Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

Information for Domestic Violence Professionals and Volunteers in Fairfax County, Virginia

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Announcements

The DVPPCC has launched its Make the Call campaign to encourage use of the County 24-hour domestic and sexual violence hotline.  Read more about the campaign here.

The DV Network will next meet on September 19, 10am - noon in room 120-C of the Government Center.

DV Annual Meeting: More info coming soon.  Want to serve on the planning committee?  Email the County-Wide DV Coordinator nicole.acosta@fairfaxcounty.gov .

OPPORTUNITIES

Job Opportunity: Fairfax County OFWDSVS is hiring Prevention and Education Coordinator.  Applications close Friday, August 18.

Job Opportunity: Northern Virginia Community College is hiring Sexual Assault Services (SAS) Coordinator.  For information or to apply email cokirkland@nvcc.edu.  Applications must include resume and three professional references.

Job Opportunities: Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) is hiring:

       Bilingual Domestic Violence Counselor

       Shelter Victim Advocate

       Night Shelter Coordinator

       Hotline Program Manager (temporary)

Volunteer Opportunities:  Fairfax County OFWDSVS is currently accepting volunteer applications for fall 2017 training classes until August 18, 2017.  Apply here.

Services:  The Fairfax County Department of Family Services Parenting Education Programs is enrolling families for fall parenting classes.  Registration here.

TRAINING & EVENTS

August 19, 2017:  Women of Faith, Women of Action – An Interfaith Women’s Forum, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, Info Here.

August  24, 2017: Webinar – Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence  (Action Alliance) Register Here. 

August 29, 2017:  Training - Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships To Respond to Sexual Assault (OVCTTAC) Register Here.

August 31, 2017:  Training – Ethical Considerations and Domestic Violence (The Women’s Center CEU Accredited Professional Accreditation Program with Susan Folwell, DC Office).  For more info or RSVP email Ashley Hill.       

September 7, 2017:  Workshop – Strategies for Strategies for Fostering Healthy Self-Esteem and Resilience in Children, SCAN of Northern Virginia, RSVP Here.

October 31, 2017: Identification, Investigation and Prosecution of Strangulation Cases with national expert Gael Strack.  9am - 4pm in Ashburn.

RESOURCES

Protective Orders and Absentee Voting:  Effective July 1, the General Assembly added having a protective order to the list of reasons a voter is eligible to vote absentee. 

DCJS SART Code Mandate Final Report:  The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) released the following report, Cultivating SART Efficacy: Insights on the Impact of the Virginia Sexual Assault Response Team Mandate

The Fairfax County Trauma-Informed Community Network, an initiative of the Partnership for a Health Fairfax, meets bimonthly and offers training and information resources.  More information is available here. 

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