Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

Information for Domestic Violence Service Providers in Fairfax County, Virginia

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Announcements

Upcoming Meetings

  • The DV Network will next meet on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 10-12 at the Massey Building A level conference room.
  • The DVPPCC (Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy, and Coordinating Council) will next meet on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 7:30am to 9:30am at the Massey A Level Conference Room.

Announcements

Shelter House Inc. is hiring a Director of Domestic Violence Services.  Check out their website for more information.

Doorways (Arlington) is hiring a Safehouse Client Services Counselor.  Check out their website for more information.

Polaris Project is hiring a clinical social worker.  Check out their website for more information.

One more week to submit input!  Fairfax County Public Schools is making family life education (FLE) objectives, media, and instructional materials available for community review from May 21st through June 19th.

  • Check out their proposed changes—including proposed increase of content regarding family violence, interpersonal violence, and sexual violencehere.
  • Reviewer comments (POSITIVE TOO!) may be emailed to FLEcomments@fcps.edu.  All comments are shared with School Board members at the conclusion of the community review process.

Don’t forget to take the Fairfax County 2015 Human Services Needs Assessment!   Your input is needed to help county leaders identify human service needs and potential solutions in our communities.

Input Requested from Fairfax County Commission for Women Youth Advisory Group:  The county’s Commission for Women has a new Teen Advisory Group who has developed an online survey to ascertain youth knowledge about the Commission.  Please have any young person you know take the very brief survey:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fairfaxcommissionforwomen

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Events: Save the Date! The DV Community Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1st from 8am – 12pm in the Fairfax County Government Center Board Auditorium.  Please contact Sandy Bromley if you would like to help with organizing the meeting!  Please send all DVAM events to sandybromley@fairfaxcounty.gov as early as possible.

License Plate Opportunity:  Don’t forget that Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles offers an easy opportunity for you and your friends and family members to support the prevention of domestic and sexual violence.  For more information, visit the Peace Begins at Home page or go straight to the DMV: https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicles/#splates/info.asp?idnm=PBH for information on obtaining your license plate.

Trainings and Events

June 16-17, 2015: The Action Alliance is hosting their Biennial Retreat entitled Thrive-Revive-Balance: Strengthening Our Foundation for Advocacy & Compassion.  Click on the link above for more information and to register.

June 16-17, 2015: EMERGE is hosting a Domestic Violence Danger Assessment and Risk Management conference in New Orleans, LA.  Click on the link above for more information and to register. 

June 17 – 19, 2015: Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice Services is hosting Confronting Domestic Violence: Strengthening Investigation and Prosecution in Portsmouth, VA.  Click on the link above for more information and to register.

July 21, 2015: The Victims’ Rights Law Center is hosting a webinar entitled Legal Representation for Campus Sexual Assault Victims from 1:30 – 3:00pm.  Click on the link above for more information and to register.

August 23-26, 2015:  The International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Across the Lifespan will be held in San Diego, CA.  More information coming soon.