Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

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

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DV Community Updates


The DV Community Annual Meeting will be held on October 28, 2016 from 8am-12pm. This is an opportunity for the entire DV Community to celebrate our hard work over the past year and plan for our future efforts. Invite your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to join in the celebration…the event is OPEN TO ALL!


You only have ONE WEEK LEFT to nominate someone for our Annual Awards!

Check out PBS NewsHour’s two part series on forced marriage (featuring Tahirih Justice Center) in the U.S. here!  

The Fairfax County Trauma-Informed Community Network (TICN) has released a webinar on Understanding Trauma for all to access!This 30 minute webinar is perfect for non-clinical staff who work directly with children and youth. Please share far and wide!

Shelter House is starting their annual Purple Purse Campaign on September 28th! This campaign highlights the impact of financial abuse on victims of domestic violence.  Please share the campaign on your social media!  


HUD announces new protections for victims of harassment and survivors of domestic violence

New White House guidance on responding to sexual assault in K-12 schools.  

Infographic on CDC’s Sexual Minority Youth Data


Break the Cycle is hiring a Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator and Legal Services Manager!    


September 26, 2016: BWJP is hosting a webinar entitled Caregivers, Military Veterans, and Intimate Partner Violence from 2-3pm.

September 27, 2016: The Alliance for Hope International is hosting a webinar on Collaborating with Respect for Information Sharing Norms from 1-2:30pm. 

September 29, 2016: Faith Communities in Action’s Domestic Violence Prevention Committee is hosting their annual Domestic Violence Response Workshop for Clergy and Faith Leaders.  The training will be held from 8am-1pm at Calvary Hill Baptist Church. Register today.   Share the flyer with your house of worship!

October 1, 2016: Tickets are available for Legal Services of Northern Virginia’s Annual Gala: The Fall Ball!

October 2, 2016: Bethany House’s 2nd Annual Race Against Domestic Violence - REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  

October 4, 2016: The Alliance for Hope International is hosting a webinar entitled the Development and Operation of a Strangulation MDT from 1-2:30pm. 

October 5, 2016: API DVRP is hosting a reading and book signing by Shelter author Jung Yun at Busboys and Poets (1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC) from 6-8pm. 

October 6, 2016: The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit is hosting a webinar on Advanced Full Faith and Credit from 2-3:30pm. 

October 7, 2016: Shelter House’s Annual Golf Tournament will start at noon!

October 8, 2016: The Women’s Center Annual Gala will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner at 6:30pm.  Tickets here.

October 9, 2016: JCADA’s Annual 5K will start at 8:30am in Rockville, MD!  Register here!

October 11-12, 2016: The Faith Trust Institute is hosting a conference on Teaching Healthy Boundaries 101 & 201 in Atlanta, GA. 

October 12, 2016: National Health Cares about Domestic Violence day!

October 12, 2016: BWJP is hosting a webinar entitled Building LGBTQ Responses within the Austin, TX Police Department from 3-4:30pm.   

October 13, 2016: The Alliance for Hope International is hosting a webinar entitled Negotiating with Allies within a Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration from 1-2:30pm. 

October 14, 2016: A Call to Men is hosting a day-long training on Engaging Men of Faith in Domestic Violence Prevention in Charlotte, NC. 

October 14, 2016: Save the date for the DVAC Open House at the South County Center, Suite 507, from 10am-12pm!

October 15, 2016: FCPD VSS is hosting their 10th Annual K9 Krawl 5K starting at 8:30am at the Government Center.  Register hereShare the flyer around town!

October 15, 2016:  Time to Fly Foundation’s 15th Anniversary Celebration will be held from 7-10pm at the McLean Community Center!  Visit http://www.timetofly.org for more information on the event and the Purple Challenge. 

October 15, 2016: FAITH’s Fundraising Event will be held at Cherry Blossom Banquet Hall - 46110 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, VA from 6-11pm. 

October 17-18, 2016: The Virginia Equity and Diversity Conference 2016 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Fairfax.  

October 18, 2016: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation at their 9:30am meeting.  OFWDSVS will host a reception at 8:30am in the Conference Center Reception Area of the Government Center. 

October 18, 2016: The Vera Institute is hosting a webinar on Serving Survivors Through Co-Advocacy from 2-3:30pm. 

October 18, 2016: BWJP is hosting a webinar entitled Responding to Rape Denial: A Talk with Jody Raphael, author of Rape is Rape from 3-4:30pm. 

October 20, 2016: Purple Out Fairfax!  Don’t forget to use #FairfaxCounty #DVAM2016!

October 20, 2016: Loudoun County’s LAWS is hosting a brown bag lunch from 12-2pm on the barriers victims of different cultures face.  The event will be at the Rust Library (380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176).  Register by October 18th to Lisa Heinrich: lisa.heinrich@lcsj.org or 703-771-4265 x31.

October 22, 2016: Equality Virginia is hosting the 3rd Annual Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit (TIES) at VCU from 9am-5pm. 

October 26, 2016: OFWDSVS’ training for health care providers at Inova Health System from 1-2:30pm. 

October 26, 2016: OFWDSVS’ How your Relationship Affects your Health Resource Fair @ Inova Women’s Hospital!

October 28, 2016: The DV Community Annual Meeting will be held from 8am-12pm at the Government Center Board Auditorium.  Free breakfast at 8am in Forum!       

November 1, 2016: The Vera Institute is hosting a webinar entitled Family Law Survival Kit: Tipping the scales in favor of domestic violence survivors who have mental health concerns from 2-3:30pm. 

November 5, 2016: HomeAid Northern Virginia’s 15th Annual Gala and Auction will be held at the Westfield Marriot Hotel, starting at 6:30pm.

November 7, 2016: Save the date for The Women’s Center Family Abuse training!

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