Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

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

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Announcements

The County-Wide Domestic Violence Coordinator position has been opened for applications.  Apply by March 31.

April 4 is TEAL OUT DAY!  Wear teal to show your commitment to ending sexual violence!  Send photos to angela.acosta@fairfaxcounty.gov or text them to 571-363-7846.  Please wear your teal to the 8:30 am reception and 9:30 am proclamation at the Government Center!

The DV Network will next meet on April 18, 10 am - noon in conference room 4/5 of the Fairfax County Government Center.

The DVPPCC will meet on April 20, 7:30 - 9:00 am in the Massey Building A level conference room.

TRAINING & EVENTS

March 28, 2017, 8:30 am-4:00pm, Trauma & Resilience training by Loudoun County Department of Family Services.  At the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in Ashburn.  See the flyer .

March 28, 2017 Shelter House Changing Lives Annual Benefit Breakfast, 7:30 - 9 am at the Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. E, Vienna VA.

March 29, 2017, 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, sponsored by Fairfax County Faith Communities in Action.  At King of Kings Lutheran Church, 4025 Kings Way in Fairfax.  Information and registration here.

March 30, 2017 HomeAid Northern Virginia Annual Housing Forum, 8 am - noon followed by a networking lunch, 3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 150, Fairfax.

April 2, 2017, 4:30-7:00 pm. 
Fairfax County Police Department Victim Services Section 5th Annual 5k & Candlelight Vigil for 2017 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week at Fairfax Corner Shopping Center.   See the flyer and register here.

April 4, 2017: TEAL OUT DAY!  Wear teal to show your commitment to ending sexual violence!  Send photos to angela.acosta@fairfaxcounty.gov or text them to 571-363-7846.

April 4, 2017: Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.  Reception 8:30-9:30 am in the conference center reception area at the Fairfax County Government Center followed by the proclamation at the Board of Supervisors meeting at 9:30 in the Board Auditorium.

April 18, DV Network Meeting, 10 am - noon in conference room 4/5 of the Fairfax County Government Center.

April 20, DVPPCC Meeting, 7:30 - 9:00 am in the Massey Building A level conference room.

April 22, 2017, The Women’s Center Annual Leadership Conference7:30 am – 4:30 pm at the McLean Hilton.

April 26-27, 2017, Linking Public Health & Activism to Prevent Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence.  Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance conference at the Doubletree Hilton in Richmond. Registration $135 for Alliance members/$165 nonmembers. Information and registration here.

April 29, 2017, 10:30 am-noon: Stop the Silence, Walk to End Sexual Violence, Fairfax County Government Center Grounds.  Family fun event hosted by Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (OFWDSVS). The first 100 to register get free t-shirts!  For more information, please contact Angela Acosta at angela.acosta@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-9484.

June 3, 2017,  Just Ask Walk Against Human Trafficking, Fairfax County Government Center.  More information to come.

RESOURCES

‘The Wild Truth’ by Carine McCandless. An article about the book can be found on NPR.

TED Talk: A Call to Men by Tony Porter

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