April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The calendar of SAAM events is available here.
DVPPCC 2014 Annual Report
The Fairfax County Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy, and Coordinating Council (DVPPCC) has released its 2014 Annual Report. The report highlights the significant, coordinated efforts of our council member entities to prevent and respond to domestic violence and stalking over the past year as well as a snapshot of interventions and services provided in Fiscal Year 2014. Download the entire report here.
- The DV Network will next meet on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 10-12 at the Government Center Conference Room 4/5.
- The DVPPCC (Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy, and Coordinating Council) will next meet on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 7:30am to 9:30am at the Massey A Level Conference Room.
The Office on Violence Against Women has several grant opportunities open: http://www.justice.gov/ovw/open-solicitations.
The Virginia Department of Social Services released an RFP for Domestic Violence Prevention and Services Programs. Click on the link above for more information.
LAWS (Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter) is hiring for two positions: Domestic Violence Counselor (30 hours/week) and Night Shelter Coordinator (20 hours/week).
Fairfax County’s Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services is hiring for two positions: (1) Sexual Assault Outreach Coordinator and (2) Children and Youth Outreach Coordinator. Click on the links above for information about how to apply.
The Office on Violence Against Women and US Department of Housing and Urban Development have opened a public comment period for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)/Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project. Click on the link above to learn how to submit comments.
The American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence is accepting applications for The Sharon Corbitt Award, to recognize exceptional service and leadership in improving the legal response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking by a lawyer from any area of practice, including non-profit, private firm, government, corporate counsel, and the judiciary.
The Fathers in Touch Fatherhood program is hosting its first Spanish language class on Wednesday evenings at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church from April 8 to June 24, 2015. Dinner will be served at every session.
To refer a father, please contact Calvin Robertson at 703-324-7144. Fathers can self-refer by contacting Noelia Privado at 703-324-9449.
Trainings and Events
April 6-10, 2015: Northern Virginia Community College’s Sexual Assault Services (NOVA SAS) will host a Red Flag Campaign Week throughout the Annandale Campus.
April 7-9, 2015: The EVAW International Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA. Please visit here for more information and to register.
April 8, 2015: The Ft. Belvoir Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month Proclamation Ceremony will be held from 10:00am-11:00am at the Community Center [10300 Taylor Road Fort Belvoir, VA 22060; off Belvoir Road near Pence Gate, at the traffic circle take the 3rd exit]. Please contact MSGT Tamika Wynn for details.
April 9, 2015: Shelter House is hosting their Annual Benefit Breakfast from 7:30-9:00am at the Westwood Country Club to raise awareness of homelessness and domestic violence. Check out their website for more information.
April 9, 2015: NOVA SAS is hosting a Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event at the Annandale Campus, CF Quad to raise awareness in our community about the serious causes and effects of sexual violence against women. This event asks all participants to walk one mile in women’s high heel shoes. A resource fair will start at 1:00pm and the walk will begin at 4:30pm.
April 11, 2015: The Women’s Center is hosting their annual Leadership Conference from 7:30am -3:30pm. Click on the link above for more information and to register.
April 13-14, 2015: BWJP is hosting a conference on Protection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement in Philadelphia, PA. Click on the link above to register.
April 14, 2015: Northern Virginia Community College’s Sexual Assault Services (NOVA SAS) will lead a roundtable discussion on Jackson Katz’s Violence Against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue at the Arlington Campus, Women’s Center from 2:00 – 3:00pm.
April 14, 2015: Let Hope RAINN, a fundraiser for RAINN, will be held at Hard Times Café. Please present this flyer for 20% of your bill to support the national sexual violence hotline.
April 15, 2015: The Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services is hosting Stop the Silence: Walk to End Sexual Violence. Kick-off is at 11 a.m. on the grounds behind the Fairfax County Government Center (download the flyer). Walk in honor of one of the 264 victims of sexual assault in Fairfax County in 2014. Visit the Resource Fair in the North Atrium of the Government Center to check out the various programs and services offered in the county and surrounding jurisdictions (open until 1 p.m.). Wear the color teal to show your support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (download the flyer). Give-aways generously provided by Sereda Y. Fowlkes of Allstate Insurance company. For more information call 703-324-5730; TTY 703-324-5706.
April 15, 2015: TEAL OUT FAIRFAX! (flyer) Please show your support in ending sexual violence by wearing TEAL on the day of the walk. Send your TEAL OUT photos toSandy.email@example.com or 571-215-2429 so that we can add them to our SAAM Flickr Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/123832335@N07/sets/72157651476160706/! Please also tag photos on Twitter or Facebook with #TEALOUTFAIRFAX.
April 16, 2015: George Mason University’s WAVES (Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services) will host a screening of The Hunting Ground from 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Johnson Center Cinema. Please see the link above for more information.
April 16, 2015: The Northern Virginia Community College’s Student Government Association is hosting a Benefit Concert, where they will premiere NOVA’s “It’s On Us” video. Half of the proceeds of the concert goes to NOVA’s Sexual Assault Services. The concert will be held at the Annandale Campus, Ernest Community Theater from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
April 19, 2015: The Victim Services Section of the Fairfax County Police Department will launch National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with the 3rd Annual 5K Walk and Candlelight Vigil from 4:30-7:00pm at Fairfax Corner. We invite walkers, crime victims, survivors, family members, concerned citizens and all those who would like to participate in honor of all crime victims to the 2015 event.
Participants are encouraged to arrive at 4:30pm to check in and retrieve your t-shirt as well as browse the vendor tables that will be on display at our resource fair. During that time, you will also have the opportunity to listen to the talented jazz Performance of E & Me Contemporary Jazz Band. The attached flyer includes additional information.
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015NCVRW.
April 21, 2015: The 2015 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony will be held from 2:00 – 3:30pm at the National Archive’s William G. McGowan Theater. Click here for more information and to register.
April 21, 2015: Northern Virginia Community College’s Sexual Assault Services (NOVA SAS) will host Take Back the Night to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence and to promote a community that stands up against this violence. The event will be held at the Loudoun Campus, Side entrance of the Waddell Building. The Resource Fair will start at 6:30pm and the Rally & March will start at 7:00pm.
April 21 – 23, 2015: The 15th Annual Family Justice Center Conference will be held in San Diego, CA. Please visit here for more information and to register.
April 22, 2015: George Mason University’s WAVES (Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services) will host a Denim Day Fashion Show at the Johnson Center Atrium from 12:00-2:00pm. Please contact Caren Sempel for more details.
April 22, 2015: The Alexandria and Arlington sexual assault programs are hosting a Sexual Assault Awareness Month Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Event at Busboys & Poets in Arlington from 6:00-8:00pm. Participants must register ahead of time (free registration) and there is a cap of 85 people for the event.
April 22-23, 2015: Virginia’s Building Healthy Futures Conference will be held in Richmond. Click here for more information and to register.
April 25, 2015: Ft. Belvoir’s SHARP program is hosting a Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K run at the Army Community Service Building 200.
April 25, 2015: Ft. Belvoir’s SHARP program is hosting Ms. Donna Ferguson: Cultural Change is a Mind Change from 1:00-3:00pm at the Thurman Hall Auditorium. Please contact MSGT Tamika Wynn for details.
April 28, 2015: Northern Virginia Community College’s Sexual Assault Services (NOVA SAS) will host a Bystander Intervention Roundtable at the Arlington Campus, Women’s Center from 2:00-3:00pm.
April 29, 2015: In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the national Denim Day campaign, Northern Virginia Community College’s Sexual Assault Services (NOVA SAS) will convene at the Annandale Campus, CF Quad from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
April 30, 2015: Rally Against Rape Take Back the Night will be held at 7:00pm in the Gateway Park at Rosslyn Metro. Click on the link above for more information.
May 2, 2015: Bethany House of Northern Virginia is hosting its 4th Annual Garden of Light Celebration from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield. Click on the link above for tickets.
May 9, 2015: Fairfax County Public Schools is hosting the 2nd Annual Community Conversation on Teen Stress: Fostering Resiliency and Wellness at Hayfield Secondary School. Click on the link above for more information.
May 17-19, 2015: The National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative will host their 2015 Conference entitled Fatality Review: Communities and Social Change in St. Petersburg, FL. Click on the link above for more information and to register.
May 19, 2015: The Action Alliance is hosting a training entitled Building Domestic Violence Program Capacity to Address Reproductive and Sexual Coercion from 10:00am-4:00pm in Northern Virginia (location TBD). Click on the link above to register.
May 24, 2015: OAR of Fairfax County is hosting the 2015 Jazz and Wine fundraiser at the Winery at Bull Run. Please visit their website for more information.
May 26-28, 2015: The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit is hosting a National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys and Advocates in Washington DC. Click on the link above for more information.
June 9-11, 2015: BWJP is hosting Probation Approaches that Promote Accountability: Evidence Based Practices in Albuquerque, NM. Please click here for more information and to register.
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.
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.