Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

Information for Domestic Violence Service Providers in Fairfax County, Virginia

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Upcoming Meetings

  • The DV Network will next meet on Tuesday, June 21, 2015 from 10-12 at the Government Center Rooms 4/5.
  • 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.


The Training Committee of the DV Network announces the next round of Tier One training on September 12, 19 and 26, 2015! This 20-hour orientation training on the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and stalking is designed for professionals, volunteers, and all community members interested in ending domestic and sexual violence in Fairfax County.   The training is free, but registration is required: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/ereg/Registration.aspx?groupID=61

The Judiciary of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of the Commonwealth of Virginia invites you to attend a ceremony for the Investiture of Circuit Court Judge Penney S. Azcarate on Friday, August 14th, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. in Circuit Court Courtroom 5J (Fairfax County Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fifth Floor).  Reception immediately following the ceremony.  RSVP to (703) 246-2447 or CCR-CircuitCourtRSVP@fairfaxcounty.gov by August 1, 2015.

Don’t forget to check out the Equitable Growth Profile of Fairfax County.   You can read the entire profile (73 pages) or just the summary (9 pages).  Please consider how the Fairfax DV Community can incorporate the data and findings into our work to address the intersectionality of oppression as we address violence in our community.

The Virginia Dept. of Social Services (VDSS) received a grant from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime which will be used to implement and operate the Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth State Demonstration Initiative.  The project goal is to ensure that every child entering any of Virginia’s child-serving systems is assessed for victimization and provided comprehensive and coordinated services to fully address their needs.  They would like to collect information regarding your current services and practices, referrals for services, as well as the staff, screening/assessments, and training associated with these services across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  To take the online survey, please click on the link (below), or cut and paste it into your Internet browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vision21VA

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

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.

September 18-20, 2015: Camp Mabon will be held in Millboro, VA. The camp is for women 18+ years of age who identify as a survivor of any act of sexual violence or sexual abuse that involved a family member, intimate partner, stranger, or acquaintance. 

October 1, 2015: The Fairfax DV Community will hold their Annual Meeting at the Fairfax County Government Center from 8am – 12pm.  More information coming soon.  

October 3, 2015: Legal Services of Northern Virginia is hosting their annual galaMore information coming soon.

October 3, 2015: The Women’s Center is hosting their annual galaMore information coming soon.  

October 3, 2015: Bethany House of Northern Virginia is hosting their first annual In Her Shoes run/walk 5KMore information coming soon.

October 9, 2015: The annual Golf Tournament sponsoring Artemis House will be held. More details coming soon.  

October 17, 2015: The Victim Services Section of the Fairfax County Police Department is hosting theirannual K-9 Krawl 5K.  More information coming soon.

October 18, 2015: JCADA is hosting their annual 5KMore information coming soon. 

October 27, 2015: Legal Services of Northern Virginia is hosting their annual Stop the Violence CLE and, new this year, a pro bono awards reception.  More information coming soon. 

November 2-3, 2015: The Domestic Violence High Risk Team Network is hosting a Driving Change conference in Boston, MA.  Click on the link above for more information. 

March 22-24, 2016: End Violence Against Women (EVAW) International is hosting an International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men & Boys in Washington DC.  Click on the link above for more information.