Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

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

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The DV Network meeting: December 19, 2017, 10am - noon in conference room 4/5 of the Government Center.  NNEDV Tech Safety list of domestic violence apps reviewed in the DV Network November meeting:  https://www.techsafety.org/appsafetycenter and the Virtual Hope Box app.

DVPPCC meeting: January 18, 2018, 7:30 - 9:00 am, Fairfax County Courthouse, Jury Room 404, 4th floor


OFWDSVS Counseling Services currently has immediate availability of counseling services, including counseling for children impacted by domestic violence.  Questions?  Email Chris Davies.

 The Women’s Center December classes and events calendar:  The Smart Split:  What You Need to Know about the Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce; Re-entering the Work Force; Divorce 101 and 102, How to Create a Targeted Resume; A Mindful Life Webinar; Marital Assets and Liabilities in Divorce


Shelter House is hiring and seeking volunteers:

On Call Residential Coordinator

Domestic Violence Supportive Housing Case Manager

Volunteer Opportunities at Artemis House

 Doorways for Women and Families is hiring:

Clinical Director

Children’s Counselor

 Annual Giving Manager

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter is hiring:

Child Advocacy Center Director

Director of Client Services

Bilingual Domestic Violence Counselor

Nurturing Program Children’s Group Facilitator


OVW Fiscal Year 2018 Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations (due January 26, 2018)

OVW Fiscal Year 2018 Justice for Families Program Solicitation (Due Dec 20, 2017; watch info session here)

OVW Fiscal Year 2018 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program (due January 26, 2018)


Now-December 15, 2017:  Donation Drive: FCPD VSS Holiday Gift Card Drive!  Email Saly Fayez or mail gift cards to Saly Fayez, Director, Victim Services Section, 12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.  Flyer Here

December 7, 2017:  Fundraising Event - Alex and Ani Charmed by Charity Event (Shelter House)  More Info

December 8, 2017:  Celebration Event – Act.Honor.Hope. (Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Richmond).  More Info


December 8, 2017:  Webinar -- Coordinated Entry:  What DV and SA Programs Need to Know (NASH, NNEDV, and NRCDV) Register Here

December 8, 2017:  Training --  Best Practices for LGBT Youth (Healthy Minds Fairfax Training Consortium)

December 12, 2017:  Webinar - Storytelling for Social Change: Sharing Your Childhood Story of Domestic Violence (NRCDV) Register Here

December 13-14, 2017:  Training - What Do We Really Think of Fathers?  (Fairfax County, Falls Church)  Fairfax County Employees—use Employee U to register; Non-Fairfax County Employees, register here

Multiple dates January-February 2018:  Disability Awareness for Law Enforcement (DCJS, multiple locations in Virginia)

January 11-12, 2018:  Training – Start By Believing: Train the Trainer Program  (EVAWI, Phoenix) Register Here

January 23, 2018:  Conference -- Custody Litigation Institute: Representing Victims of Domestic Violence in Custody Cases (ABA, Washington, DC)  Register Here

January 23, 2018: Human Trafficking Awareness Month Proclamation by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.  Reception at 8:30 in Government Center conference room 8, proclamation at 9:30 BOS meeting.  For information contact michelle.mueller@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

February 6-9, 2018:  Conference --  Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention (Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, San Diego) Register here before December 8

March 5-8, 2018:  Conference -- 2018 Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum (DCJS) More Info

April 3-5, 2018:  Conference – International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Gender Bias (EVAWI, Chicago) Register Here

April 24-25:  Conference – 2018 Family Justice Center Conference (Fort Worth, TX) Registration opens November 1

August 29-31, 2018:  Conference – National Sexual Assault Conference (Anaheim, CA) More Info

Multiple sessions September-December 2017: New Advocate Basic Intensive Advocacy Training (Action Alliance & Virginia Victim Assistance Network – Richmond, Tidewater, & Fredericksburg).

Anytime:  SOAR to Health and Wellness human trafficking trainings for Social Work Providers, Health Care Providers, and Behavioral Health Providers (NHTTAC webinar series)

Multiple sessions August-October 2017:  Webinars, multiple topics (Battered Women’s Justice Project) More Info

Multiple sessions September-October 2017:  Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations and Adjudication Training (DCJS, multiple locations in VA) Register Here.