Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

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

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Fairfax County DV Network Meeting:  September 18, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Government Center, Conference Room 120c (through the cafeteria). 


Updated 2-page DV Resource Sheet is now available

Tier 2 Training: Teen Dating Violence on August 16

Tier One Training September 8 & 17

The Annual Meeting is coming up-Save the Date Thursday September 27, 2018!  If you are interested in joining the planning committee, email Brittany Vera.

Join the DV Network’s LGBTQ Taskforce-The LGBTQ Taskforce aims to be a countywide and potentially multi-county initiative between agencies, community organizations, and community members engaged in work to empower and promote safety for LGBTQ-identified people. This Taskforce will work specifically around domestic violence concerns but also center other issues of safety and well-being in its focus.  To join the taskforce, register here.

The DV Network Outreach Committee’s mission is to coordinate outreach effort across Fairfax County and reach the entire community. Therefore, we created a survey to help us tune our efforts, and be more intentional and efficient. Here is where you come in, please take a few minutes to take our survey.


Tahirih Justice Center is hiring:

Artemis House is hiring:

Ayuda is hiring:

Doorways is hiring:

LAWS is hiring:


August 6, 2018:  The Cost of Caring (Fairfax County Trauma Informed Community Network).  Fairfax County Employees—register thru EmployeeU (search “cost of caring); non-Fairfax County employees—register here

August 7, 2018 Change from the Ground Up: Uplifting Best Practices for Community Organizing and Leadership Engagement (webinar, Prevention Institute)

August 7, 2018:  Continuing Advocacy Training:  LGBTQ 201 (Action Alliance, Richmond)

August 9, 2018: Campus Justice, Advocacy, and Prevention Summit Campus PRISM - Restorative Justice Processes on Campus for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (Action Alliance, Richmond)

August 9, 2018:  Understanding the Impact and Response to Strangulation for Survivors of Domestic Violence (training, DC Coalition Against DV)

August 13-16, 2018:  Crimes Against Children Conference (Dallas, TX)

August 15, 2018 Culturally-Informed Prevention: Preventing sexual and domestic violence in communities of color (webinar, PreventConnect)

August 15, 2018 Help is on the Line: Providing Hotline Services for Incarcerated Survivors (Webinar, Resource Sharing Project)

August 16, 2018: Tier 2 Training: Teen Dating Violence (DV Network)

August 16, 2018:  Continuing Advocacy Training:  Serving the Whole Person (Action Alliance, Richmond)

August 20-22, 2018:  National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys and Advocates (Washington DC)

August 21, 2018:  Continuing Advocacy Training: Racial Justice as Trauma Informed Advocacy (Action Alliance, Richmond)

August 22, 2018 Talking to Schools About the Trauma-to-Prison Pipeline: A Training for Trainers (Action Alliance, Richmond)

August 23-24, 2018:  National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit Protection Order Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecuting Attorneys (BWJP, Washington DC)

August 29-31, 2018:  National Sexual Assault Conference - Bold Moves:  Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation (conference, Anaheim, CA)

September 4, 2018Continuing Advocacy Training: Legal Advocacy (Action Alliance, Richmond)

September 5, 2018:  Trauma-Informed Response to People with Disabilities (Action Alliance, Richmond)

September 8 & 17: Tier One Training (DV Network)

September 9-12, 2018: 24th Annual Family Violence Conference "Beyond the Bruising: Unraveling the Complexities of Domestic Violence" (conference, Georgia Commission on Family Violence)

September 10-11, 2018: Males and Violence: Engaging Men and Boys as Survivors, Advocates, and Change Agents (DCJS, Richmond)

September 10, 2018:  Training – The Trauma Informed Supervisor (Fairfax, TICN) Non-county employees, register here; county employees must use EmployeeU to register

September 10, 2018:  The Trauma Informed Supervisor (Fairfax County TICN).  Fairfax County Employees—register thru EmployeeU (search “trauma”); Non-Fairfax County employees register here

September 10-11, 2018:  Advanced Investigations into Sex Trafficking: Proactive Operations, Deterrence, and Victim Identification (DCJS, Roanoke)

September 11-12, 2018:  Advocacy 101:  The Basics (Action Alliance, Richmond)

September 12, 2018 IPV/Human Trafficking and Substance Abuse and Treatment, with a lens on Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Programs and DV Agencies (Webinar, Futures Without Violence)

September 18, 2018:  The Principles of Primary Prevention (Action Alliance, Richmond)

September 23-26, 2018:  Voices Rising:  National Conference on Domestic Violence (NCADV, Rhode Island). 

September 25, 2018:  Continuing Advocacy Training: Reproductive and Sexual Coercion (Action Alliance, Richmond)

September 26, 2018, Preventing Violence against People with Disabilities (webinar, ICADV)

September 26-27, 2018Custody Litigation Institute:
Representing Victims of Domestic Violence in Custody Cases
(ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Orlando)

October 3, 2018Continuing Advocacy Training: Racial Justice as Trauma Informed Advocacy (Action Alliance, Richmond)

October 3-5, 2018 6th Annual Safe & Together Conference (San Antonio, TX)

October 11, 2018 Clery Today: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Policy (webinar, Clery Center)

October 16-19, 2018Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention (Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, San Diego)  Applications due August 17

October 16-18, 2018:  JuST National Conference on Human Trafficking (conference, Shared Hope Intl, San Diego)

October 17, 2018:  Continuing Advocacy Training: Serving the Whole Person (Richmond, Action Alliance)  Registration coming soon

October 23-24, 2018:  Continuing Advocacy Training: Working with Survivors who are Immigrants (Richmond, Action Alliance)

October 29-Nov 2, 2018: Domestic Violence: Investigating, Prosecuting and Providing Essential and Meaningful Victim Resources (Conference, Long Beach, CA)

November 6-7, 2018:  Advocacy 101: The Basics (Richmond, Action Alliance)

November 13, 2018:  Principles of Primary Prevention (Richmond, Action Alliance)

November 15, 2018 Uncovering Sexual Assault in Domestic Violence Calls: An Improved Law Enforcement Response to Assess for Sexual Violence, Build an Evidence Based Case and Reduce Gender Bias Webinar (Webinar, EVAWI)

April 22-24, 2019:  Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Improving Access (EVAWI conference, San Diego)