Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

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

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The Project for the Empowerment of Survivors (PES) is a new initiative of the Statewide Hotline of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance to provide trauma informed legal information, advice, and referrals to callers from Virginia who are experiencing sexual or intimate partner violence, dating violence, human trafficking and hate crimes. Survivors and advocates can call the Statewide Hotline at 1.800.838.8238 to speak directly with a trained Legal Advocate and to be linked to
Legal Services, or log onto www.vadata.org/chat to enter into a con dential chat with an advocate.

What Self-Love Slogan Do You Need Right Now?  Video quiz from Break the Cycle

 WomensLaw.org:  NNEDV announces that they recently launched a new, fully-mobile version of the website with updated and new content

White Supremacy & Gender-Based Violence: How They Feed Each Other and What We Can Do About It:  Recent blog post by the Action Alliance.

8 Ways to Fight Everyday Racism:  Blog post by NNEDV.

Racial and Economic Equity of Survivors Project: From Margins to Center Listening Sessions:  A series of calls to create dialogue across the field to inform survivor-driven systems advocacy and practice recommendations that enhance racial and economic equity for domestic and sexual violence survivors.

Repeat Violent Victimization:  Bureau of Justice Statistics presents national data on the prevalence of repeat violent victimization and the characteristics of repeat violence,), demographic characteristics of repeat victims, and victim-offender relationship from 2005 to 2014.  Released August 2017.

Relationship Abuse During the Transition From Adolescence to Young Adulthood:  NIJ Article – August 2017

Teen Dating Violence Victimization in an Urban Sample of Early Adolescents:  NIJ – August 2017

10 Tips to Have an Informed Conversation about Domestic Violence: Handout by NNEDV

Using School Health Center to Promote Healthy Relationships in Adolescents:   NIJ Article – August 2017

The Link Between Natural Disasters and Domestic Abuse:  Article by The Atlantic

Vicarious Trauma Toolkit:  Tool kit developed by Office of Victims of Crime focused on organizational responses to work-related exposure to trauma.

State Report Card for Human Trafficking:  Shared Hope International grades each state annually the strength and effectiveness of their child sex trafficking laws.  See 2016’s report card.

Falling Through the Cracks:  How Laws Allow Child Marriage to Happen in Today’s America: Tahirih Justice Center’s report is the first comprehensive analysis of provisions in all 50 states and Washington, DC that leave children more vulnerable to forced marriage and the harms of early marriage. 

Pornography and Public Health Research Summary:  A summary of research findings related to pornography and sexual violence, presented by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.  

Your Experience Feeling Believed:  The Sexual Violence Justice Institute is interviewing adult victims of sexual assault through September 15, 2017 to collect information about their experience being believed by law enforcement and victim advocacy.  

Let’s Be Real:  Check out Break the Cycle’s blog posts sharing lessons learned from their Let’s Be Real youth-led movement.

Safety Planning with Sex Workers:  Recent blog post by The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Voices for Children Interactive Data Page:  Voices for Children recently launched their new and improved interactive data page, to include data from key indicators of child well-being in the Commonwealth.

NRCDV Radio Podcast: Responding to the Needs of Male-identified Survivors of IPV:  Episode 9 of the National Resource Center for Domestic Violence Stories of Transformation podcast series.

NRCDV Radio Call for Stories: Why I’m an Advocate:  NRCDV is calling for submissions from advocates in the field in response to the prompts: Why I’m an Advocate and/or Why I Became an Advocate.  Deadline to apply-August 21, 2017.

Evaluation of Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Demonstration Projects:Final Report from the First Cohort of ProjectsThis report that describes findings from three demonstration projects designed to expand organizational and community capacity to identify and address the needs of domestic victims of human trafficking.

National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach:  Recommendations from the National Institute of Justice for a victim-centered approach in responding to sexual assault cases.

LINK August Newsletter:  monthly report of news from the National Resource Center on the link between animal abuse and human violence.

Protective Orders and Absentee Voting:  Effective July 1, the General Assembly added having a protective order to the list of reasons a voter is eligible to vote absentee. 

DCJS SART Code Mandate Final Report:  The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) released the following report, Cultivating SART Efficacy: Insights on the Impact of the Virginia Sexual Assault Response Team Mandate

The Fairfax County Trauma-Informed Community Network, an initiative of the Partnership for a Health Fairfax, meets bimonthly and offers training and information resources.  More information is available here. 

2018 DVAM Events Calendar

2018 Purple Out Flyer

2018 DVAM Be the One Actions Calendar

2018 DVAM Media List