Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

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

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DV Community Updates


The DV Community Annual Meeting will be held on October 28, 2016 from 8am-12pm. This is an opportunity for the entire DV Community to celebrate our hard work over the past year and plan for our future efforts. Invite your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to join in the celebration…the event is OPEN TO ALL!


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Want to give feedback about the future of services and policies in the DV/SA field? Take this survey from our state domestic and sexual violence coalition, the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance!



 Safety and Justice for All: Best Practices for Virginia Campuses Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Safer Families. Safer Communities. Disarming Domestic Violence Offenders website.

Trauma Informed Pathways to the Five Domains of Wellbeing.

The Fairfax County Youth Survey has released new data on teen dating violence and forced sex in Fairfax County!  See slides 40 & 42, in particular, of this presentation.  

The Fairfax County Trauma-Informed Community Network (TICN) has released a webinar on Understanding Trauma for all to accessThis 30 minute webinar is perfect for non-clinical staff who work directly with children and youth. Please share far and wide!

Sample 2016 Social Media Posts for DVAM


SCAN of Northern Virginia is hiring a CASA Case Supervisor.  

The Alexandria DV Program is hiring an Assistant Residential Coordinator. 

Break the Cycle is hiring a Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator and Legal Services Manager!    

JCADA is hiring a Development and Executive Assistant!

BWJP is hiring a Project Director for the National Center on Domestic Violence & Firearms!

Parents-Work is hiring both an attorney and paralegal/law clerk!




October 15, 2016: FCPD VSS is hosting their 10th Annual K9 Krawl 5K starting at 8:30am at the Government Center.  Register hereShare the flyer around town!

October 15, 2016:  Time to Fly Foundation’s 15th Anniversary Celebration will be held from 7-10pm at the McLean Community Center!  Visit http://www.timetofly.org for more information on the event and the Purple Challenge. 

October 15, 2016: FAITH’s Fundraising Event will be held at Cherry Blossom Banquet Hall - 46110 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, VA from 6-11pm. 

October 17, 2016: DVAC will begin providing advocacy services at the South County Center.  

October 17-18, 2016: The Virginia Equity and Diversity Conference 2016 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Fairfax.  

October 18, 2016: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation at their 9:30am meeting.  OFWDSVS will host a reception at 8:30am in the Conference Center Reception Area of the Government Center. 

October 18, 2016: The Vera Institute is hosting a webinar on Serving Survivors Through Co-Advocacy from 2-3:30pm. 

October 18, 2016: BWJP is hosting a webinar entitled Responding to Rape Denial: A Talk with Jody Raphael, author of Rape is Rape from 3-4:30pm. 

October 19, 2016: Futures without Violence is hosting a webinar entitled Collaborating to Address the Needs of Trafficked Survivors with Disabilities from 3:30-5pm.

October 20, 2016: Purple Out Fairfax!  Don’t forget to use #PurpleOutFairfax #PurpleThursday #DVAM2016!

October 20, 2016: Loudoun County’s LAWS is hosting a brown bag lunch from 12-2pm on the barriers victims of different cultures face at the Rust Library (380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176).  Register by October 18th to Lisa Heinrich: lisa.heinrich@lcsj.org or 703-771-4265 x31.  

October 20, 2016: Aequitas is hosting a webinar entitled #Guilty – Identifying, Preserving, and Presenting Digital Evidence from 2-3pm.

October 22, 2016: Equality Virginia is hosting the 3rd Annual Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit (TIES) at VCU from 9am-5pm. 

October 25, 2016:  BWJP is hosting a webinar entitled Girls for Gender Equity: Centering Girls of Color within the Racial and Gender Justice Movement of the 21st Century from 3-4:30pm.

October 25, 2016: The National Clearinghouse on the Defense of Battered Women is hosting a webinar entitled Reframing Women Battering as Coercive Control: Expert Testimony and Case Presentation from 3-4:30pm.

October 26, 2016: OFWDSVS’ training for health care providers at Inova Health System’s Physician Conference Center (map linked) from 1-2:30pm. 

October 26, 2016: OFWDSVS’ How your Relationship Affects your Health Resource Fair @ Inova Women’s Hospital (Green Parking Entrance)!

October 26, 2016: Supervisor Cook will hold his annual DVAM Community Event at Chuys in Fairfax from 4:30-6:30pm. 

October 28, 2016: The DV Community Annual Meeting will be held from 8am-12pm at the Government Center Board Auditorium.  Free breakfast at 8am in Forum!       

October 29, 2016: Fairfax County Public Schools is hosting their Mental Health and Wellness Conference from 8am-1:30pm at Fairfax High School.  The conference will include a screening of the documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.  Click on the link above for more information and to register. 

November 1, 2016: The Vera Institute is hosting a webinar entitled Family Law Survival Kit: Tipping the scales in favor of domestic violence survivors who have mental health concerns from 2-3:30pm. 

November 5, 2016: HomeAid Northern Virginia’s 15th Annual Gala and Auction will be held at the Westfield Marriot Hotel, starting at 6:30pm.

November 7, 2016: Save the date for The Women’s Center Family Abuse training!

November 8, 2016: BWJP is hosting a webinar entitled Risk Assessment in Batterer Intervention from 3-4:40pm. 

November 9, 2016: The Action Alliance is hosting their 2nd Annual PREA Summit from 10am – 3pm in Charlottesville, VA. 

November 9-11, 2016:  Shared Hope International's JuST Conference on Juvenile Sex Trafficking will be held at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor.

November 12, 2016: The Virginia Girls Summit will be held from 9am-4:30pm at George Mason University. 

November 15, 2016: The Vera Institute is hosting a webinar entitled Spotlight on Communities of Promise – Accessing Safety in Hennepin County (a program on working with people with developmental disabilities) from 2-3:30pm. 

November 16 – 18, 2016:  The Virginia Victim Assistance Network’s 34th Annual Conference on Crime Victims’ Issues will be held in Virginia Beach.  Click here for more information on keynote speakers and to register.   

December 12 – 13, 2016 and again December 15-16, 2016: The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project is hosting two two-day conferences entitled Addressing Culture – Systematic Responses to Underserved Immigrant Populations in New Orleans. 

January 7, 2017: Save the Date for an event on Human Trafficking from the Women’s Group of Mt. Vernon!






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