Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

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

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DVPPCC: Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy, & Coordinating Council

Vision: Fairfax County is a community where all individuals are safe, respected, and valued; wLinkhere any form of violence is unacceptable; and where a commitment to collective responsibility is upheld and embraced.

Mission and Purpose

The mission of the DVPPCC is to:

  • Unite senior-level public officials and community leaders;

  • Advise the Board of Supervisors on a range of domestic violence policy, legislative, and program issues; and

  • Guide the development of a coordinated and collaborative community response to domestic violence in Fairfax County.

Membership

The 49 member council is comprised of elected officials, leaders of county public safety, public schools, judiciary, and human service agencies, and community members representing the faith community, non-profit organizations, and local universities.

Goals

Members work in collaboration with the Domestic Violence Network, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Team, and the Domestic Violence Action Center to effectuate the following goals:

  • Engage the community in a collective response to the prevention and intervention of domestic violence.
  • Support victim safety and autonomy and promote offender accountability and an opportunity for offenders to eliminate violent behavior in all forms.
  • Increase coordination and consistency of system and community interventions and service provision.<!-- -->
  • Advise the Board of Supervisors on policy and legislative priorities for improving the county's response to domestic violence.

Successes

The council and its collaborators successfully advocated for improved programming for individuals and families impacted by violence, including expansion of the Domestic Violence Action Center and the Animal Shelter’s Pet Haven project as well as the development of the Dunn-Chadwick Legal Fellowship, an innovative response to a gap in family law services for moderate-income victims of domestic violence who don’t qualify for legal aid but are also not able to afford costly private attorneys.

Additionally, council members have engaged faith, business, civic, and community leaders to increase their knowledge of the prevalence and impact of violence as well as expand their capacity to identify and respond to domestic violence in Fairfax County. 

FY2015 Data Compilation

This report compiles Fiscal Year 2015 (July 2014 – June 2015) data volunteered by DVPPCC or DV Network member organizations—both county government and community non-profit—that work to prevent and intervene in domestic violence and stalking.  Download here.

 

DVPPCC 2014 Annual Report

 

 
 

The Fairfax County Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy, and Coordinating Council (DVPPCC) has released its 2014 Annual Report. The report highlights the significant, coordinated efforts of our council member entities to prevent and respond to domestic violence and stalking over the past year as well as a snapshot of interventions and services provided in Fiscal Year 2014.  Download the entire report here.

DVPPCC 2013 Annual Report

Click here for the Fairfax County DVPPCC 2013 Annual Report.