DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION COMMITTEE

Our Committee’s Mission
We seek to prevent intimate partner and sexual violence against women and girls by promoting healthy relationships and increasing awareness of our community resources.  We are building a social media presence to create awareness of intervention resources and a dialogue regarding healthy/unhealthy behaviors.

Resources
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, concerned persons in the community, advocates, professionals, law enforcement, courts, or any other person who needs information about domestic or sexual violence services and community resources should call the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) 24-hour crisis hotline at 703-777-6552 (TTY: 703-777-6552).

 LAWS provides emergency shelter, advocacy, free counseling, and legal assistance. For more information, see LAWS’s web site.

 Loudoun County has formed the Domestic Abuse Response Team (D.A.R.T.) in an effort to develop a coordinated community response to domestic violence.  For more information, checkout the D.A.R.T website.

View Presentation from the Ending Violence Against Women in Loudoun Program
If you were not able to attend the July roundtable, Ending Violence Against Women in Loudoun, you can view the slides from the training session on what to do if you or someone you know becomes a victim here. Click the following link to view: Presentation (pptx), Presentation (pdf)                                                   

At the conclusion of the round table discussion, our panelists received so many questions that we were not able to get to all of them in the allotted time. As part of our awareness campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, we will be posting the panelists’ responses to the unanswered questions, so please follow us on social media for more information!.