VVAN is Hiring!

The Virginia Victim Assistance Network is currently recruiting for two full-time positions. The Virginia Victim Assist Helpline is a place to help crime victims understand their rights and options, find information and connect with resources, access referrals, and craft next steps to regain control over their lives. The Virginia Victim Assist Helpline Coordinator will staff and manage the […]

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VOCA Cap Raised to $2.36 Billion

Crime Victims Fund- The agreement includes section 510, providing a significant increase in funds available for distribution through the Crime Victims Fund, raising the obligations level to $2,361,000,000. Management and oversight of this expansion of the grants portfolio is critical, and as such, the Office for Victims of Crime shall report to the Committees on […]

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Senate Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault


Only a fraction of campus sexual assault victims go to police. Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it — or don’t report it at all. Some sexual assault victims have said they prefer to work within their university system to seek disciplinary action against the […]

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2015 Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum


The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), in partnership with the National Center for Campus Public Safety, is pleased to announce the “Virginia Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum,” March 17-18, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, Virginia. The Forum will bring together experts in the field of campus sexual assault, the Clery […]

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2015


Each April, we observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by recognizing victims of crime and those who advocate on their behalf.  This year, Crime Victim’s Rights Week is April 19-25, 2015, and the theme is “Engaging Communities, Empowering Victims.” In addition to many national events, we will be joining in several regional events across Virginia. […]

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Albemarle Prosecutor’s Office Gets Courthouse Dog


It was Theo’s “mellow but astute” demeanor that landed him the job. The Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office has a furry new staffer. Theo, a 4-year-old black Labrador, is the office’s new courthouse dog. Originally trained as a wheelchair assistance dog by Service Dogs of Virginia, Theo was selected to work in the office for […]

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Consequences of Domestic Violence in Virginia


We read this article on The Chesterfield Women’s Journal and found it particularly interesting…  What are the Societal Consequences of Domestic Violence? Linda was most recently the Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement and Integrated Communications for Luck Companies (formerly Luck Stone Corporation) where she directed the Luck Companies Foundation and related philanthropic strategies. She also […]

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