Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence through Special Interest License Plates

Contact for News Media:
Amy Carlini, Communications Director
Department of Family Services
703-324-7758, TTY 703-222-9452

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 500
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1102

November 21, 2011

News Highlights

  • Help prevent violence before it occurs.
  • For an application to pre-register, contact Jennifer McPherson or 703-324-3586, TTY 711.
  • The plate costs $25 per year.

One in four Virginians is affected by sexual or domestic violence before the age of 18. Whether a young person is a witness, victim or perpetrator of violence, the trauma can have a lifelong impact. Proceeds from a new special interest license plate will fund prevention programs in Fairfax County and local communities. Together, we can help to prevent violent acts before they occur.

VA Sample license plate

The Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (OFWDSVS) is joining the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance) to promote the "Peace Begins at Home" license plate. Proceeds will benefit the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance's Building Healthy Futures Fund, which supports a variety of violence prevention efforts across the state.

Pre-registration for the 'Peace Begins at Home' plate costs $25 per year and is currently in progress. Registration will continue until June 30, 2012.

For an application to pre-register for the license plate, contact Jennifer McPherson or 703-324-3586, TTY 711. For more information, visit the Action Alliance website.

The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance provides support to local rape crises centers and domestic violence agencies through training and technical assistance as well as operating the statewide Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline.


Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Department of Family Services at 703-533-5400; TTY 771.


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