Domestic Violence Handbook Available Online


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Oct. 29, 2004

 

Domestic Violence Handbook Available Online for the First Time - and in Multiple Languages

 

Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman suffers domestic abuse, according to federal statistics. Because domestic violence strikes every race, age and class, Fairfax County is distributing the Domestic Violence Handbook through its Web site.

This is the first time this resource is being posted online, and in addition to English, it is also available in Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Authored by the Fairfax County Network Against Family Abuse, the Domestic Violence Handbook is a comprehensive guide on how to seek assistance from public and private human services agencies, the police and the courts. The county’s Department of Systems Management for Human Services partnered with NAFA, a coalition of nonprofit organizations and county agencies, to post online this handbook.

Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/service/dsm/dviolence/dviolencehbook.htm to download and print a copy of the Domestic Violence Handbook as a PDF file.

“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Fairfax County, so we would like every resident to know that help is available,” said Seema Zeya, the county’s new domestic violence coordinator for the Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council. “Since Fairfax County is multicultural, we want to ensure that this resource is offered in multiple languages. All victims and survivors of domestic violence, no matter what language they speak, need to be provided with information concerning how to access services in the county.”

For more information about the Domestic Violence Handbook or the Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council, contact Seema Zeya at 703-324-7472, TTY 703-324-5628. Additional information on domestic violence can be found on the U.S. Department of Justice’s Web page at www.usdoj.gov/domesticviolence.htm.

For free, confidential, 24-hour crisis assistance in Fairfax County, residents may contact the Fairfax County Women’s Shelter at 703-435-4940 (voice/TTY) or the Fairfax County Victims Assistance Network at 703-360-7273, TTY 703-799-8253. For domestic abuse treatment services, residents may contact ADAPT (Anger & Domestic Abuse Prevention & Treatment) at 703-968-4052 or 703-471-6096 (24-hour), TTY 703-968-4050.


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