Apply to be on Fairfax County’s Domestic Violence, Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council!

Please see below and attached for a call for nominations to fill three vacancies on the DVPPCC! Send in your resume/bio and a 500-word statement of interest by Tuesday, June 17 at 5 p.m.

DVPPCC Call for Nominations

The Fairfax County Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council (DVPPCC) is seeking passionate and dynamic community leaders.

The mission of the DVPPCC is to unite senior-level public officials and community leaders; to advise the Board of Supervisors on a range of domestic violence policy, legislative, and program issues; and to guide the development of a coordinated and collaborative community response to domestic violence in Fairfax County.

The DVPPCC recognizes an effective and coordinated response to domestic violence requires collaboration across the entire community, at all levels. To achieve this coordinated response, an ongoing commitment and consistent participation from our leaders, partners, and community is integral to our planning and response efforts.

The DVPPCC currently has three (3) membership vacancies to complete a three-year term on the council (the current term will end January 2016, with an option of unlimited subsequent terms).

The leaders will represent Fairfax County and the following specific populations:

  1. Representative, housing provider
  2. Representative, marginalized and/or underserved populations
  3. At-large Representative

Appointed DVPPCC members are expected to participate actively and consistently (including attendance at all quarterly meetings) in the accomplishment of the following council 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.

To achieve these goals, the Council works closely with the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Network (which is comprised of service providers and justice professionals), the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team (DVFRT) and the Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) project partners.

If you are a leader living in Fairfax County (or serving Fairfax County residents) and are interested in joining our efforts to prevent and respond to domestic violence, please send your resume or biography and a brief (less than 500 words) statement of interest regarding why you would like to be appointed to the DVPPCC.

If you are representing a specific population listed above, please be sure to highlight that in your statement of interest.

Please send all nomination information to:

Nicole Acosta Fairfax
County-Wide Domestic Violence Coordinator

Email Nicole Acosta (Preferred)
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 339
Fairfax, VA 22035

The deadline for all nominations is Tuesday, June 17 at 5 p.m.

The Council will vote on community membership at its July 17 meeting. Candidates will be notified as soon as possible following that meeting.

Contact Nicole Acosta with any questions.

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