Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael A. Becketts,

Council to End Domestic Violence

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No one agency, organization or individual can address and end domestic violence alone. It takes the engagement of an entire community to do this. The coordinated community response in Fairfax County brings together key players countywide to identify and address any gaps in our system of support, develop strategies and approaches to enhance our community’s and systems’ response to domestic violence and sexual assault. The response in Fairfax is multifaceted and made up of numerous coordinating groups, including the Council to End Domestic Violence.

What is the Council to End Domestic Violence?

The Council to End Domestic Violence (CEDV) brings together senior level public officials and community leaders to take action against and guide the development of a coordinated and collaborative community response to domestic violence. The 50-member Council also advises the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, providing recommendations and keeping them abreast of the status of domestic violence locally.

The CEDV, founded in 2003 under the original Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council moniker, is affiliated with Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS), which provides staffing and support. 

What does the Council to End Domestic Violence do?

Members work in collaboration with other coordinated community response bodies such as the Domestic Violence Network, the Step Up 4 Kids Coalition, the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Team, the Domestic Violence Action Center, and more to achieve the following goals: 

  • Engage the community in a collective response for the prevention and intervention of domestic violence.
  • Support victim safety and autonomy and promote offender accountability and an opportunity for those who use violence 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.

Who are the Council to End Domestic Violence members?

The 50-member Council is comprised of elected officials, leaders of county public safety, public schools, judiciary, and human service agencies, and community members representing the faith community, non-profit organizations and local universities.

  • Dr Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D.
  • Ambreen Ahmed
  • Thomas Barnett 
  • Robert A. Bermingham Jr.
  • Dominic Bonaiuto
  • Michael Becketts
  • Scott Brabrand, Ed.D.
  • Theresa Brion
  • Dawn Butorac
  • John S. Butler 
  • Ramona Carroll
  • John Cook
  • Kevin Davis
  • Maggie A. DeBoard (Col.)
  • Stephen Descano
  • Alyssa Emery
  • Razan Fayez 
  • James Ferguson
  • Geneviève Fine
  • Paula Fitzgerald
  • Andrew Goldberg
  • Kader Gumus
  • Jhumka Gupta
  • Rachna Krishnan
  • Amanda Katz
  • Diane Kenyon
  • Stacey Kincaid
  • Connie Kirkland
  • Nicole Lawrie
  • Christopher Leonard
  • Lisa Mayne
  • Joe Meyer
  • James Morris (Col.)
  • Roy Oliver 
  • Corie O'Rourke
  • Cecilia Ortega-Shew        
  • Derwin Overton
  • Mattie Palmore
  • Judge Todd Petit
  • David M Rohrer
  • Erin Schaible
  • Lisa Sales
  • Amy Schwartzman
  • K. Leigh Taylor
  • Elizabeth Teare
  • James Walkinshaw
  • Daryl Washington
  • Judge Bruce D. White      
  • Toni Zollicoffer

Learn about CEDV and its committees upcoming and past meetings – information, recordings and more.

CEDV Contact
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Staff: Stacy Ziebell Email

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