Donations can make a difference! There are two ways you can help.
Did you know every day in Fairfax County we respond to two people who are at high risk for homicide or serious physical injury at the hands of the person they love?
To help prevent those homicides from happening, Domestic & Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) has partnered with the Fairfax County Police Department and local nonprofit organizations to implement the evidence-based Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). When patrol officers respond to the scene of a domestic violence crime, they screen for certain risk factors. When those factors are present, the officer immediately calls DSVS’ 24-Hour LAP Line to connect the victim of the crime with an advocate. Victims are then educated on their options, including strategies for keeping themselves safer. The LAP has been proven to help jurisdictions better predict and, ultimately, prevent serious injury and homicide from happening.
For example, a donation of $75 buys a home security system for a high-risk victim. Donations may also help cover the cost of transportation or getting locks changed. Every amount helps.
Please donate today by sending a check to:
DSVS Gift Fund
C/O Mery Juarez
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 740
Fairfax, VA 22035
Your donations can make a difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors, their families, and your community.
- Gift Cards: grocery stores like Giant, Safeway, Wegman’s, Trader Joes; super stores like Target and Walmart
- School Supplies: backpacks, notebooks, pens/pencils, etc.
- Monetary: help cover the cost of transportation, moving expenses, storage costs