The Alliance on Violence Against Women is a coordinated community response group towards preventing violent crimes against women in the Greater Williamsburg area. This cross system team of professionals (both private and public) will endeavor to provide coordinated and evidence based services, education, law-enforcement, training, prosecution, and supervision with a primary goal of interrupting and reducing the number of crimes committed against women.
Develop a multidisciplinary high-risk team
Identify and encourage evidence-based best practices and procedures (most notably, the Lethality Risk Assessment) for addressing IPV crimes
Enhance communication, coordination and collaboration between and among systems
Promote intimate partner violence (IPV) awareness and services to victims
According to the statistics presented by RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network), an American was sexually assaulted every 98 seconds in 2018. In 2019, a sexual assault crime now occurs every 92 seconds. Read on...
The resource center contains prevention and intervention information from a collaboration of public and private agencies seeking to provide services to victims and families in the Greater Williamsburg area that are impacted by Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) crimes to include, but not limited to domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.
The resource center also acts as a centralized information hub that promotes the education and training of victims as well as service professionals addressing the issue of IPV.
The Resource Center project was supported by Grant No: 2015-WE-AX-0009 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, conclusions and recommendations expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.