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FAITH: Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help

About this Organization

FAITH is a grassroots organization that is committed to empowering all members of the community. FAITH’s mission is to provide humanitarian aid to needy individuals and families living in the Northern Virginia area.

We serve all people regardless of faith, ethnicity or gender. We serve to empower people to be self-sufficient, to build strong families and to be a force of good in our community. FAITH assists low-income persons with emergency and temporary aide needed to overcome a traumatic event or time in their lives.

Contact Information

Address: 795 Center St., Unit #2, Herndon, VA 20170
Service Area: Northern Virginia area
Telephone #: 571-323-2198
Email Address: contact@faithus.org
Website: www.faithus.org

Family Assistance Program (immediate assistance with rent, utilities, education); FAITH Thrift Store; Food programs (food pantry, food drives); Domestic Violence program (crisis counseling, safety planning, legal representation, court advocacy, translation services and financial assistance); Self-sufficiency program (6 transitional housing units, job training, medical bills assistance); Children and Teen programs.

  • Muslim-specific program
  • Support services
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Equality Virginia

About this Organization
Email
info@equalityvirginia.org

Founded in 1989 as Virginians for Justice, Equality Virginia (EV) is the leading advocacy organization in Virginia seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people.

EV is building a fully inclusive Commonwealth by educating, empowering, and mobilizing Virginians to ensure all LGBTQ people are free to live, love, learn, and work.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address
Equality Virginia
P.O. Box 17860
Richmond, VA 23226

Physical Address
Equality Virginia
530 E. Main St., Suite 600
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone 
tel: 804.643.4816
fax: 804.643.1554

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Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

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800-838-8238
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(804) 377-0335
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(804) 377-0339
About this Organization
Email
info@vsdvalliance.org
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1118 W Main St

Richmond, VA 23220-4810

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International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

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800-843-4227
About this Organization

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Victim Services Committee supports cooperation and assistance between law enforcement and other crisis intervention providers to improve services and treatment for crime victims. It encourages training for law enforcement officers to raise awareness of, and sensitivity to victims’ issues and will help provide and maintain police-based victim services units. IACP also promotes legislation that increases funding for such training and services.

The IACP, with the support of the Office on Violence Against Women, has developed the Police Response to Violence Against Women Project (PRVAW) and the National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women.

The National Leadership Initiative is designed to increase capacity of law enforcement agencies to effectively respond to violence against women through the creation of a National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute series and a Trainer Development Program. The Leadership Institutes provide law enforcement executives an opportunity to assess their agency’s current response to crimes of violence against women and design strategies to improve their ability to meet the needs of their community. The Trainer Development Program builds core training skills and enhances effectiveness of instructors who educate law enforcement about crimes against women.

The Police Response to Violence Against Women Project focuses on the development of tools, policies and training to assist law enforcement in responding effectively to all Violence Against Women crimes. Work is currently underway on a multifaceted Law Enforcement Program on Sexual Assault to address misperceptions about victims and the nature of the crime itself, and standardize best practices for investigation and evidence management. Under this project, the IACP recently released a training package on the crime of Human Trafficking to include a guidebook and roll-call training video.

 

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Institute for Law and Justice (ILJ)

About this Organization

The Institute for Law and Justice (ILJ) is a private corporation dedicated to consulting, research, evaluation, and training in criminal justice. Since 1979, ILJ has served more than 600 clients, including cities, counties, states, federal agencies, associations, foundations, and private industry. Their mission is to bring the best of criminal justice research and practice to the field through organizational development, innovative research, expert evaluation, detailed planning, new technologies, and effective training, The ILJ professional staff brings high academic credentials and field experience to every job. Services are custom-tailored to meet local needs and operating environments and to address management concerns into the 21st century.

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Feminist Majority Foundation

About this Organization

The Feminist Majority Foundation encourages women to seek leadership positions in all sectors of society and promotes a national and international feminist agenda including reproductive rights, combating sexual harassment and violence against women, empowering women internationally, and gender balancing all professions.

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Victims’ Assistance Legal Organization, Inc. (VALOR)

About this Organization

The Victims’ Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR) was founded in 1979 as a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the legal rights of crime victims in the civil, criminal, and juvenile justice systems. VALOR has provided leadership on research and reform in the areas of restitution, child abuse, juvenile justice, sentencing, and parole, and has served, since 1995, as the lead grantee for the OVC-funded and sponsored project, the National Victim Assistance Academy.

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National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

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800-879-6682
About this Organization

The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is a private, nonprofit organization of victim and witness assistance practitioners, criminal justice professionals, researchers, former victims, and others, committed to recognizing victims’ rights in four areas: national and local legislative advocacy, direct victim assistance, member support, and professional development. NOVA coordinates the National Crisis Response Team and the National Crime Victim Information and Referral Hotline.

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National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse

About this Organization

The National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse is a program of the American Prosecutors Research Institute that was established to improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse. It focuses on training and expert legal assistance to prosecutors and investigators handling criminal child abuse and sexual exploitation cases.

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