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ENDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

THROUGH PREVENTION EDUCATION

KNOW THE FACTS

1 in 4 women have been affected by domestic violence in their lifetimes (NCADV.org)

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LOCAL HELP & RESOURCES

LEARN THE SIGNS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. Frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically, but the constant of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - NCADV)

WHAT WE OFFER

As a leader of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness cause, DVSAC aims to promote healthy relationships within our community by coordinating education and awareness resources that advocate for the elimination of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence in the USVI.

PREVENTION EDUCATION & CAMPAIGNS


National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month National Stalking Awareness Month Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month National Sexual Assault Awareness Month National Child Abuse Prevention Month Domestic Violence Awareness Month




FAITH BASED DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE COMMITTEE


Serves to mobilize the faith community surrounding issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, etc. Education opportunities to assist clergy in the dissemination of pertinent information to their congregation. These are the committees that are open to the community.




TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


  • Healthy Relationships (all ages)
  • Sexual Harassment in the workplace
  • Sexual Harassment on Campus
  • Sensitivity Training
  • Economic Justice for Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Presentation Requests




MEDIA AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS


The media committee is responsible for developing a media campaign to educate the community about the role of DVSAC and issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, Human Trafficking, Teen dating violence, and child abuse, etc.




COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS


  • University of the Virgin Islands
  • VI Police Departments
  • VI National Guard
  • Board of Education
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Department Of Health
  • US Atty Office
  • Women's Coalition of STX
  • Family Resource Center
  • Men's Coalition
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Office of Violence Against Women




CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE


  • Criminal justice committee-serves as an umbrella group that works with and reviews a variety of legislative concerns and policy issues resulting from on-going discussions among members. the work also focuses on Court Watch Program and meditation for domestic violence victims.
  • Systems advocay - Policy & Legislation





HOW YOU CAN HELP