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Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource - What the Center Provides to County Agencies
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Chesterfield Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordinator
Patricia Jones-Turner

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Mailing Address
Chesterfield Domestic & Sexual Violence Resource Center
PO Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

Street Address
10111 Krause Road, Suite 100
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Phone Numbers
(804) 318-8265
(804) 318-8264 Court Advocate
(804) 717-2492 Fax

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m

 



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Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource - What the Center Provides to County Agencies

2010 Get the Facts  

Chesterfield County’s coordinated Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence is an interagency effort working to change the climate of tolerance toward family abuse by integrating policies and procedures which centralize victim safety and offender accountability in domestic assault cases. Chesterfield County recognizes the need to assess and document the current state of domestic violence and sexual assault in the county and to develop collaborative plans for intervening. This annual fact sheet gives the community a glimpse of the problem of domestic and sexual violence in our community.

Training  

in the areas of domestic violence identification, dynamics, assessing risk, safety planning and community resources

Policy and Protocol development
guiding the search for and implementation of progressive best practices in community response to domestic violence.

Consultation and technical assistance
providing expertise on adapting individual and departmental processes involving domestic violence to meet local needs.
 
Data collection
promotion and development of methodology for collecting relevant data to better understand the magnitude of the problem and to document the impact of county wide responses

Awareness and education
promoting activities and to increase awareness and to educate staff and citizens regarding the prevalence of domestic violence and to encourage community involvement in stopping the destruction in our families and homes

Systems advocacy
provide a systematic audit that strengthens our response to domestic violence by building partnerships, increasing communication and inter agency collaboration, and by challenging the system to safeguard victims in all responses

Support Groups
There are two support groups for victims of domestic violence on Monday evenings

The Resource Center also provides direct services to county victims of domestic and sexual violence including:

A victim advocate is available to provide direct crisis, individual, group and court based advocacy services to domestic violence victims across Chesterfield County criminal justice and human service agencies.

The Domestic Violence Victim Advocate provides:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Information and Referral
  • Safety Planning
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Assistance with petitioning for Protective Orders
  • Emergency Cell Phones
  • Technical Assistance & case consultation for county professionals
  • Community education and awareness

Coordinator:
804-318-8265 - Patricia Jones-Turner - Coordinator/Main Number 
jonesturnerp@chesterfield.gov   

Victim Advocates:
804-318-8264- Courtney O'Hara - Victim Advocate
 oharac@chesterfield.gov
 

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