Domestic violence is not physical violence, alone. Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence) is a pattern of behaviors used by one person to maintain power and control over another person in an intimate relationship. Learn more about these behaviors, and how they are used to control victims of violence. Additionally, learn about domestic and sexual violence services available in Chesterfield County.
Lindsay Cassada is the coordinator for the county’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center and has served in this role since July of 2017. Lindsay has been with Chesterfield County since 2009, initially employed as an assistant director of the Chesterfield Victim/Witness Assistance Program, then as a probation officer in Community Corrections Services. Prior to Chesterfield, she spent nine years in Hanover County as the director of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program. In different capacities, Cassada has worked with domestic and sexual violence victims and offenders throughout her career. Cassada holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Virginia Tech.