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National Domestic Violence Resources & Hotlines

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

(312) 988-5522

www.americanbar.org/groups/domestic_violence.html

Battered Women’s Justice Project

(800) 903-0111

www.bwjp.org

Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund)

(415) 678-5500

www.futureswithoutviolence.org

National Center on Elder Abuse

(302) 831-3525

https://ncea.acl.gov/

National Center on Full Faith and Credit

(703) 312-7922

www.fullfaithandcredit.org

National Center for Victims of Crime

(800) 394-2255

(703) 276-2880

www.ncvc.org

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

(608) 255-0539

www.ncall.us

 

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

(800) 903-0111

(215) 351-0010

www.ncdbw.org/

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

(303) 839-1852

www.ncadv.org

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

(800) 222-2000

(202) 429-6695

www.nccafv.org

 

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

(775) 784-6012

www.ncjfcj.org/


 

National Network to End Domestic Violence

(202) 543-5566

www.nnedv.org

 

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

(800) 537-2238

www.nrcdv.org/

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

(877) 739-3895

(717) 909-0710

www.nsvrc.org

National Stalking Resource Center

(202) 467-8700

www.ncvc.org

 

Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice

(202) 307-6026

www.usdoj.gov/ovw

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

(800) 656-HOPE

www.rainn.org

National Hotlines

National Center on Elder Abuse Help Hotline

1-800-677-1116

www.ncea.aoa.gov

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

www.ndvh.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Stalking Resource Center

1-800–FYI–CALL

(M-F 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST)

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National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

1-866-331-9474

1-866-331-8453 (TTY)

www.loveisrespect.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Virginia Domestic Violence Resources

Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

(804) 359-6166

(800) CHILDREN

pcav.org

Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police

www.vachiefs.org

Virginia Association of Community Services Boards

www.vacsb.org

Virginia Sheriffs' Association

http://virginiasherrifs.org

Virginia Batterer Intervention Program Certification Board

www.vabipboard.org

 

Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association

www.vccja.org

Virginia Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund

www.cicf.state.va.us

 

Virginia State Crime Commission

http://vscc.virginia.gov/
 

Legal Aid Resources

Virginia Legal Aid Society

www.vlas.org

 

Virginia Poverty Law Center

www.vplc.org

Pro Bono
www.probono.net/va
Legal Aid

www.valegalaid.org

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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2014 Legislation - Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking

Effective July 1, 2014

Protective Orders

 

Protective Orders

HB 335(Robert Bell)/SB 151 (Stuart) - Family abuse protective orders; Exclusive use and  possession of motor vehicles - Modifies the provision in family abuse protective orders specifying that the court may grant the petitioner temporary exclusive possession or use of a  motor vehicle owned by the petitioner or jointly owned by the parties to provide that the court  may direct a respondent to maintain insurance, registration, and taxes on a motor vehicle and  enjoin the respondent from terminating such insurance, registration, and taxes. 

HB 972(Cline) - Protective Orders; Possession of companion animals - Permits a court to  include in a protective order a provision granting to the petitioner possession of a companion  animal if the petitioner is the owner of the animal.

HB 285(Robert Bell)/SB 71 (Stuart) - Emergency Protective Orders; Definition of Law  Enforcement Officer - Amends the definition of law-enforcement officer to include a special  conservator of the peace who has met the certification requirements for a law-enforcement  officer for the purposes of obtaining an emergency protective order and for making arrests for  assault and battery against a family or household member, stalking, or violation of a protective  order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013 Legislation - Domestic and Sexual Violence

Effective July 1, 2013

HB 1643 (Watts)/SB 1016 (Howell) - Protective Orders - This legislation clarifies that a protective order entered due to a violation of an initial protective order shall remain in effect upon petition for or the pendency of an appeal. The legislation also clarifies that family abuse protective orders are included in the types of protective orders that are not stayed upon appeal.

HB 2120 (Herring)/SB 1006 (Barker) - Physical Exam Recovery Kits for individuals incapable of making informed decisions - This legislation provides that a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse may perform a physical evidence recovery kit ("PERK") examination for a person who is believed to be the victim of a sexual assault and who is incapable of making an informed decision regarding consent to such examination when (1) there is a need to conduct the examination before the victim is likely to be able to make an informed decision in order to preserve physical evidence of the alleged sexual assault from degradation; (2) no legally authorized representative or other person authorized to consent to medical treatment on the individual's behalf is reasonably available to provide consent; and (3) a capacity reviewer provides a written certification that the individual is incapable of making an informed decision.

HB 2122 (Herring)/SB 997 (Barker) - Photos and X-rays in cases of suspected adult abuse - This legislation provides that, in any case of suspected abuse of an incapacitated person, photographs, X-rays and appropriate medical imaging of such incapacitated person may be taken as a part of the medical evaluation without the consent of the person responsible for the incapacitated person. Further, such photographs, X-rays and medical imaging may be introduced into evidence in any civil or criminal proceeding.

SB 1004 (Howell) - Early termination of rental agreements by victims of family abuse - This legislation provides that a tenant who is a victim of (i) family abuse, (ii) sexual abuse, or (iii) criminal sexual assault may terminate a rental agreement under certain circumstances. The bill details the circumstances under which termination may be sought and the process that must be followed by the tenant to effect the termination.

HB 2211 (McClellan) - Stalking; penalty for second offense - The legislation provides that a person who is convicted of a second offense of stalking occurring within five years of a prior conviction of such an offense is guilty of a Class 6 felony when such person was also convicted within the five-year period prior to the instant offense of a violation of (i) assault and battery and other crimes against the person when the victim of that crime was the same person who was the victim of the stalking activity in the instant conviction, (ii) assault and battery against a family or household member, or (iii) a protective order. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Domestic Violence: Statutes and Legislation:
Address Confidentiality Program

Notable legislative changes effective July 1, 2012, are highlighted below.  For the full text of these Code sections, please click on the link to go to the Code of Virginia.  Please note that this list is not inclusive of all Code sections related to the Address Confidentiality Program.

§ 2.2-515.2Address Confidentiality Program.