Violence Prevention & Community Outreach Program
Part of the mission at LAWS is to work towards the elimination and prevention of domestic and sexual violence in the local community. The LAWS Violence Prevention Program works directly with adolescents in Loudoun County to implement violence prevention programming. Program activities include educating teens and young adults about healthy relationships, dating violence warning signs, dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, and bystander awareness. LAWS uses a variety of curriculum-based programs, presentations, and peer education activities to teach youth how to prevent domestic and sexual violence. The Violence Prevention Program collaborates with a number of community partners to provide our programming with youth in a variety of settings. Programming is also available for general community members and allied professionals.
- Loudoun County Public Schools
- Loudoun County Department of Family Services
- Loudoun County Mental Health, Substance Abuse, & Developmental Services
- Loudoun County Parks, Recreation, and Community Services
- Local private schools and community groups
- Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center
- Loudoun County Group Home and Youth Shelter
For have questions regarding our Violence Prevention Program, please contact our Program Manager at 703-771-4265.
LAWS 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
LAWS operates a 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis hotline staffed by trained advocates and volunteers. Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault concerned persons in the community, advocates, professionals, law enforcement, courts, or any other person who needs information about domestic or sexual violence services and community resources can call.
Advocates and trained volunteers are available to respond to all inquiries for information, safety planning, referrals, shelter and/or appropriate outside services. Calls can be made anonymously—you are free to only give information you feel comfortable sharing. If the caller needs interpretation services, language line interpretation services are available in any language.
LAWS offers outreach services to provide information and education about domestic and sexual violence to the Loudoun community. The Community Outreach Coordinator offers trainings and presentations to groups in the community, including civic groups, places of employment, faith congregations, first responders, medical and mental health providers, and much more.
Training and presentation topics offered include: dynamics of domestic and sexual violence; identifying warning signs of abuse; local resources for domestic and sexual violence victims; and how to help a victim of domestic and sexual violence.
If you are interested in scheduling a training or presentation, please call 703-771-4265 to speak to our Community Outreach Coordinator