Virginia Secretary of Public Safety
In October 2006, Governor Kaine established the Governor’s Commission on Sexual Violence to improve the treatment of crime victims with emphasis on efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence, by virtue of Executive Order 38.
Under the leadership of Secretaries John Marshall and Marilyn Tavenner, the Commission has focused its efforts to promoting appropriate and uniform criminal justice responses to sexual violence, comprehensive services to victims and effective prevention strategies. Since that time, the Commission has met three times, held four regional input sessions and nine subcommittee meetings. As a result, the Commission has developed 27 recommendations for the Governor. Download a copy of the Commission's report and recommendations to the Governor (PDF, 273kb).
Virginia Domestic Violence Prevention and Response Advisory Board
Governor McDonnell Executive Order No. 25 October 1, 2010:
Establishing the Domestic Violence Prevention and Response Advisory Board:
“While many localities have taken necessary steps to address domestic violence in their communities, public policymakers must continuously strive to improve the services and support for Virginia’s domestic violence victims and survivors. Statewide collaboration is essential in order to provide services to victims; to create programs aimed at preventing and responding to such tragedies; and to hold offenders accountable”.
The Governor's Domestic Violence Prevention and Response Advisory Board will operate under the direction of the Secretary of Public Safety.
1st Meeting April 25, 2011 1PM:
2nd Meeting July 26, 2011 1PM:
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