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The Intersection of Firearms and IPV

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We know that intimate partner violence (IPV) is far more likely to become lethal when abusers have access to guns. We also know that protecting victims from homicide isn’t as simple as just prohibiting access to lethal means. True prevention requires work within our communities and systems to identify the root causes of violence and to develop collaborative victim-centered intervention strategies that create lasting change. This multidisciplinary training – designed for domestic violence advocates, attorneys, victim-witness, law enforcement, judicial and court staff, and community partners – will provide participants with a deeper understanding of Virginia law as well as best practices and tools for implementing homicide prevention strategies in your own community. This training is co-sponsored and co-facilitated by the Action Alliance, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions. 

The Action Alliance supports policies to remove firearms from potentially lethal situations and give law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and courts tools to protect victims, their families, and the broader community. 

Please note that registration is from 9:30 – 10:00 with the training starting promptly at 10. Please leave yourself time to arrive and park so we can start on time. This is a long training so please feel free to dress comfortably.

Lunch is provided.



October 12
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Chesterfield Central Library
7051 Lucy Corr Blvd
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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