To promote safe and healthy individuals and families through the prevention of interpersonal and family violence.
The Domestic Violence Prevention Board (DVPB) represents
a collaborative effort among Fayette County agencies to address domestic violence in our community. We
bring together service providers, law enforcement, criminal justice workers, advocates,
community members, and leaders in the medical, school, and faith communities to
develop, facilitate, and support programs for domestic violence prevention and
victim safety. We do this by fostering coalitions, promoting education of issues, strengthening skills, tracking legislation and influencing policy, sharing resources, conducting research, and cultivating dialogue.
To learn more about our history and some of our past projects, click here.
Much of the DVPB’s work is done through committees, made up of DVPB members and
other community members. Our three standing committees are:
- Child Abuse Committee
- Partner Abuse Committee
- Vulnerable Adult Abuse Committee
Additionally, the DVPB staffs the Domestic Violence Protection and Enforcement Grant Committee, the Safe Havens Consulting Committee (regarding supervised visitation), and the Fatality/Near Fatality Review Team.
PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES
The DVPB publishes and distributes many domestic violence resources for our community. For a list of resources, please click here.
Rashmi Adi-Brown, Chair
Velva Reed Barker, Vice Chair
Mary Lynn Houlihan, Secretary
Commissioner Chris Ford, Treasurer
For a complete list of Board Members, click here.