Please join the Action Alliance as we HONOR three leaders who have taken extraordinary ACTION to bring about the change necessary to end sexual and domestic violence. Their leadership offers HOPE for a better tomorrow.
Who are we honoring:
Delegate Christopher K. Peace and Senator Janet D. Howell, collaborators in bipartisan leadership and perseverance to securing an historic increase in sexual and domestic violence funding. Together they model an unwavering commitment to secure much needed funding to stabilize services, restore hope, and build trust for survivors across the Commonwealth.
Fran Ecker, Director of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, an exemplary steward in the development of the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Grant Program that included the first-ever formula funding for sexual and domestic agencies to stabilize sexual and domestic violence victim services throughout Virginia. Her active commitment to improving services for victims is evidenced by her accessibility and collaboration with those closest to the work and efforts to institute an efficient and responsive administration of funding so programs can focus on service delivery and program development, rather than be buried in administrative burdens.
Advocates, policy makers, legislators, local center staff and volunteers, community members interested in making policy change to improve the lives of Virginians.