Posted on: April 4, 2017

National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. Beginning as a week in the 1980's, the awareness efforts quickly grew into a month-long campaign towards preventing this crime. Historically, awareness campaigns have focused on t...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Avalon Youth Services (AYS) Now Available

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The Avalon Center now offers direct youth services including counseling, violence prevention, advocacy, and healthy relationships leadership training, monitored custody exchange, and more for communities within the Ninth District Court area.

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

$450,000 in DOJ Funding For Sexual Assault Prevention Initiatives in Williamsburg

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On Sept. 28, 2015, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the Department of Justice has awarded the James City County Police Department in Williamsburg, Virginia $450,000 through a grant to support programs that help prevent sexual assault...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

JCC AVAW Conference 2016 Explored... (Daily Press article)

Domestic violence is an issue sometimes unseen, even as it demands greater awareness in part because its effects can spread to the larger society, according to workshop leaders at the Historic Triangle Conference on Violence Against Women. The conference ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Avalon Works to Break the Cycle of Abuse

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That night, something felt different. She had been in the relationship for four years, and the abuse started after about a year. It started slowly, she said, with verbal jabs. He apologized, she forgave. They broke up, they got back together. She knew she...

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