Faith Forum on Domestic Violence

Safe Sacred Spaces Across the Commonwealth

The James City County Alliance on Violence Against Women is pleased to present a faith-based forum on domestic violence. Our faith-based communities play a critical role in the response to domestic violence as our faith leaders may be the only person a victim turns to for guidance and in seeking help. This forum begins the important discussion on best practices in delivering guidance and support to our victims and the need for successful collaboration to support faith leaders in their role of providing counseling, making referrals, and helping to ensure the safety of our victims of domestic violence.


Thank You From The JCC AVAW...


Thank you to everyone that participated in the June 2019 Faith Forum. The James City County Alliance on Violence Against Women (JCC AVAW) sincerely appreciates the attendees, professionals, service providers, and faith leaders whose presence, knowledge, and support made this training a successful step towards further strengthening the coordinated community response efforts within the Historic Triangle region.  A special "thank you" to the following individuals and organizations for this event:

  • Peninsula HART (Historic Area Religions Together)
  • Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse
  • Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg, VA
  • Avalon Center, Williamsburg, VA
  • Pastor Dr. Whitehead, Sr., New Zion Baptist Church, Williamsburg, VA
  • Assoc. Pastor Clayton, Williamsburg United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, VA
  • James City County Web & Graphic Design Team Members

The JCC AVAW looks forward to collaborating with these dedicated leaders moving forward.


The project was supported by Grant No. 2015-WE-AX-0009 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.