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Sexual and Domestic Violence, Advisory Committee on

  • Description: The Advisory Committee is an advisory committee in the executive branch of state government. The Advisory Committee shall have the responsibility for advising and assisting the Board, the Department, all agencies, departments boards, and institutions of the Commonwealth, and units of local government, or combinations thereof, on matters related to the prevention and reduction of sexual and domestic violence in the Commonwealth, and to promote the efficient administration of grant funds to state and local programs that work in these areas.
  • Staff Contact:

    The Department of Criminal Justice Services, Francine C. Ecker, Director and
    Shannon Dion, Director of Agency Policy and Legislative Affairs - shannon.dion@dcjs.virginia.gov
    (804)692-0977
    (804)786-3414 fax
    1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
Name
The Honorable David B. Albo
Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
Name Appointed By
The Honorable Barbara A. Favola Senate Committee on Rules
The Honorable Thomas K. Norment Jr., Chair, Crime Commission By Statute
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
6 Citizens Governor  
7 Citizens By Statute  
Additional Members: The Advisory Committee shall have a total of 15 members consisting of the following, or their designees: the Commissioner of Social Services; the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services; the Commissioner of Health; the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development; the Executive Director of the Virginia sexual and domestic violence coalition; one member of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; one member of the House of Delegate to be appointed by the Speaker of the House; the Chairman of the Virginia State Crime Commission; and the Attorney General. The membership shall also consist of six nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be a representative of a crime victims' organization or a victim of sexual or domestic violence, one of whom shall be a member of the board of the Virginia Victim Assistance Network, and four of whom shall be directors of local sexual and domestic violence programs, of whom one shall be a director of a program that concentrates solely on domestic violence, one shall be a director of a program that concentrates solely on sexual violence, and two shall be directors of programs that work in both sexual and domestic violence.

Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 1 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 2 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 13
Max # Ex Officio: 0
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