Linking Systems of Care Virginia


In order to develop resources and processes that support implementation of the Linking Systems of Care (LSC) model, staff has convened a number of multi-disciplinary committees to solicit input and feedback on an ad hoc or ongoing basis over the course of the project. The current LSC Committees are:

Policy Committee:

The Policy Committee will assess policies for on child and youth victimization, focusing on screening/identification, referral and youth/family engagement practices. To achieve this goal, this committee will:

  • Identify current written policies associated with the provision of services to the Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care (LSC) target population, to include state code, agency policy and guidance, etc.;
  • In collaboration with state agencies, review state policy around screening processes, child and family engagement, and referral processes, and share review reports with the agency that implemented the policy.
  • Identify cross-agency themes; and, as deemed appropriate by the Partner Agency Team, make recommendations for legislative and policy reform to improve the consistency and coordination of services for children and youth crime victims across and within systems.
  • Develop a best practice checklist around trauma-informed services for state agencies to use when developing and issuing Requests for Proposals and Applications.

Staff leads: Chidi Uche,; and Laurie Crawford,

Training Committee:

The Training Committee will develop and promote training curricula for a wide range of partnering stakeholders that supports a trauma-informed statewide rollout of the Virginia Victimization Screen (VVS). To achieve this goal, this committee will:

  • Understand the content of the screening tool, which includes types of victimization, common symptoms of exposure to crime and/or trauma, and protective factors;
  • Identify and respond to the training needs of VVS administrators in the pilot sites; to include coordinating with NCJFCJ and other stakeholders to provide regional trainings.
  • Review and give feedback on training plan (regional, statewide, and web-based trainings);
  • Make modifications to live training manual per recommendations from the research analyst, technical assistance providers, project staff, and staff from Pilot Sites; and,
  • Identify, assess, and respond to training needs of service providers who are or potentially will implement the VVS, research and promote existing curricula and modify/develop new curricula as necessary.
  • Develop e-Learning modules to support the VVS and other LSC toolkit items.

Staff lead: Stacie Vecchietti,