The Virginia Victimization Screen (VVS) is a brief screening tool that can be used by a variety of professionals across systems to identify children and youth who have experienced victimization and/or been exposed to violence. In order to evaluate the reliability and validity of the VVS, four communities, Charlottesville City/Albemarle County, Washington County, Alexandria, and Hampton/Newport News piloted the VVS and accompanying training manual and module in 2017-2018. A third and final wave of piloting is currently taking place in the Metro Richmond region, with statewide rollout of the VVS scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2020.
Wave 3 Pilot Agencies/Organizations:
13th District Court Service Unit
Goals of the pilot phase include training front-line service providers to effectively administer the VVS and implement the Referral and Response Protocol; providing consistent technical assistance and support to all pilot site partners; facilitating additional topic-specific trainings based on pilot partner needs in order to enhance the knowledge and expertise of VVS administrators; evaluating the training and VVS administration process for successes and challenges; and collecting qualitative/quantitative data based on the VVS from pilot partners.