Linking Systems of Care Virginia

Pilot Sites

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

Challenge Discovery Projects

Richmond Police Department

Sacred Heart Center

St. Joseph’s Villa

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.