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Regional Family Assistance Center Workshop

Regional Family Assistance Center Workshop

  • Hopewell, VA - 07/23/2024 05:00 AM

Victims Crisis Assistance and Response Team

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), invite you to a regional Family Assistance Center workshop on July 23, 2024. The workshop will be held at the American Legion Post located at 217 E. City Point Road in Hopewell, Virginia. This workshop will be both a learning and networking opportunity for those agencies in region 1, to include Hopewell and surrounding areas, who are called upon to respond in the aftermath of a mass casualty incident (MCI) and/or the establishment of an FAC. Your agency will have the opportunity to identify and discuss resource availability and gaps with agencies that you would be working with in a real-world MCI. We have invited representation from state police, local law enforcement, victim advocates, Commonwealth’s Attorney’s, Community Services Boards, the Red Cross, the Medical Reserve Corps, emergency management, social services, City Attorney’s Offices, and faith-based leaders from your region to take part in this learning and engagement opportunity.

Please RSVP by July 19, 2024.  We ask that if you are unable to attend, you select a designee to attend on your behalf. The individual at your agency who would generally serve as the main point of contact for such events and have knowledge of the agency emergency operations plan should attend this workshop. We ask that each agency limit the RSVP to one or two people from your agency due to limited space.

Please contact Dawn Bush at with any questions.

DCJS Page Contact

Dawn Bush
VCART Outreach & Training Specialist
Victims Services
(804) 659-1031