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Advisory Letters & Statements

Part of the powers and duties of the FACT Board of Trustees is to “advise the Department of Social Services, the Board of Social Services, and the Governor on matters concerning programs for the prevention of child abuse and neglect and family violence, the treatment of abused and neglected children and their families, and such other issues related to child abuse and neglect and family violence as identified by the Commissioner.”

The following letters and statements were voted on my the FACT Board of Trustees to advise Virginia leaders and policy makers on the prevention and treatment of family violence across the lifespan and the protection of children across the Commonwealth.

2022

  • January 2022, Establishment of permanently staffed Children’s Cabinet, Letter to Dr. Bill Hazel & incoming Governor Youngkin’s Transition Team
  • February 2022, Support for Senate Bill 348, Letter to Governor Youngkin
  • May 2022, CAPTA Report, Letter to Commissioner Avula
  • October 2022, Response to CAPTA Report, Virginia Department of Social Services
  • November 2022, CPS Hotline Support, Letter to Governor Youngkin

2021

  • April 2021, Establish the Office of Children’s Ombudsman, Letter to Secretary Carey
  • May 2021, CAPTA Report, Letter to Commissioner Storen
  • November 2021, Response to CAPTA Report, Virginia Department of Social Services

2020

  • July 2020, CAPTA Report, Letter to Commissioner Storen
  • December 2020, Response to CAPTA Report, Virginia Department of Social Services

2019

  • July 2019, CAPTA Report, Letter to Commissioner Storen

2018

  • February 27Trauma-Informed Care/Kinship/Medicaid Expansion, Letter to Governor Northam 
  • May 14,  CAPTA Report, Letter to Commissioner Storen 
  • July 9Family Detainment at U.S. Border, FACT Board of Trustees’ statement 

2017

  • March 15, Senate Bill 1239-Child Care Exceptions, Letter to Governor McAuliffe