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Community Outreach

Community outreach coordinators will serve as a key source of two-way communication within the Office of Attorney General. They will help spread important public safety and consumer protection information throughout the Commonwealth while also providing OAG senior leadership with information on local and regional concerns or emerging public safety threats.

Coordinators are available to work with or present to school groups, homeowners associations, civic groups, organizations for seniors, law enforcement, human services providers, and others on crime prevention, educational programs and services including:

 

Law enforcement resources: The OAG has many law enforcement resources available to local agencies, including trainings, prosecution and enforcement partnerships to combat multi-jurisdictional or complex issues, a computer crime unit that connects local law enforcement with computer forensics resources and much more.

 

Gun Violence Vigil - Large group of people all holding a chain of red paper hearts
   
Triad: A true community partnership between senior citizens and law enforcement facilitated by the OAG, Triad helps reduce crimes against the elderly by providing education and assistance. From helping senior citizens connect with community resources, to educating and providing information about known scams, Triad has served as a model promoting the safety of older Americans through community partnership for nearly 20 years. Community outreach coordinators can help localities start their own program, or support existing ones. Attorney General Mark Herring taking a photo with Tracy Williams
   
Virginia Rules: Virginia's law-related education program to help middle and high school students make good decisions, avoid breaking laws, and become responsible, active citizens within their schools and communities. Virginia Rules' interactive modules are easily accessible and engaging for young people. With numerous modules from dating violence, to gang awareness, to keeping a driver's license, Virginia Rules is a great resource for schools, community groups, and faith-based programs. Community outreach coordinators can present the modules themselves, or help train teachers, law enforcement, or community leaders to become Virginia Rules instructors. Virginia Rules Camp 2014 - AG Herring speaking to a group of kids wearing the tie dye camp t-shirt
   

Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Community outreach coordinators can assist with training law enforcement on lethality assessment protocols, an important tool in preventing further victimization. The OAG also operates an Address Confidentiality Programa confidential mail-forwarding service for domestic violence victims who have relocated to a location unknown to their abuser.

 

Start by Believing Campaign - Attorney General Mark Herring writing what he believes for the campaign.
   

Identity Theft Passport Program:  Community outreach coordinators can help victims of identity theft acquire an Attorney General's Identity Theft Passport, which provides them with supporting documentation that can be used to show they are the victim of an identity crime.  The passport is designed to serve as a shield to protect victims from unlawful detention or arrest for crimes committed by someone else under a stolen identity.

Identity Theft Guidebook - image of the cover of the guide.
   

Community Based Safety Programming: Community outreach coordinators can talk with groups about the latest consumer or public safety concerns emerging in your area and how to access resources to prevent victimization.  A coordinator can also review local needs so that appropriate assistance from the Attorney General's Office can be targeted to agency partners and the public.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Your Community Outreach Coordinators

YMCA Young Leaders program - AG Herring speaking at a young leaders event.