Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is about power and control, a crime and a choice made by a person. It is a pattern of controlling behaviors that may include physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence happens when one person uses a pattern of behavior to gain power and control over the other person.

Child/Elder Abuse

Child Abuse and Elder Abuse are NOT limited to any particular group of people, whether it’s social, economic, ethnic, religious or cultural.

Resources

Resources page contains important phone numbers, newsletter, forms, downloads, Voice of  Hope Magazine.

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Marion County Children’s Alliance Family Violence Prevention Workgroup

In an effort to undertake the challenges in addressing the impact of domestic violence in Marion County, the Marion County Children’s Alliance, under the Board of Directors, hired a family violence prevention coordinator in 2005 to facilitate the Family Violence Prevention workgroup, which consist of representatives from a variety of social services, non-profit and for- profit agencies and the community members.

Family Violence is defined as abuse among people who live together or who are related by kinship or trust. Examples include child abuse, teen dating violence, domestic violence and elder abuse.

The Alliance works in conjunction with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, the Ocala Police Department, judicial and juvenile justice departments and other organizations in an effort to create a community environment that promotes and supports non-violent, familiar relationships.

The effort includes the following strategic steps:

  • Improving communication among agencies, organizations and individuals involved in family violence prevention.
  • Educating all segments of the population on relevant facts of family violence.
  • Improving the delivery of services to the victims of family violence.
  • Establishing benchmarks for participating agencies.
  • Working towards a unified strategy for all agencies.

The workgroup meets the second Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, located at 692 N. W. 30th Ave., Ocala, Florida 34475. The meeting is open to the public. Support the FVP Workgroup.

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Want to know more about the Family Violence Prevention Workgroup?

Attend a Family Violence Prevention Meeting

The workgroup meets the second Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, located at 692 N. W. 30th Ave., Ocala, Florida 34475. The meeting is open to the public.

 

Volunteer for FVP Workgroup Event

Visit our Resources Page and download the volunteer form to participate in one of our many community events.

 

 

Download the Children’s Alliance Monthly Newsletter

The Marion County Children’s Alliance News informs readers of current events in the nonprofit and social service fields. Get your copy Here.

 

Schedule A Presentation On Teen Dating Violence

Teen dating violence usually happens in a relationship when one person uses a pattern of behavior to gain control over the other person. Teen Dating Violence is often hidden because teenagers typically, are inexperienced with dating relationships, are pressured by peers to act violently,  want independence from parents or have romantic views of love.

Call (352)438-5990 to schedule a presentation.

Become A Business Partner In Our Community Events

The opportunity to support the Family Violence Prevention Workgroup’s efforts to reduce domestic violence in our community and provide resources and services to support our victims and survivors. A receipt will be provided and your donation may be tax deductible.

We are currently seeking sponsor for our 13th Annual Back 2 School Bash on June 30, 2016. Donations can be made through Eventbrite 

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16th Annual Break the Silence on Violence Conference Guest Speaker: Mildred D. Muhammad Tickets Available on Eventbrite
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Members of the community join together in honor of the victims and survivors of Domestic Violence in the month
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A special evening event with a special guest speaker, entertainment and sharing of stories honoring the victims and survivors