Navigating These Times Together

The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has challenged our nation and each of us. As many of us are managing personal stress, anxiety and fear, we are also stepping up to provide critical advocacy and support to those most vulnerable during this global crisis. Reports of increase rates of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and financial fraud, online sexual exploitation, among other types of crime victimization, coupled with significant changes to the criminal justice system including the release of thousands of inmates in an effort to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in jails and prisons, demands an immediate, coordinated and trauma-informed response. Many of you have shared with NOVA how your agency, community or installation is stepping up to develop such a response, despite challenges presented by teleworking, reduced staff, childcare issues, inadequate resources, and threats to staff health and safety.

Now more than ever, we are grateful for our NOVA family, and the importance of coming together to support each other and share best practices for responding to such challenges in this time of unprecedented need. As we navigate these uncertain times, NOVA will continue to offer space for our NOVA family--including advocates, crisis responders, NACP credentialed advocates, D-SAACP certified advocates and allied colleagues-to come together and exchange information, resources and receive support.

We care about YOU, especially during this pandemic when many of us are under shelter-at-home orders and have minimal contact with family, co-workers and friends. Your NOVA family is here for you. We hope you all stay healthy and safe, and please know that your NOVA team is only a call or email away.

We are all in this together. We will all get through this together.

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