DVC Committees: Overview

PLEASE NOTE: DVC MEETINGS (Except for Executive Board) are temporarily suspended until September, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Committee meetings will resume in September, 2020 via Zoom.

Consortium General Meeting

The Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium meets quarterly  from 12:30-1:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (March, June, September and December) at the Bivona Child Advocacy Center, 1 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.


The Domestic Violence Consortium (DVC) functions through a committee process. An active member agency of the DVC is required to have representation on at least one of the committees listed below.

Executive Committee

Meets 12:30-2:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Crime Victims Resource Center (244 South Plymouth Avenue). This committee consists of 7 members, elected annually, by active member agencies. It is responsible for day to day organization of the Consortium, setting strategic direction, managing record keeping, providing oversight relative to achievement of grant objectives (when funding is secured), works with committee chairs to assess progress and establish objectives, and provides direct supervision to the DVC Coordinator (when funded).

Criminal Justice Committee

Meets 12:30-1:30 on the 4th Thursday of each month at  the Crime Victims Resource Center (244 South Plymouth Avenue).
This committee provides a forum for the legal & law enforcement community, advocates & service providers to protect victims and hold offenders accountable. Specifically, the committee:

  • Identifies gaps in services in the community and explores remedies
  • Reviews difficult cases and shares resource information to develop a strategy to meet victim’s needs
  • Shares information about new resources, legislation and agency updates impacting services

Legislative Advocacy Committee

Meets 12:30-1:30 on the 1st Wednesday of each month from November-May at  the Crime Victims Resource Center (244 South Plymouth Avenue). This committee works to advocate for legislation related to domestic violence, while planning the annual Legislative Breakfast and coordinating the DVC’s contribution to NYSCADV’s Annual Legislative Advocacy Day.  For more information regarding the Legislative Advocacy Committee, see the committee’s updated charter here.

Diversity and Inclusivity Committee

Meets  12:30-1:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month  at Crime Victims Resource Center (244 South Plymouth Avenue). This committee establishes a forum for member agencies to create, enhance and sustain inclusive and diverse services with the goal of ensuring all member agencies provide inclusive services.

Education Committee

Meets 12:30-1:30 pm 4th Tuesday of each month  at Crime Victims Resource Center (244 South Plymouth Avenue).This committee is dedicated to improving the quality of domestic violence services by planning, coordinating and providing training and technical assistance programs to member and community agencies. DV 101 Training is developed by this committee to inform the community about who we are and what we do.