Loudoun County works to help victims of domestic abuse through the county's Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART). The team is composed of representatives of several Loudoun County agencies.
In 2009, the Loudoun DART was recognized by the Virginia Attorney General's Office for its work in responding to domestic violence. The Loudoun DART was honored as part of the program entitled “Safe In Our Communities: The Attorney General's Community Recognition Program for Promising Practices in Domestic Violence Response.”
The program recognizes the collaborative efforts of local agencies and organizations to keep domestic violence victims and their children safe and to hold offenders accountable. Only the localities that stand out as having the “best” or “promising” practices were selected for recognition.
Pictured from left: Susan Chasteen, Victim Witness Program; Lori Kaplan, Community Corrections; April Higgs, Community Corrections; Wendy Pineda, Juvenile Court Services; Kaye Wallace, DART Coordinator; William C. Mims, then-Attorney General; and Jeannie Mullane, Community Corrections.