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Be an Advocate for ChildrenSeal of Virginia

Welcome to the Prevent Child Abuse Virginia (PCAV) Advocacy web page. We are committed to promoting legislation, policies and programs that help to prevent child abuse and neglect, support healthy childhood development, and strengthen families.

What is advocacy?
Advocacy is as basic as speaking on behalf of oneself or others to get something done. For example, as child advocates we seek to ensure that the children in our community have a voice and that their needs are met. This can mean speaking on behalf of children and families to your local community officials, your state-level elected officials, or your federal policy-makers.


Why should you be an advocate?

The most obvious reason to be a child and family advocate is that you care. You care about the children in our country and want them to be safe, healthy, and happy. It follows that you want to help ensure that local, state, and federal policy-makers adopt, implement, and maintain important policies and programs that support children families. In order to ensure that these policies and programs are maintained, it is critical to have a sustained vocal and noticeable presence at all levels of policy-making. You can be part of that presence; and therefore, you can be part of the effort to protect our nations children and families.

  • Legislative bills PCAV is SUPPORTING during the ongoing General Assembly Session.  
  • Legislative bills PCAV is MONITORING during the ongoing General Assembly Session.
  • Legislative bills PCAV is OPPOSING during the ongoing General Assembly Session.


Tips For Educating Your Legislators

Interested in learning more?  Want to get involved?  Contact us for more information! info@pcav.org

To receive our Email Advocacy Alerts when quick action is needed, send an email to jschuchert@pcav.org and ask to be added to the list.