Increasing awareness of the prevalence of domestic and sexual violence in later life.


A community events calendar to promote the work of the task force and its partner agencies.


Governmental agencies, community organizations and concerned citizens coming together to prevent elder abuse in the Richmond metro area.

Who We are. Our mission.


The Central Virginia Task Force on Domestic Violence in Later Life is a multi-disciplinary local partnership of organizations working since 1998 to raise awareness and improve the community response to women aged 50 and older who experience domestic, sexual, or family violence. We accomplish our work through quarterly, multi-disciplinary meetings which always include a professional development component; an annual cross-disciplinary training; workshops and trainings; and by providing technical assistance to agencies in developing best practices to address abuse in later life.

How We Started.

The Task Force was birthed at Virginia Commonwealth University, at the Virginia Center on Aging (VCoA). VCoA is a statewide agency created by the Virginia General Assembly, with our home at Virginia Commonwealth University in the School of Allied Health Professions. For more than 30 years, VCoA has worked to protect and improve the quality of life of older Virginians, so that they might remain interdependent and contributing members to life in Virginia. Partnerships with others have made our initiatives possible. Please consider offering a donation if you wish to join us in accomplishing this work.