Disrupting the Cycles of Child Abuse, Neglect and Poverty

Families Forward Virginia builds healthier, stronger, more self-sufficient families by partnering with families and communities. 

We are a statewide non-profit working with parents and children.

Supported by both public and private funding, Families Forward provides statewide leadership for and unifies support for a multitude of Virginia programs through evidence-based and multi-generational prevention strategies.

Download your Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit today.

Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen - Especially You, Especially Now is this year’s prevention theme for Child Abuse Prevention Month in Virginia. 

More than a reminder — it's a movement.

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America® launched the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign as a grassroots effort for individuals and organizations across the U.S. to take action. The campaign promotes healthy child development while raising awareness to prevent child abuse and neglect—before it ever happens.

More than 55,000 children in Virginia are reported victims of child abuse each year.

Working with parents and their children, we provide home visiting programs, family support and education, professional development, child sexual abuse prevention programs, advocacy, public awareness and public education. Employing a team of 25 professionals and supported by more than 50 local affiliated organizations and programs, Families Forward Virginia is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Making a Difference, Together


The Latest News & Updates

April 21, 2021

Help Children thru Digital Advocacy Day!

Join us and Prevent Child Abuse America in contacting your lawmakers and urging them to act now to reauthorize the bipartisan Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and increase funding for this important program.


March 31, 2021

Wear Blue to Celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Plant a Pinwheel for Prevention while supporting our work of disrupting the cycles of child abuse, neglect and poverty two generations at a time. In these unusual times, preventing child abuse and neglect are especially important, even if we can't physically plant pinwheels together. That's why this year's pinwheel garden is virtual and nationwide!
Donate and plant a pinwheel in support of #GrowingBetterTogether!


January 22, 2021

Jamia Crockett Selected as Next CEO

We’re excited to share that the Families Forward Board of Directors has selected Jamia Crockett as our next Chief Executive Officer!

After wrapping up her time at Mary Washington Healthcare, Jamia will officially join Families Forward as CEO the third week of February.

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