About NOVACares

NOVACares/Sexual Assault Services (SAS)
7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 817, Annandale, VA 22003

Monica Chenault, NOVACares Program Manager, 703-425-5472, mchenault@nvcc.edu

Teresa Bell, NOVACares Case Manager, 703-425-5202, tmbell@nvcc.edu

Connie Kirkland, Director of Sexual Assault Services, 703-323-2136, cokirkland@nvcc.edu

Sexual Assault Services Coordinators (SAS), 703-338-0834 (24/7), nova.sas@nvcc.edu (24/7)

The NOVACares Office provides assistance, resources and interventions to members of the NOVA community. Through the use of our NOVACares on-line reporting system and NOVACares responders, we encourage a “See Something – Say Something” approach to campus safety, meeting the requirements of federal and state laws, as well as VCCS policy to help prevent campus-based violence.  NOVACares responders include the Campus, Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Teams, Deans of Students, Conduct Officers, Academic Deans, Human Resources, Title IX Office, NOVA Sexual Assault Services (SAS), NOVACares Case Manager and NOVA Police Department.   Reports that indicate severe risk or imminent danger are directed to the college–wide Threat Assessment Team (TAT) for review.  The NOVACares Office strives to support students, faculty and staff with a wide range of on-campus and off-campus resources.   It also provides education and training on multiple topics including crisis management, classroom management, stress, grief and healthy lifestyles.

The NOVA Sexual Assault Services (SAS) program addresses issues of sexual assault, dating/partner violence and stalking. SAS provides referral community resources to students, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

Free and Confidential Services offered by SAS:

  • information regarding options for reporting and staying safe
  • referral services to other community agencies
  • information about protective orders and victim’s rights
  • counseling and support services
  • academic advocacy
  • victims/survivors’ support groups

The Sexual Assault Services (SAS) program provides educational outreach in classrooms on these issues by request. We also assist students working on research projects or classroom assignments related to sexual assault, relationships, violence and abuse and stalking.

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