IDVAAC extends special thanks to all of the speakers, participants, guests, volunteers, and others who helped make this event a phenomenal success.  We will post  presentations and other information from the event in the coming days. Please check back periodically for new information and updates. Thanks again for your support.





Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757.622.6664

The meeting and lodging site for the conference is the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, in downtown Norfolk. Located in historic Hampton Roads, the Sheraton is just a short distance from several attractions, including the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, one of the largest naval bases in the world; Hampton and Norfolk State universities; nationally acclaimed Chrysler Museum of Art, and Virginia Beach.


Hotel rooms are still available at a discounted rate. To make your reservations, please call the hotel directly at  757.622.6664, and ask for Dana Baker.  Please mention that you are reserving a room for the IDVAAC conference.


The Sheraton is less than 10 miles (15 - 20 minutes) from Norfolk International Airport.  Please be sure to secure your airline itinerary early to obtain the lowest airfare. Taxi fare between the airport and the Sheraton is approximately $35.  Airport Connection™ provides shuttle service between the airport and the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. Reservations are not required for airport pickup; however, reservations are necessary for your return trip to the airport.  For current rates and to make your reservation please call James River Transportation at 866.823.4626 or visit

Parking is available right next to the hotel at the Dominion Tower Parking Garage. Self-parking is $12/day and valet parking is $22/day, both with in-and-out privileges.


Assembling the Pieces

Community Insights

Safe Return

Assembling the Pieces Online

Read stories about promising practices to address domestic violence, book/video reviews and meet scholars and practitioners focused on the issue of domestic violence.

Community Insights Initiative

Learn about what African American communities perceive to be the causes and consequences of domestic violence as well as useful strategies they identify to address domestic violence.

Safe Return Initiative

Learn about the intersection between domestic violence and prisoner re-entry and IDVAAC’s efforts to keep women safe – from the penitentiary to the community.

Supervised Visitation & Exchange

Learn about IDVAAC’s efforts to enhance the delivery to supervised visitation and exchange services to culturally-specific and culturally diverse communities using centers in cases involving domestic violence.