Impacting Lives With Crisis Intervention & Trauma Healing

The Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program (VALEAP) is proud to make a profound impact on the well-being and mental health of the Virginia public safety workforce. Through our comprehensive range of initiatives, VALEAP consistently serves over 2,000 individuals annually, comprising law enforcement personnel, first responders, and their families. Our commitment to fostering a healthier public safety workforce is unwavering, and we achieve this goal through various avenues that address the critical issue of mental health stigma.

One of VALEAP's primary objectives is to combat the stigma surrounding mental health within the law enforcement and first responder community. We firmly believe that the mental health and emotional resilience of these dedicated professionals are vital to ensuring the safety and security of our communities. To this end, VALEAP offers a multitude of programs and services designed to provide the necessary support, resources, and training.

Our training programs are tailored to equip law enforcement and first responders with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage and navigate the emotional challenges that often accompany their demanding roles. By fostering a culture of mental health awareness and resilience within these agencies, VALEAP aims to eliminate the stigma associated with seeking help and promote early intervention.


Furthermore, our Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) responses and Post Critical Incident Seminars play a pivotal role in addressing the psychological impact of traumatic events encountered in the line of duty. These initiatives provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to process their experiences, share their feelings, and receive the necessary guidance to cope with the aftermath of critical incidents.

VALEAP's commitment to improving the mental well-being of law enforcement and first responders extends beyond the individual to their families. Our Couples Enrichment Seminar is a testament to this dedication, offering essential resources and strategies to strengthen familial bonds and enhance the overall support system for public safety professionals.

In summary, VALEAP's multifaceted approach to combating mental health stigma and fostering a healthier public safety workforce through training, CISM responses, Post Critical Incident Seminars, and Couples Enrichment Seminars has a profound and positive impact on the lives of over 2,000 individuals annually. We are dedicated to working tirelessly towards creating a culture that values mental health and emotional well-being, ensuring that Virginia's law enforcement and first responders can continue to serve and protect with strength, resilience, and a deep sense of support. Together, we are building a safer and healthier Virginia.