Brain Injury Association of Virginia Gets Needed Boost

Del. Peace successfully secured funding for much needed improvements for the delivery of services to individuals with severe brain injuries Central Virginia- During the 2015 General Assembly session, Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover), successfully patroned budget language which directs funding for community based brain injury services to residents of the 97th District and across the Commonwealth.

Successful budget language requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental services to include stakeholders from the acquired brain injury community in their redesign process of the Medicaid waivers for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Additionally, funding was allocated to increase support for programs providing brain injury services through the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

Speaking to this important matter in a recent letter to Peace, Anne McDonnell, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia stated, “I cannot fully appreciate the difficult choices you and your Health and Human Resources subcommittee colleagues had to make, but I am confident the decisions were made with great care.  Your willingness to serve the citizens of Virginia with integrity and stewardship is greatly appreciated.”

According to their website, the mission of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) is a chartered state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America, and together we are “The Voice of Brain Injury through Help, Hope & Healing.”  For more information or to access services please visit:

Delegate Chris Peace is frequently rated one of Virginia’s most business-friendly conservatives. Peace’s voting record shows a consistent focus on opposing tax increases, protecting family values defending the Constitution, and promoting job creation and a high quality of life in Hanover, King William and New Kent counties.