In 2004, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation stating that “the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall promote the use of local and regional sexual assault response team policy and protocol, established pursuant to subdivision 46 of §9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia, as an integral part of an effective coordinated community response to sexual assault” (Virginia Acts of Assembly, Chapter 980). The Code directs that DCJS shall “establish training standards and publish a model policy and protocols for local and regional sexual assault response teams” (§9.1-102). In accordance with these legislative mandates, DCJS developed these guidelines based on review of existing state and national protocols and best practices and consultations with local Virginia sexual assault response team members. This model protocol focuses on adult sexual assault.
A report on a 2-year (2006-2008) demonstration project funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.
Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic VIolence Action Alliance, 2009.
A journal for professionals working with victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Volume 5 celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Virginia coalition, and includes the following topics: 30 Years of Making History; Reflections From Those Who Have Worked on the Front Lines; Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence Share Their Stories; A Brief History of Virginia's First Rape Crisis Center and Domestic Violence Program; Maps Depicting Expansion of Virginia's Domestic Violence Programs and Sexual Assault Crisis Centers; Brief Bios of the "30 Voices for 30 Years" Honorees.
Volume 5; January 2012.
Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic VIolence Action Alliance.
The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance), with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), entered into a Cooperative Agreement for the purpose of building capacity to prevent IPV in communities throughout the Commonwealth. The Cooperative Agreement, called DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances), began in 2003 and continues today.
A major aspect of DELTA has been development of the statewide “Virginia Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Plan,” based on a systematic 10-step planning process called “Getting to Outcomes.” The goal was to create and implement evidence-based strategies that prevent first-time perpetration of intimate partner violence. This document summarizes the 5 goals developed during the planning process.
Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. 2009.
A palm card for survivors of sexual assault that provides information on P.E.R.K. exams, including "What is a P.E.R.K.?", "Do I have to have a P.E.R.K.?", "Who will pay for the exam?", "What do I need to know if I am considering having a P.E.R.K.?"
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