Resources Library: Prevention

2009 Family and Intimate Partner Homicide Report

Added Monday, April 09, 2012 by Office of Attorney General

This report examines the characteristics and circumstances of those killed as a result of family and intimate partner violence or conflict in Virginia in 2009. Basic information about these deaths for the five year period between 2005 and 2009 is provided in an addendix.

Published: February 2012
Data Included: 2005-2009

This report is a product of Virginia Department of Health's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Family & Intimate Partner Homicide Surveillance Project.  For more information about this project, visit: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/medExam/familyintimatepartnerviolencehomicidesurveillance.htm

2016 New Protective Order Law - What does it mean?

Added Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by Action Alliance

On July 1, the new law that prohibits persons subject to protective orders from possessing firearms will take effect. We have designed a brief FAQs sheet about the new law that provides some basic information on what the law does, what it doesn’t do, and outlines conversations/issues that communities need to be talking about to come up with protocols. It also provides a link to some best practices.

DCJS has also put some information up on their site.  This link has information on a recent brochure that DCJS developed on the new law, a list of law enforcement agencies who are willing to accept firearms, and a link to a new grant opportunity to fund pilot sites for implementing the new law.  In short, there is not a statewide directive for implementation.  Local courts, law enforcement, domestic violence programs and other stakeholders have to come together to come up with a plan for their locality.

Assistance With Protective Orders - I-CAN! Virginia FAQ’s

Added Monday, February 10, 2014 by Office of the Executive Secretary

I-CAN! Virginia is a free online tool that helps a person complete the forms necessary to ask the court for a protective order. These frequently asked questions provide answers to questions regarding how the program works.  

Best Practice Tools and Resources for Coordinated Community Response Teams

Added Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Office of the Executive Secretary

An annotated list of best practice resources for coordinated community response teams. Resources include a wide range of resources such as a toolkit for newly created CCR teams, a blueprint with model policies for more advanced CCR teams, links to related webinars and trainings, and other helpful information and publications.

Building Healthy Relationships Across Virginia

Added Friday, October 07, 2016 by Action Alliance

The Teen Dating Violence Prevention Facilitator’s Guide began its “life” in February 1996. The project benefited greatly when Cindy Katona agreed to lead the working committee. With her dedication, enthusiasm and remarkable creativity, Cindy inspired an amazing number of people to do an incredible amount of work. She also recruited vast numbers of volunteers from the Winchester area as ad-hoc members of the committee to field test and refine the curriculum. The First Edition of the guide, titled “Virginia Responds: Teens Building Violence-Free Relationships,” was published by VADV in early 1997, and was welcomed by a diverse range of professionals working with teens.

The year 2004 marked the official beginning of VSDVAA and a greater focus on primary prevention work. It was in this environment that dating violence prevention work with
teens became a priority, and VSDVAA took on the formidable task of revamping the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Facilitator’s Guide. Drawing upon the expertise and
enthusiasm of members of VTDVP Taskforce, VSDVAA staff member Brad Perry was able to obtain invaluable feedback about how the First Edition of the guide was being
used and how a subsequent edition should be modified in order to maximize functionality.  Dozens of meetings and countless work hours later, a new, more streamlined
guide began to take shape with a greater focus on activities.