I-CAN! is a collaboration between the Partnership for People with Disabilities and the VCU School of Social Work and is supported by grant funding through the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victims Fund by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. The mission of the I-CAN! Accessibility Project is to promote and facilitate awareness about the abuse of people with disabilities and to advocate for equal access to services and legal protections. The project began in 2007 and has successfully received continuation grants every two years.
This booklet provides specific information and resources for individuals living in Richmond, Virginia, but it may also be helpful for individuals living in other areas of Virginia.
This booklet was developed by the I-CAN Accessibility Project a collaboration between Partnership for People with Disabilities. It describes Virginia’s Protective Order process. Includes: What is a Protective Order and how it can help you? Types of Protective Orders and what to expect when you go to the Courthouse.
Across the U.S., there has been an increase in the use of video camera surveillance. Individuals are using these in their homes or just outside of the home to deter crime or monitor their homes while away. As with any technology, there are empowering uses and risks.
Recently, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a partner and technical assistance provider for the Action Alliance, notified us that they have been receiving requests for information about the use of surveillance cameras inside shelter spaces. We have created some rough guidance for you based on
Virginia-specific laws (where applicable) and the experiences of Action Alliance staff to help you determine if this is the right path for your agency to take.
To view the recorded webinar, follow this link. For additional resources, see below.
Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) recently released findings of a new study called Prospective Post-Traumatic Stress disorder Symptom Trajectories in Active Duty and Separated Military Personnel, which examines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in Veterans, compared with active-duty populations.
This is the first known study comparing PTSD symptom trajectories of current service members with those of Veterans, and is the product of a collaborative effort from VA and DOD researchers analyzing data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), the largest prospective health study of military service members.
To learn more about the study itself, click here.
VAWnet is a resource library with to thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression. Here you’ll find resources on domestic violence, sexual violence, funding, research, and international issues. You’ll also find news, announcements, and events related to the work of the movement and related fields of practice. From the comprehensive lists of resources found in Special Collections to the concise interpretations of current research in our peer-reviewed Applied Research Papers, VAWnet has a variety of formats and material types to offer.