Resources Library: Community Coordination & Collaboration

Family and Intimate Partner Violence Fatality Review Protocol (3rd edition)

Added Sunday, December 19, 2010 by Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Team Protocol and Resource Manual (3rd Edition)

This Protocol and Resource Manual that supports the development of local and regional domestic violence fatality review teams in Virginia. The resources and materials included here provide directions on death review in the area of domestic violence homicides.
Published by: Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. December, 2009. 98 pages.
 

Forced Marriage is Abuse

Added Friday, August 19, 2016 by Action Alliance

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 16) states that “marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.” As such, forced marriage is a clear violation of human rights.

The tactics used to force someone into marriage or to punish him or her for leaving a forced marriage are also human rights violations. The life of someone forced into marriage may consist of daily abuses, including rape, forced labor, domestic violence, and deprivation of the right to education, which can result in severe and long-term harm, including deteriorating medical and mental health.

The Tahirih Justice Institute's www.preventforcedmarriage.org website is an incredibly useful tool that serves as a resource library for service providers and includes over 10 recorded webinars on different topics related to providing services to forced marriage survivors and individuals at risk, as well as research papers, including the 2011 survey study on "Forced Marriage in Immigrant Communities in the United States", recommended books, and a news archive.

Also, check out the Forced Marriage 101 Webinar and the attached brochure and fact sheet to learn more about how forced marriage impacts individuals in the United States.

Geographic Location and Type of Family and Intimate Partner Homicide in Virginia 1999-2008

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

This report presents information about the geopgraphic distribution of family and intimate partner homicide types among Virginia's five Health Planning Regions.

Published: February 2012
Data Included: 1999-2008

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

Guidance on Access to Domestic and Sexual Violence Service

Added Sunday, December 19, 2010 by Office of the Chief Medical Examiner


Memorandum that provides clarification on law and policy with regard to Virginia’s Local Family and Intimate Partner Fatality Review Teams’ review of service information for decedents who had accessed sexual and domestic violence services.
Written by: Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. September, 2010. 10 pages.
 

Homicide: An Analysis of Homicide in Virginia Among Those 50 Years or Older, 1999 – 2007

Added Sunday, December 19, 2010 by Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

A brief article examining intimate partner homicide in people age 50 or older which considers the following questions: (1)what were the characteristics of persons 50 years of age or older who were killed as a result of intimate partner discord or violence and (2) what were the circumstances surrounding intimate partner homicide events in which decedents were persons 50 years of age or older?
Published by: Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. June, 2010. 14 pages.