Resources Library: Community Coordination & Collaboration

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.

How Community Service Boards and Domestic Violence Programs Can Help Each Other

Added Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Virginia Department of Social Services

This Power Point presentation was developed and presented by Martha Kurgan from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services at the Virginia Department of Social Services Promising Practices conference on September 16, 2013. 

Infographics: How Oppressive Systems Connect and How Justice Movements Connect

Added Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by Action Alliance

Gender-based violence (or the process of controlling, coercing, or otherwise exerting power over someone because of their gender) is both a tool and a driver of white supremacy. Ending gender-based violence requires us to see and dismantle the same forces that support the existence of white supremacy. At the same time, this work calls us to envision and work toward equity and liberation, while breaking out of silos.

The infographic, "How Oppressive Systems Connect" illustrates examples of how gender-based violence is driven by white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, and capitalism. "How Justice Movements Connect" illustrates examples of how gender justice is supported by movements to build racial justice, economic justice, trans and queer liberation, and reproductive justice. 

These resources are helpful for your prevention work, new staff orientation, volunteer training, board training, and other environments where you are exploring the many ways in which work to end sexual and intimate partner violence intersects with work to build racial justice, reproductive justice, economic justice, and trans and queer liberation. 

Intersectionality of Forced Marriage with Other Forms of Abuse in the United States

Added Monday, May 02, 2016 by Action Alliance

In the United States, forced marriage can impact individuals of any age, gender, socio-economic status, ethnic or religious background.  In a 2011 survey, service providers in the U.S. (primarily legal and social service agencies in the domestic violence and sexual assault field but also including law enforcement, school and university staff, counselors and other legal professionals) reported encountering as many as 3,000 known or suspected cases of forced marriage (Tahirih Justice Center, 2011).  The current article is a follow up looking at the intersectionality of other forms of abuse and forced marriage.