Resources Library: Community Coordination & Collaboration

Showing Up: How We See, Speak, and Disrupt Racial Inequity Facing Survivors

Added Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Action Alliance

(as originally posted by the Center for Survivor Agency & Justice)

In September 2017, REEP facilitated seven From Margins to Center Listening Sessions to facilitate dialogue across the field on racial and economic equity for survivors. This report dialogues-back with the community that contributed to the From Margins to Center Listening Sessions. It shares themes and issues from Listening Session conversations via text, graphics and illustrations in order to aid in self-reflection, challenge dominant narratives, support improved data collection and analysis, and to begin, continue, or advance conversations and work toward racial equity for domestic and sexual violence survivors and for all of us.

Strategic Planning Resources for Coordinated Community Response Teams

Added Monday, November 15, 2010 by Office of the Executive Secretary

Published by Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of Executive Secretary April 2009.

Summary: Virginia’s Plan for Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence

Added Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by 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.

4 pages.

Supporting Multilingual and Bicultural Rural Advocates

Added Friday, June 03, 2016 by Action Alliance

Rural dual/multi-service advocacy programs that are able to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to sexual violence survivors make services for all rural survivors more inclusive and accessible. Multilingual and bicultural advocates are an important part of rural agencies being able to provide these culturally and linguistically appropriate services. A multilingual advocate is someone who can understand and speak more than one language. Often, multilingual advocates are bicultural as well. A bicultural advocate is someone who balances the cultural attitudes and customs of two countries or ethnic groups, usually someone who has moved to the United States from another country or someone whose parents moved to the United States from another country. Advocacy programs often struggle to find, hire, and retain multilingual and bicultural rural advocates. This is why it is important to understand who these advocates are, where they come from, and how we can create a supportive work environment for them. This paper is intended for rural dual/multi-service agencies looking for suggestions on how they can support multilingual and bicultural rural advocates.

Ten Years and Counting:  The Persistence of Lethal Domestic Violence in Virginia

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

Final Report on domestic violence fatality review with recommendations from The Fatal Domestic Violence Workgroup. 
Published:  December, 2010

This report is a product of Virginia Department of Health's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project.  For more information, visit: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/medexam/dvfr/index.htm#Intro