Resources Library: Community Coordination & Collaboration

Promoting Collaboration Between Victim Advocates and Sex Offender Management Professionals: A Resource Package

Added Monday, October 31, 2016 by Action Alliance

This document was developed collaboratiely by the Center for Sex Offender Management, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Resource Sharing Project, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Office of Violence Against Women, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (S.M.A.R.T.)  This resource can be used for cross-training, self-learning, fostering dialogue among new or developing teams, public education, or otherwise supporting multidisciplinary collaboration to respond to sexual violence.

Resources Addressing the Unique Needs of Black and Latin@ LGBQ/T Survivors of Partner Abuse

Added Friday, September 05, 2014 by Action Alliance

TOD@S (Transforming Ourselves through Dialogue, Organizing, and Services) is an interagency collaboration between The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, The Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health, The Network / La Red, and Renewal House (a program of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry) in Boston, Massachusetts. Their mission is to improve and increase access to intervention and prevention services for Black and Latin@ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people affected by partner abuse.

They have created a Community Needs Assessment and Action Plan as well as a training for community service providers.

Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART): A Model Protocol for Virginia

Added Thursday, October 25, 2012 by Department of Criminal Justice Services

In 2004, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation stating that “the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall promote the use of local and regional sexual assault response team policy and protocol, established pursuant to subdivision 46 of §9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia, as an integral part of an effective coordinated community response to sexual assault” (Virginia Acts of Assembly, Chapter 980). The Code directs that DCJS shall “establish training standards and publish a model policy and protocols for local and regional sexual assault response teams” (§9.1-102). In accordance with these legislative mandates, DCJS developed these guidelines based on review of existing state and national protocols and best practices and consultations with local Virginia sexual assault response team members. This model protocol focuses on adult sexual assault.

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.