Resources Library: Community Coordination & Collaboration

Brochure: Domestic Violence Fatality Review

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

Helping communities save lives and improve systems of public health and safety
Brochure addressing the following questions: What is fatality review? What are the benefits of fatality review? How is a fatality review team formed?
Published by: Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 2010. 2 pages. (Document title on CD: DVFRT brochure)

Community Assessment Tool

Added Sunday, December 19, 2010 by phertzler

This is an assessment tool to evaluate the policy and practice for effective process and enforcement of protective orders in a particular jurisdiction.  This tool is intended to be utilized by coordinated community response teams to assess the local community response.

Community Professionals’ Response to Intimate Partner Violence against Rural Older Women

Added Monday, March 28, 2016 by Action Alliance

The purpose of the study was to examine the awareness and experience of rural community professionals in Virginia dealing with intimate partner violence (IPV) in later life.  The reporting of IPV decreases as a survivor ages, but the problem does not go away.  Unfortunately, incidences of IPV in older adults are often lumped into the broader category of elder abuse.  This means that most community services are focused on alleviating abuse from adult children and caregivers. 

The current article found: (1) many rural community professionals likely to interact with older survivors were not aware of IPV issues when the survivor first presents; (2) social norms and cultural values played a large role in viewing IPV among older survivors; and (3) collaboration across agencies usually occurred because of legal mandates and healthcare emergencies for the older survivors.

Published: 2015 in the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence

Added Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by Action Alliance

The purpose of this brief is to share research on the connections between different forms of violence
and describe how these connections affect communities. It is our hope that this information, combined
with your own practical experience, will help practitioners like you to think strategically and creatively
about how you can:


1. Prevent all types of violence from occurring in the first place.


2. Coordinate and integrate responses to violence in a way that recognizes these connections and
considers the individual in the context of their home environment, neighborhood, and larger
community.

Cultivating SART Efficacy: Insights on the Impact of the Virginia Sexual Assault Response Team Mandate Report

Added Friday, August 04, 2017 by Department of Criminal Justice Services

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to release the report, Cultivating SART Efficacy: Insights on the Impact of the Virginia Sexual Assault Response Team Mandate. A collaborative effort between DCJS and the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (SVJI), the project explored the implications of the 2009 Code of Virginia legislation (§ 15.2-1627.4) that mandated the establishment of a multidisciplinary response to criminal sexual assault in each locality.

As you’ll see in the report, numerous considerations are presented to further enhance Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) efforts in Virginia. In the coming months, DCJS will begin exploring these considerations through a variety of collaborative efforts, to include training, resource development, SART protocol revisions, and more. We look forward to helping SARTs throughout Virginia become more efficient, more effective, and better able to serve victims of sexual assault.

A summary of results from the full national project is also available here.