Resources Library: Corrections

Research Across the Walls: A Guide to Participatory Research Projects & Partnerships to Free Criminalized Survivors

Added Thursday, February 07, 2019 by Action Alliance

For many survivors, experiences of policing, criminalization, and incarceration are deeply intertwined with gender-based violence. Yet very little research exists about criminalization of survivors. With this research guide, we aim to equip more people with tools, resources, ideas, and models to pursue urgently needed community-based research projects. We hope this guide inspires more organizers, advocates, attorneys, scholars, and survivors — especially those who are currently and formerly incarcerated — to lead research projects that will contribute to a growing body of data and information to fight for the freedom and well-being of criminalized survivors, and of all people.

Resource Guide: Combating Violence Against Women

Added Thursday, July 02, 2015 by Action Alliance

This Resource Guide was developed by the Department of Homeland Security Council on Combating Violence Against women and includes summaries and links to programs, initiatives, training, and services that can be leveraged by communities across the country to combat these types of crimes.  For foreign victims, immigration relief stabilizes a victim’s status in the U.S., which enables the victim to feel a level of security and report the crime. This Resource Guide provides an overview of immigration relief and support for victims.

SAFE RETURN: Working Toward Preventing Domestic Violence When Men Return from Prison

Added Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Action Alliance

The Safe Return Initiative focuses on strengthening domestic violence services for African American women and their children when they are facing the return of an intimate partner from prison. It does this by building culturally specific technical capacity within and cooperation among justice institutions and community-based and faith-based organizations. Its goals are to keep women and their children safe and improve the odds of successful reentry by offering peer-based learning, training, information sharing, and on-site assistance designed to help criminal justice and community-based
organizations better serve African Americans dealing with prisoner reentry.