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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.

Technology Safety Planning with Survivors

Added Thursday, April 03, 2014 by Action Alliance

Technology has a major impact on survivors of abuse. It can be used by a survivor to access help, to strategically maintain safety and privacy, and to remain connected to family and friends. It is often used to prove guilt and hold offenders accountable. Yet, technology, in its various forms, is also misused by abusers and perpetrators in crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking. The National Network to End Domestic Violence has developed Technology Safety Planning with Survivors to address how technology impacts the safety, privacy, accessibility, and civil rights of victims.

The State of Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Communities of Virginia

Added Friday, August 01, 2014 by Action Alliance

Report of a 10-month study completead in 2008 and conducted by the Virginia Anti-Violence Project.  The study included a survey of 1,000 individuals who identified as LGBTQ Virginians and addressed their experiences of sexual, intimate partner, and hate violence.  They study also included a questionnaire for sexual and domestic violence agencies and LGBTQ service organizations regarding the services they offer LGBTQ individuals experiencing violence.  59 pages, includes survey and questionnaire.

Violence At Home—The FACT Report 2013

Added Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Action Alliance

The FACT Report presents three types of indicators to communicate factors relevant to family violence in Virginia:

  •     community context in which family violence develops;
  •     scope of family violence experienced by individuals; and
  •     capacity of the community to respond to family violence.

Violence at Home: The FACT Report 2014

Added Monday, February 02, 2015 by Action Alliance

When the first Violence at Home: The FACT Report was published in 2010, information about the extent of family violence in Virginia was scattered across state agencies, often divided by the age of the
victim or the nature of the crime. The FACT Report pulled this data into one document in an easy-to-understand format. The 2014 FACT Report is now taking this mission, to provide a comprehensive view of family violence in Virginia, a step further through the creation of a dynamic, online web portal. The portal includes 18 indicators of family violence, spanning 8 years of data for many of these measures, and presents them in an interactive report format. The information contained in this publication will highlight trends and recommendations. The full data tables that were previously located in the FACT Report and Report Appendix are now found online at: http://www.fact.virginia.gov/family-violence-indicator-locality-data-tool. To ease in the transition away from the print publication to an online data portal, this year’s FACT Report will also include report examples. Full step-by-step instructions for creating these reports can be found online at: http://www.fact.virginia.gov/step-by-step.