Resources Library: Multidisciplinary

Virginia Violent Death Reporting System: Recent Reports

Added Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

The Virginia Violent Death Reporting System has produced two recent reports on violent death in Virginia:

Virginia’s Lethal Loopholes: Policy Solutions to Domestic Homicides Committed with Firearms

Added Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

The Eductional Fund to Stop Gun Violence recently issued an overview of policy issues surrounding fatal domestic violence involving firearms in Virginia.  The full report can be found here.

WHY A TRANSCRIPT IS NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE YOUR VIDEOS COMPLIANT WITH ACCESSIBILITY LAW

Added Monday, June 27, 2016 by Action Alliance

Get tips about creating materials that are accessible to everyone you work with.  Learn "Why A Transcript Is Not Enough To Make Your Videos Compliant With Accessibility Laws" in this blog by 3PlayMedia.

Why We Stayed

Added Thursday, October 15, 2015 by Action Alliance

This 7-minute video is provided free by the creators of Private Violence, a feature-length documentary that explores domestic violence in the U.S.  This short video features survivors Bev Gooden, Kit Gruelle, Leslie Morgan Steiner and Mildred Muhammad.  It is perfect for engaging discussion via social media and in any classroom, volunteer training, survivors' group, community task force meeting, school, legal or health care setting.  Click here to view the video via YouTube.

Yes, Coalitions May Lobby

Added Thursday, June 02, 2016 by Action Alliance

From the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project:

As coalitions, may we lobby? Should we? It all seems so unclear, and many coalitions struggle with the particulars of lobbying. By its nature, a coalition is the advocacy organization for the state or territory on issues related to sexual violence. Coalitions may and should lobby. This resource presents the current federal guidelines and limitations as they affect coalitions and any coalition staff responsible for lobbying. State provisions also apply and you will need to seek out resources and legal assistance in your state or territory to help your coalition navigate and maintain compliance with any restrictions on lobbying.