Resources Library: Publications/Reports

Advocacy in Virginia - 2018

Added Friday, June 28, 2019 by Action Alliance

Virginia's Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies are your community's front-line response to violence. See the incredible impact that sexual and domestic violence advocates made in 2018, providing life-saving services to those in need around the Commonwealth.

Advocacy in Virginia - 2019

Added Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by Action Alliance

Virginia's Sexual and Domestic Violence advocates are our community's front-line responders to survivors of violence. They provide not only crisis response and shelter for survivors, but also assistance to meet financial, housing, employment, and legal services needs. See the incredible impact that sexual and domestic violence advocates made in 2019, providing these life-saving services around the Commonwealth.

Advocacy in Virginia - 2020

Added Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by Action Alliance

Virginia's Sexual and Domestic Violence advocates are our community's front-line responders to survivors of violence. They provide not only crisis response and shelter for survivors, but also assistance to meet financial, housing, employment, and legal services needs.

With the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, stay-at-home orders and closures designed to protect the public from COVID-19 left many survivors isolated or trapped at home with abusive partners and family members. Advocates quickly pivoted to meet survivors' needs, creating and maintaining virtual support opportunities, ongoing safety planning, including better understanding the safer use of technology, and using flexible funding to support emergency hotel stays and building relationships with new housing partners. And they did this amidst a constantly changing funding and financial climate, increased social unrest and calls for justice, and countless other barriers thrown in front of them.

Advocates have always gone above and beyond on behalf of survivors, so much of which goes unseen. 

This infographic helps illustrate the incredible impact that sexual and domestic violence advocates made in 2020, providing life-saving services to survivors of violence around the Commonwealth.

Are Victims Services Programs Liable for Criminal “Harboring” When They Work with Immigrant Survivors of Crime?

Added Monday, December 09, 2019 by Action Alliance

Community-based crime victim advocacy programs that provide services to undocumented immigrant survivors of crimes can minimize risks to their program, funding, employees, and clients by adopting and following policies that take the laws on harboring undocumented immigrants into account. This Advisory answers common questions about providing shelter and other program services to undocumented victims, describes the law and federal policy (as of the Advisory’s publication date), and proposes best practices for programs, but it is not legal advice. Immigration and criminal laws vary from region to region, and federal immigration enforcement policies are constantly changing. Programs should analyze their program-specific risks, their community’s particular needs, and the laws in their jurisdiction—including legal duties associated with an agency’s funding sources—as they design or update program policies. Consulting a local immigration attorney with criminal law experience is highly advisable.

Barriers to and Promising Practices for Collaboration between Adult Protective Services and Domestic Violence Programs

Added Wednesday, November 04, 2015 by Action Alliance

Barriers to and Promising Practices for Collaboration between Adult Protective Services and Domestic Violence Programs is published by the National Center on Elder Abuse and the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA). This report recommends that Adult Protective Services (APS) and Domestic Violence Programs collaborate on providing services for older adults experiencing domestic violence. Included are potential barriers to collaboration as well as examples of successful collaborations and initiatives.