Resources Library: Tools

LGBT DV: Beyond the Wheel - Tactics of Abuse

Added Monday, May 22, 2017 by Action Alliance

This document, developed and produced by The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse, takes a deeper look beyond the power and control wheel to dig deeper into tactics of abuse often used against people within the LGBTQ community.

Liberatory Practices for Accountability Across the Social Ecological Model

Added Friday, October 09, 2020 by Action Alliance

What does accountability look like without punishment, isolation, and shaming?

What are the shifts we can make in ourselves, our relationships, communities, and as a society to move from punishment to true accountability, which builds connection and encourages growth?

This infographic, created for the Action Alliance webinar series, “Reimagining Our Legacy: Transforming from Criminalization to Liberation”, seeks to offer a few ways in which we can practice methods of accountability that liberate us from punishment and harm and move us toward healing and connection.

Military Resource Handbook for Virginia’s Sexual and Domestic Violence Centers

Added Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Action Alliance

A comprehensive handbook for Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies who may be working with victims/survivors serving in the military. Includes Department of Defense policies on sexual and domestic violence, reporting procedures, tips for collaboration between civilian and military organizations, sample safety plans, and additional resources.

Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic VIolence Action Alliance.

January, 2008.

60 pages.  

Model Policies for Providing Services to LGBTQ Survivors of Violence

Added Friday, August 01, 2014 by Action Alliance

This guide is intended to assist sexual and domestic violence direct service organizations in
Virginia that wish to better serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)
survivors of violence.
There are two major sections to this guide:
1. Model Policies
2. Best Practices

The guide is available in both English and Spanish

New Resources on Adult Fatality Review in Virginia

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

As of July 1, 2015, Virginia law supports the formation of local and regional Adult Fatality Review Teams (AFRTs) to identify and review deaths involving abuse, neglect and exploitation of incapacitated and older adults in the Commonwealth. Resources to assist communities in forming AFRTs can be found here.