Resources Library: Justice System & Legal Options

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.

Sample Supplemental Domestic Violence and Strangulation Report Forms for Law Enforcement

Added Tuesday, October 08, 2013 by Action Alliance

These documents are samples of supplemental report forms that law enforcement agencies can use when documenting domestic violence and/or strangulation incidents.   These forms are samples and intended to provide a framework that and local law enforcement agencies and community teams can adapt for their own use.   

Tactics of Oppression

Added Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by Action Alliance

Power and control look alike whether perpetrated against an intimate partner or an entire cultural/ethnic group.

Whether we are talking about power and control within an intimate relationship, or within the whole of U.S. society, we see the same tactics used to maintain an unequal distribution of power, control and access to resources.

This handout outlines examples of oppressive tactics used to control individuals in the context of intimate relationships compared with similar tactics used by government entities to control entire ethnic or cultural groups and communities.


Attribution: Content developed by Nathaniel Shara for 2012 Northwest Network Q&A for Advocates Training, Seattle WA - nathan@nwnetwork,org. Used with permission.

Toolkit for Law Enforcement & Legal Professionals on Understanding & Investigating Technology Misuse

Added Friday, September 28, 2018 by Action Alliance

NNEDV (National Network to End Domestic Violence) is pleased to announce the launch of their new Toolkit for Law Enforcement & Legal Professionals on Understanding & Investigating Technology Misuse. This toolkit was developed to meet the needs of law enforcement, attorneys, court personnel, community corrections officers, and other professionals to better serve survivors of technology-facilitated abuse. It provides thorough guides and resources on evidence collection for some of the most common technologies misused by abusers and perpetrators.

Click here to view these resources.

Transformative Justice Workbook

Added Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Action Alliance

This workbook was collaboratively created by staff of the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) and the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance) after 6+ months of conversations and a desire to engage our communities around Transformative Justice and how we both respond to and prevent violence outside of state-based systems that target and criminalize people of color ( particularly black people and communities), queer and trans people, poor folks, immigrants and undocumented communities, disabled folks, and other marginalized communities.

Click here to download the workbook.