Resources Library: Prevention

Enhancing Services to Children and Youth in Virginia Exposed to Domestic Violence

Added Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by Action Alliance

A report on a 2-year (2006-2008) demonstration project funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.

Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic VIolence Action Alliance, 2009.

56 pages.

Evaluation of Campus Based Gender Violence Prevention Programming from VAWnet

Added Thursday, September 28, 2017 by Action Alliance

Colleges and universities have been a key venue for the development and evaluation of sexual violence prevention programming. However, there are no studies demonstrating a link between campus-based sexual assault prevention programs and a subsequent campus-wide reduction in the incidence of sexual violence (Coker, Cook-Craig, Williams, Fisher, Clear, Garcia, & Hegge, 2011; Teten Tharp, DeGue, Lang, Valle, Massetti, Holt, & Matjasko, 2011).

Nevertheless, there remain important reasons to pursue campus-based gender violence prevention programming:

  • Prevention programming can create a safer climate where victims feel more comfortable reporting, actually raising the number of recorded incidences of assault.
  • Using a decrease in the incidence of sexual assault as the only measure of success for prevention programs ignores many other short- and intermediate-term goals that are conceptually linked to a reduction in sexual assault, such as increasing students knowledge about rape and changing attitudes related to rape so that students are less likely to blame victims (Anderson & Whiston, 2005; Lonsway, Banyard, Berkowitz, Gidycz, Katz, Koss, Schewe, & Ullman, 2009).
  • Research shows that a significant number of woman experience sexual violence while in college (Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 2000; Koss, Gidycz, & Wisniewski, 1987; Krebs, Lindquist, Warner, Fisher, & Martin, 2007; Black et. al., 2011).

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Family & Intimate Partner Homicide: A Ten-Year Review of Family and Intimate Partner Homicide in VA

Added Monday, April 09, 2012 by Office of Attorney General

This report is a special 10-year anniversary issue and presents ten-years worth of data from the Virginia Family and Intimate Partner Homicide Surveillance Program.

Published: October 2010
Data Included: 1999-2008

This report is a product of Virginia Department of Health's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Family & Intimate Partner Homicide Surveillance Project.  For more information about this project, visit:

Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia: New Reports and Blog

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

The Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia (FACT) has debuted a new blog to house news, research, trainings, and other information related to family violence in Virginia.  The blog can be found at

FACT recently migrated its annual report to a new online research and data portal.  The portal and 2015 FACT Report can be found at their website here.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Added Tuesday, February 04, 2020 by Action Alliance

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. This poster outlines some common misconceptions about teen dating violence as well as offering some action items toward preventing it. For more information, see and