Below are a variety of resources selected in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to support Underserved Grantees in their work. The resources on this page are not exhaustive, and if you need additional information and you do not find it here, please contact the ALSO Underserved TA Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Underserved COVID-19 Resources
- Grantee Orientation Materials
- OVW Grant Administration Resources
- Data Retention and Confidentiality
- Sexual Assault
- Male Survivors
- Working with Criminal Justice System
- Natural Disasters
- Religious Minorities
- Culturally Specific
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- People with Disabilities
- Training Tools and Resources
- Organizational Structure and Sustainability
Underserved Grant Progress Reporting (Muskie) Resource
VAWA Nondiscrimination Grant Condition
FAQs on VAWA Confidentiality Provision
Grant Administration Contact Information
No-Cost Extension Instructions
Condensed History of the Sexual Assault Movement in the U.S.
Organizational Assessment for Agencies Serving Victims of Sexual Violence
Personal Assessment for Advocates working with Victims of Sexual Violence
Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) Report
Strengthening Our Practice: The Ten Essential Strengths of Sexual Violence Victim Advocates in Dual and Multi-Service Advocacy Agencies
Multi-Level Preparations for Domestic Violence Programs to Address Sexual Violence
Helping Sexual Assault Survivors with Multiple Victimizations and Needs
Building Cultures Of Care: A Guide For Sexual Assault Services Programs
Building Comprehensive Sexual Assault Services Programs
Creating a Space for Male Survivors
Serving Male-Identified Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Advocates and Law Enforcement: Oil and Water?
Assisting Self-Represented Litigants in Domestic Violence Cases: Recommended Strategies
Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military
The Military’s Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence
Men and Boys: Preventing Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence
How can I engage my community this April to honor SAAM?
Outreach to Underserved Communities
The Importance of Outreach to Underserved Populations
How can I improve my program’s outreach efforts and services to Latin@ survivors and their families?
Creative Strategies for Outreaching and Working Effectively with Immigrant Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Workplace
New Hope: Creating Communities Free From Violence and Exploitation
Embracing the Intersectionality of Oppressions Lens: Bringing the margins to the center
Ending Sexual Violence: An Intersectional Approach
Why Intersectionality Can't Wait (Kimberlé Crenshaw, 2015)
Toolkit for Applying Intersectionality
Intersectionality: A Tool for Gender and Economic Justice
Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color (Kimberlé Crenshaw, 1993)
Leading at the Intersections (C. Nicole Mason)
Framing questions on intersectionality (US Human Rights Network, 2013)
Transphobia and Mean Streets: A Look at Violence and Intersectionality
Race, Poverty, and Disability (Block, Balcazar, & Key)
Rape, Racism, and the Law (Wriggins 2013)
Disability and Transgender Survivors Webinar
Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Power and Control Wheel for LGBT Relationships
Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit & LGBT Justice in Indian Country (Part 1)
Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit & LGBT Justice in Indian Country (Part 2)
Organizational LGBTQ Capacity Building
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ
Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community
An Overview of 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation
Part of the Solution: Gender-Integrated Sexual Assault Support Groups
Model Policies for Service Organizations
Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Survivors of Sexual Assault
Gender, Domestic Violence & Muslim Women: Bibliography
Power and Control Wheel - HEART Women and Girls
Spanish postcards/information for survivors
Power and Control Wheel- Spanish Círculo de Poder y Control
Human Trafficking Wheel- Spanish
Resources in various languages
Sexual Violence in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities
Developing Linguistically and Culturally Responsive Materials for Latina Survivors of Domestic Violence
Gender Based Violence and Intersecting Challenges Impacting Native American & Alaskan Village Communities
FAQs on Immigration Enforcement and Victim Services Programs
NIWAP- National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project
Eight Step Advocacy Plan for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Survivors of Sexual Assault -
End Abuse of People with Disabilities
The End Abuse of People with Disabilities Webinar Series
Measuring Capacity to Serve Survivors with Disabilities: Performance Indicators
NCALL- Resources on Abuse in Later Life
Working with Older Survivors of Abuse: A Framework for Advocates
Rural Advocacy and Interagency Response to Violence Against Women
LGBTQ Inclusivity in Rural Programs
Building Partnerships to End Violence Against Women: A Practical Guide for Rural and Isolated Communities
NSVRC Online Learning Campus: NSVRC offers free courses and certificates covering a wide range of topics
11 Tips to Engage and Inspire Adult Learners
OVW TA Providers
As the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Provider for OVW’s Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations (Underserved grant), ALSO can provide direct technical assistance as well as help connect Underserved grantees to other technical assistance providers for specific expertise, including:
- Casa de Esperanza: a national resource center for organizations working with Latin@s experiencing domestic violence in the United States.
- National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL): a technical assistance provider on issues related to elder abuse and abuse in later life.
- National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC): a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women.
- National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV): NAPIESV provides technical assistance and support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories.
- Resource Sharing Project (RSP): a technical assistance and training provider on issues related to sexual assault programming and organizational capacity building and sustainability.
- The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV): a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
- Vera Institute of Justice’s Victimization and Safety Center: a technical assistance provider on issues related to people with disabilities and Deaf individuals, including how to plan for an accessible event.
- Women of Color Network (WOCN): The Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN)is a national grassroots initiative dedicated to building the capacity of women of color advocates and activists responding to violence against women in communities of color.
The development and maintenance of the Underserved Tools and Resources page is supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K034 awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.