Over the past 34 years the coalition has been successful in supporting the expansion of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence from a handful of agencies in 1981, to more than 60 agencies across the state and a statewide hotline, operated by the Action Alliance, that provides crisis intervention services to more than 4,000 victims each year from every part of the Commonwealth. The Action Alliance has also encouraged the development of specialized services within court systems, within mental health agencies, and within culturally specific communities including faith communities, communities defined by a shared race or ethnicity, and LGBTQ communities.
The Action Alliance has been at the forefront of major policy initiatives that have provided state and federal funding for the critical public safety services provided by sexual and domestic violence advocacy agencies as well as criminal and civil remedies for victims and survivors. As policy has changed, the Action Alliance has taken responsibility for ensuring that professionals across disciplines in every community in Virginia receive the training and resources that they need to implement those policies effectively.
The Action Alliance has also been on the leading edge of the national movement to increase attention to the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. Virginia was one of the first states to implement community-based primary prevention initiatives, and continues to be a leader in developing and evaluating innovative prevention programs.
Private funding—including individual contributions and private grants--is a critical part of the revenue that supports the work of the Action Alliance. A balance of public grants and contracts, membership dues, fees for services (for example, training registration fees) and private grants and contributions makes it possible for us to balance the many parts of our work: direct services through the statewide Hotline, public policy advocacy, professional training and resource development, public awareness and education, and prevention. The most significant role of private funding in the Action Alliance is to allow us the ability to engage in public policy advocacy and to creatively meet emerging needs in communities.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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