October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). During DVAM, victim advocates, allied professionals, survivors of abuse, their loved ones, and the surrounding community come together to mourn the lives lost to domestic violence, celebrate the progress that has been made to end this epidemic, and connect with others working to create change.
LGBTQIA+ survivors of domestic violence face unique challenges, and the LGBTQIA+ Subcommittee of the Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force is working to address these challenges. The following report, written by Jess Harman in collaboration with the LGBTQIA+ Subcommittee, was based on interviews with Delaware victim service providers and key community stakeholders.
One important takeaway is that while 100 percent of victim service providers report having received some training on the LGBGQIA+ Community, many still report they lack comfort and confidence in knowing how to provide appropriate services to the LGBTQIA+ community,
Read the full report below and follow the Delaware Anti-Violence Project for more information on all forms of violence against the LGBTQIA+ community.
Note: We had to temporarily remove the report. Sorry! Please check back later.