1. Action Alliance Meeting Assessment of Guiding Principles

The following principles were created to guide the work of the Action Alliance:

1. As The Alliance conducts its work, it is essential that survivors, the interests of survivors, and those impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence are at the forefront of all decision-making.
2. Recognizing that local agencies have been the foundation of coalition work by connecting communities and survivors to statewide advocacy, we are committed to an Alliance in which Sexual Assault Crisis Centers and Domestic Violence Programs continue to be the driving force of The Alliance.
3. Recognizing the historical inequities between resources allocated to address sexual assault and domestic violence, we seek to create a change that includes an Alliance that equitably addresses the elimination of both sexual and domestic violence.
4. Recognizing that sexual and domestic violence affects all Virginians, we seek to create an Alliance where those who have been traditionally oppressed in society and/or marginalized in anti-violence work have the opportunity to be full and active participants in The Alliance. The Alliance recognizes that representation of traditionally oppressed groups is only a beginning. Intentional diversity also involves an analysis of oppression and a commitment to challenging and changing the disempowering influences of dominant culture. Everyone must share responsibility for ensuring that ALL voices are heard and valued.

It is important that we regularly and systematically assess to what degree we are following these guidelines. The following survey will help us to do so. Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete this survey. Providing contact information is completely voluntary!

* 1. What type of meeting did you attend?

* 2. What was the date of the meeting?


* 3. Do you feel that the interests of survivors and those impacted by sexual and domestic violence were at the forefront of decision-making?

* 4. Do you feel that collaboration with and the interests of local centers continue to be a driving force of the Alliance?

* 5. Do you feel that an equal focus toward sexual assault and domestic violence was maintained?

* 6. Do you feel that individuals and groups that have been traditionally marginalized were given the opportunity to be full and active participants?

* 7. Do you have any comments about the meeting, the process or the guiding principles you would like to make?

* 8. Would you like to speak with someone on the Principles and Process Committee regarding this meeting?

* 9. Many folks like to provide their name with this information. It is completely voluntary to do so!!! If you would like to do so, please indicate here.