VAdata is an innovative and comprehensive data collection system made possible through the vision, hard work, and resources of many partners, including:

  • Virginia's sexual and domestic violence agencies and their dedicated advocates, counselors, administrators, and support staff committed to serving victims of sexual and domestic violence.

  • The members of Congress who passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expanded services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and emphasized the importance of collaboration and data collection.

  • The Virginia Department of Social Services, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, and the Virginia Department of Health, administrators of state and federal funding to local sexual and domestic violence agencies. Each agency actively participates in the ongoing development and implementation of the system, supports training and resources at the local level, and provides funding to support ongoing system maintenance and operation.

  • The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program in the Family and Youth Service Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services, which has provided funding for the development and evaluation of VAdata and supported the development of Documenting Our Work Virginia.

  • IBM Data Management, donors of the Informix Database software that makes VAdata possible.

  • Advanced DataTools Corporation, the VAdata programmers, whose ongoing support, contributions, and work has made VAdata feasible, accessible, and user-friendly.

  • Dr. Virginia Powell and Dr. Jennifer Woolard whose countless hours of leadership, support, and hard work in ensure that Documenting Our Work surveys from across the Commonwealth are entered into the VAdata system in a manner that maintains data integrity and supports anonymity for survey participants.

  • The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance Governing Body and staff.

  • The VAdata Advisory Committee members for their consistent leadership and guidance on the development, implementation, and evaluation of the project.