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The Battered Women's Justice Project, in partnership with the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, provides resources for advocates, battered women, legal and justice system personnel, policymakers, and others engaged in the justice system response to domestic violence.
|NCAVP Releases Annual Report on LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence; OutFront MN RespondsThe National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released their annual report on LGBTQ intimate partner violence this week. The Battered Women’s Justice Project spoke with Eva Wood, Anti-Violence Program Community Access Specialist for OutFront MN about the significance of the report, and about what local domestic violence programs can learn from the report’s findings. Watch the video below:
Announcing a new Technical Assistance Guidance from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in partnership with FORGE:Sheltering
Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services by Michael Munson (September 2014)
This Technical Assistance Guidance highlights effective strategies for
integrating trans women into shelter, building on the knowledge that most
shelter staff and allied professionals have already developed practice, familiarity,
and skill in providing shelter services to women. Read
Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families
This article was written by Glenna Tinney, the Senior Advisor for BWJP’s Military Advocacy Program, and Dr. April Gerlock, BWJP’s consultant for military and veteran-related topics. It was published in the Family Court Review in July 2014 (Tinney, G., & Gerlock, A. A. (2014, July). Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families. Family Court Review, 52(3), 400-416. doi:10.1111/fcre.12100). This article addresses the intersection between intimate partner violence and combat-related conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and depression and the implications for family court personnel working with military and veteran families.
Life After Crawford and Its Progeny
Oct. 24th, 2014
Presenters: Christopher Mallios, JD, Attorney Advisor with AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women.
US Supreme Court decisions in Crawford v. Washington and its progeny
have changed the way we investigate and prosecute domestic violence
cases. A thorough review and understanding of this line of cases is
essential to successfully prosecuting offenders.
This presentation examines the history and development of evidence based
prosecution of domestic violence cases, and identifies how Crawford v.
Washington and its progeny have impacted the prosecution of domestic
violence cases with non-participating victims. There will be an
emphasis on properly analyzing out-of-court statements to determine
their admissibility at trial. The presentation also discusses tools and
strategies for successfully prosecuting these difficult cases, and the
practical steps necessary to achieve success.
Click here to register.
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