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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.
It is BWJP's great pleasure to announce that Sujata Warrier, Ph.D., is joining our staff in the position of Training and Technical Assistance Director.
Previously, Sujata was the Director of Community Response Policy and Training for the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. She continues to train and provide technical assistance to professionals in law enforcement, criminal and civil justice interventionists, and human and social services providers on the issue of domestic violence. Additionally, she advocates for legislative and policy issues on battered immigrant women. Sujata works with Manavi, a pioneering South Asian women's organization in New Jersey, and serves on the boards of Asista and the Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Gender-based Violence. The U.S. Attorney General appointed her to serve on the Office on Violence against Women's Advisory Board.
New Promising Practice!
Wisconsin Addresses Firearms SurrenderFederal law prohibits respondents in Orders for Protection from possessing firearms since the passage in 1994 of the original Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Many states, Wisconsin included, have also legislated prohibitions similar to the federal prohibition. Enforcement of these prohibitions, however, has been an ongoing problem. Wisconsin not only developed clear protocols to facilitate enforcement of firearm surrender, but also piloted the protocols in four counties and evaluated the process. In 2014 these protocols became a legislated mandate. Learn more...
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.
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