National News

Monitoring to Achieve Accountability: Revisiting the St. Paul Blueprint for Safety Seven Years Later

Successful coordination of criminal justice responses to domestic violence doesn’t just happen.  Read Full Story

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Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases Police Response to Domestic Violence, 2006 to 2015

Police Response to Domestic Violence, 2006-2015 (NCJ 250231) is now available on the Bureau of Justice Statistics (https://www.bjs.gov/) website. Read Full Story

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Domestic Violence Mentor Court Open House

Domestic Violence, Mentor Court Open House, Hosted by the Winnebago County Domestic Violence Coordinated Courts in Rockford, Illinois on May 11-12 Read Full Story

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detains Domestic Violence Victim

Immigration officials detained an El Paso woman seeking an order for protection against her abuser outside of family court. Read Full Story

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Remembering Amy Judy

The Vera Center on Victimization and Safety remembers their colleague and friend, Amy Judy, in a loving memorial. Read Full Story

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IACP Releases New Police Training Video

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has released a domestic violence training video titled “The Crime of Domestic Violence.” The video was developed to present law enforcement and partners with information to strengthen the response to victims of domestic violence. Read Full Story

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Using Jurisdictional Statutes to Assist Domestic Violence Survivors: Beyond the Basics

The Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC) is offering a telephonic training on advanced interstate custody issues. Read Full Story

BWJP News

Meet BWJP’s National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center Director

BWJP is delighted to announce that David W. Keck, J.D., will assume direction of its new OVW-funded resource center in February. Read Full Story

BWJP News

Minnesota Lawyer Honors Loretta Frederick

Loretta Frederick wins Outstanding Service to the Profession award for her work with the Battered Women's Justice Project. Read Full Story

National News

Domestic Abuse Killings Climb as Murders Drop, Frustrating New York Officials

As murders in New York City have declined significantly over the last 25 years, one category has remained stubbornly high: domestic violence homicides. Read Full Story

BWJP News

BWJP Project and Staff Featured in Mitchell Hamline Publication

We are pleased to announce that BWJP staff Gabrielle Davis and Loretta Frederick, and BWJP consultant and Mitchell Hamline law professor Nancy Ver Steegh, were recently featured in a Mitchell Hamline publication, Dispute Resolution Institute: 2016 Highlights.  Read Full Story

National News

DV Evidence Online Resource Center Launched

The Domestic Violence Evidence Project combines research, evaluation, practice and theory to inform critical thinking and enhance the field's knowledge to better serve survivors and their families in four focus areas: Services to Adult Victims, Children's Services, Prevention, and Reducing Abusive Behavior. Read Full Story

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National Baseline Assessment of Shelters on Serving Transgender Survivors

FORGE, a national training and technical assistance provider focusing on the intersections of transgender populations and victimization – is conducting a National Baseline Assessment of Shelters on Serving Transgender Survivors. Read Full Story

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Department of Justice Allocates $38 Million to Untested Rape Kits

The Department of Justice announced last month that it would allocate $38 million to state and local law enforcement agencies in an effort to address the extensive backlog of over 400,000 untested rape kits across the country. Read Full Story

BWJP News

New Website Promotes Enforcement of Firearms Restrictions in Domestic Violence Cases

BWJP is pleased to announce the launch of the website: Safer Families, Safer Communities. Read Full Story

National News

Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds $38 Million Awarded to Rape Kit Reform

The Joyful Heart Foundation, one of the leading advocacy organizations working toward nationwide rape kit reform, today applauded awards by the federal government of more than $38 million in grants to address the backlog of untested sexual assault kits at law enforcement agencies. Read Full Story

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'He’s going to kill me': Police indifference to a woman stalked

Over four years of what she describes as her boyfriend’s increasingly violent behavior, police have filed 35 reports. Read Full Story

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More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds

Study ranks the states on the rate of women murdered by men in advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Read Full Story

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HUD Finalizes Rule to Ensure Shelters Protect Homeless Trans People

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a final regulation that requires federally-funded emergency shelters to provide access to shelter accommodations consistent with a person’s gender identity. Read Full Story

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HUD Announces New Protections for Victims

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is issuing Fair Housing Act guidance on local 'nuisance ordinances' that may lead to housing discrimination against survivors of domestic violence and other persons in need of emergency services. Read Full Story

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2016 Implementation Sites Project Now Accepting Applications

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is inviting applications from child abuse and neglect courts to become new implementation sites within the NCJFCJ Implementation Sites Project. Read Full Story

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FL Judge Reprimanded for Poor Treatment of DV Victim

Last year, a domestic-violence victim failed to appear and testify at her alleged abuser’s trial. A Florida judge’s response was to ignore the victim’s tearful pleas, hold her in contempt of court and send her to jail. Read Full Story

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Justice Department Releases Training Video for Law Enforcement

The Justice Department’s Community Relations Service (CRS) released a new training video for law enforcement which provides information, tools and techniques to help ensure that interactions with members of the transgender community are respectful, professional and safe for all involved. Read Full Story

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Justice Department report: Baltimore police routinely violated civil rights

A new report from the Department of Justice finds that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated civil rights. Read Full Story

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LGBT People of Color Face Rampant Discrimination, Bias and Abuse in the Criminal Justice System

As the nation focuses on disparities in policing and criminal justice, a new report spotlights how our broken system adversely impacts LGBT people of color. Read Full Story

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FCC Wants to Fine Men for Faking Caller ID to Harass Ex-Wife

The FCC has filed notice against a pair of brainiacs accused of using spoofing services to allegedly make harassing phone calls to the ex-wife of one of the men. Read Full Story

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Tribal Access to Justice Website Launched

Tribal Access to Justice Innovation is a new website highlighting innovative tribal justice programs from around the country. Read Full Story