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Webinar Recording

Assessing and Responding to Men who Pose High Risk to their Intimate Partners

Published: June, 2018| David Adams

Founded in 1977, Emerge has pioneered effective and culturally relevant abuser education strategies as well as those for abusers in same-sex relationships. David Adams, Co-Director of Emerge, will… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Protection Orders that Matter

Published: May, 2018| David Keck, JD

This webinar provides practical information for advocates, petitioners’ counsel, and the courts for approaching domestic violence protection orders that will have a positive impact in the lives of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Assessing Risk and Lethality for Parents and Children in Domestic Violence Cases

Published: May, 2018| Rebecca Thomforde-Hauser and Janice M. Rosa

Please join us for a webinar highlighting ways in which courts and judges can better understand and respond to domestic violence risk factors in civil cases, highlighting outcomes from a national… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Promising Community Practices: The High At-Risk Team, Bristol County, Massachusetts

Published: May, 2018| Courtney Cahill, JD

The High At-Risk Team (HART) program of Bristol County, MA is an innovative community effort to focus resources on the most dangerous and repeat domestic violence offenders in order to keep victims… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Should She Stay or Should She Go: Helping Domestic Violence Survivors with Interstate Cases

Published: May, 2018| Deborah Goelman, Esq. and Amie Lewis, MA

This webinar on basic interstate custody issues will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. It is designed for attorneys… View this resource

Webinar Recording

“You Can’t Believe a Word She Says!”: Credibility Issues for Survivors of Violence with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Histories

Published: May, 2018| Rachel White Domain

Survivors who experience mental health or substance use conditions may not be believed when they seek help. These survivors may be experiencing the mental health effects of trauma and/or using… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Implementing Probation Group Reporting

Published: May, 2018| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW and Stephanie Avalon

Traditional probation practice involves a great deal of tracking of offenders. On a typical day of back to back meetings with probationers, the probation officer will spend most of the time repeating… View this resource

Research & Statistics

State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence

Published: December, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

The latest in a series of reports on firearm-related background checks, this report provides an overview of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act and… View this resource

Research & Statistics

The National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV)

Published: December, 2016|

This paper summarizes the findings from five papers (three published and two under review) of the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV). The purpose of STRiV was to build… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012

Published: September, 2016| Tracey Kyckelhahn, Ramona R. Rantala, Suzanne M. Strong

This report presents information on various aspects of problem-solving courts, such as funding sources, disqualifying offenses, points of entry, status hearings, services, and benefits to… View this resource

Tools & Guides

STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence

Published: May, 2016| CDC

The CDC released STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence to help states and communities prioritize efforts to prevent sexual violence. A technical package is a collection of strategies… View this resource

Research & Statistics

State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Protection Order Submissions

Published: April, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

SEARCH and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) collaborated on a research bulletin that examines the progress states have made to report protection orders for firearm-related background… View this resource

Research & Statistics

DoD Family Advocacy Program Fiscal Year 2014 Data

Published: August, 2015| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) document covers Fiscal Year 2014 and includes data tables, briefing slides, and summary of key findings and demonstrates how the DoD FAP… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Calculating Safety: Reckoning with Domestic Violence in the Context of Child Support Parenting Time Initiatives

Published: April, 2015| Nancy Ver Steegh, Gabrielle Davis

This article explores domestic violence-related implications of federal and state initiatives seeking to establish parenting time in connection with entry of child support orders. The authors… View this resource

Website

ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Published: January, 2015| American Bar Association

The mission of the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, founded in 1994, is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

ABA Statutory Summary Charts

Published: January, 2015| American Bar Association

These charts summarize statutes from all 50 states regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and trafficking. View this resource