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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

Webinar Recording

The Science and Practice of Community-Informed Risk Assessment

Published: February, 2018| Neil S. Websdale, PhD and Greg Giangobbe, MA

This webinar explains the development of a community-informed risk assessment tool for use by law enforcement and advocates in cases of intimate partner violence. The Arizona Supreme Court recently… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Police Departments’ Use of the Lethality Assessment Program

Published: January, 2016| Jacqueline Campbell, Jill Messing, Beverly Patchell

Calling the police is one of the most commonly employed help seeking strategies by women in abusive relationships, though domestic violence services, safety planning and shelter are more often rated… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Colorado’s Differentiated DV Offender Treatment Aims to Address Offender Risks, Needs and Responsivity

Published: November, 2015| Cheryl Davis, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The state of Colorado has had mandated court-ordered treatment for domestic violence offenders since 1987. Treatment is guided and evaluated through Standards overseen and monitored by The Colorado… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Probation Practices Center on Victim Safety and Offender Accountability

Published: October, 2015| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, New Mexico Batterer Intervention Task Force

This video features BWJP’s own James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, who presents critical probation recommendations to the New Mexico Batterer Intervention Task Force, which was convened by the New Mexico… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Accounting for Risk and Danger Practice Checklists: Coordinating Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases

Published: September, 2015| Connie Sponsler-Garcia

Ideally, identifying and documenting risk factors for serious or lethal intimate partner violence (IPV) should be incorporated into each step of the criminal justice intervention.While communities are… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Practice Assessment Guides to Improve Risk Assessment and Protection Order Procedures

Published: March, 2015| Connie Sponsler-Garcia, Sarah Henry

This webinar presented two new tools for communities to use in assessing their responses to domestic violence. The Accounting for Risk and Danger Guides provide a systematic way to examine how well… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families

Published: July, 2014| Glenna Tinney, April Gerlock

This journal article addresses the intersection between intimate partner violence and combat-related conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

A Roadmap to Risk Assessment: ODARA and Maine’s CCR

Published: May, 2014| Faye Luppi, Julia Colpitts

Presenters describe the year-long process leading to the recommendation that Maine risk assessment practice be updated to include the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) tool. ODARA… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Holistic Safety Planning Using An Alternative Risk Assessment Framework

Published: May, 2014| Sherry Hamby, PhD

Safety planning for domestic violence has changed little in decades and still relies heavily on one-size-fits-all checklists. This workshop describes an alternative risk assessment framework, Multiple… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Way Off Base: An Argument Against Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Veterans Treatment Courts

Published: September, 2012| Pamela Kravetz

This journal article, published by the Veterans Law Review, argues that there are serious safety and ethical concerns when intimate partner violence cases are heard in a veterans court model.… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Domestic Abuse Involving Department of Defense Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel

Published: September, 2011| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) directive on Domestic Abuse. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us

Published: June, 2009| Jackie Campbell, David Adams, Richard Gelles

In this video experts discuss cases of domestic violence that escalate to homicide followed by suicide. Although the economy and unemployment are risk factors, prior domestic violence is by far the… View this resource