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Policy Analysis

Dollar General Stores v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2016| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This summary and analysis presents the facts and progression of the case, and finishes with the conclusions that can be drawn. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Negotiating Successfully with Allies Around Confidentiality

Published: February, 2016| Alicia Aikens

Despite our best intentions, relationships between professionals can sometimes be a barrier to effective collaborations, and confidentiality is often the scapegoat for relationship breakdowns. Using… 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

Webinar Recording

Police-Involved Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2016| Leigh Goodmark, J.D., David R. Thomas, Dottie Davis

Professor Goodmark discusses the findings of her investigation into law enforcement-perpetrated domestic violence that are forthcoming in a law review article. She then addresses the increasing… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Police Body Cameras in Domestic and Sexual Assault Investigations: Considerations and Unanswered Questions

Published: December, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This paper identifies and addresses the various issues – those known and unresolved – that may arise when law enforcement equipped with body cameras respond to victims of domestic violence and sexual… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Respecting Information: Sharing Norms Across Disciplines

Published: November, 2015| Alicia Aiken

When allies come together to address violence, they bring different perspectives to the table. This inter-disciplinary webinar will help professionals to understand and develop respect for each… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Best Practices and Help Seeking Obstacles: Advocacy and Law Enforcement

Published: October, 2015| Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

This webinar presents findings from a national study of domestic violence. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response (that which included at least 6 “best practices” for law… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Offenders Who Flee the Scene - What Have We Learned?

Published: October, 2015| Denise Eng, Bree Adams-Bill, Tara Patet

In the early 2000’s Dr. Ellen Pence knew the most dangerous domestic violence cases were typically those where the offender left the scene and avoided arrest. Often there was a serious pattern of… 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

Language Access at Crime Scenes: Improve Successful Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions

Published: September, 2015| Rocio Molina, Shelli Sonnenberg, Cannon Han

This webinar addresses language access at crime scenes and how decisions law enforcement make regarding interpretation at the initial crime scene can impact the case long-term. Participants consider… View this resource

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National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Published: January, 2015| National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

NCDSV helps myriad professionals who work with victims and perpetrators; law enforcement; criminal justice professionals such as prosecutors, judges and probation officers; health care professionals… View this resource

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National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Published: January, 2015| National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987, is a resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with crimes related to their… View this resource

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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2015| National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides a list of state domestic violence coalitions and other resources for victims and advocates. View this resource

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National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges/Family Violence Department

Published: January, 2015| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

The Family Violence Department improves the way courts, law enforcement agencies, and others respond to family violence, while recognizing the legal, cultural, and psychological dynamics involved with… View this resource

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Published: January, 2015| Office of Justice Programs

Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. View this resource

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National Institute of Justice

Published: January, 2015| Office of Justice Programs

The National Institute of Justice website houses research on violence against women. View this resource

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National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2015| National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence

The NJIDV has collaborated with a broad range of professionals, including judges, attorneys, advocates, academics, mental health experts, social scientists, child experts, elder abuse and geriatric… View this resource

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National Network To End Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2015| National Network to End Domestic Violence

NNEDV provides training and assistance to the statewide and territorial coalitions against domestic violence. It also furthers public awareness of domestic violence and changes beliefs that condone… View this resource

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Office on Violence Against Women

Published: January, 2015| The United States Department of Justice

The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence… View this resource

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Praxis International

Published: January, 2015| Praxis International

Praxis International, Inc. is a nonprofit research and training organization that works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and children. They work with local, statewide, and… View this resource