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Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2017| Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D.

When abusers use violence in the home as a means of controlling and threatening the partners and children, it can be—and often is—directed at the pets as well. Pet abuse is one of the forms of… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Advocates

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist provides information for advocates facilitating a discussion with survivors about firearms. It also provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Best Practices & Helpseeking Obstacles: Law Enforcement and Advocacy

Published: August, 2014| Dr. Sherry Hamby, John Guard, Margaret (Peg) Ruddy

The faculty discuss the findings of a national study of domestic violence witnessed by children. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response was most associated with arrest. Contact… View this resource

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A Roadmap to Risk Assessment: Maine’s Use of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment Tool

Published: June, 2014| Julie Colpitts, Faye Luppi, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

In the first phase, MCEDV engaged stakeholders to identify high-risk behaviors and gaps in the coordinated community response. There was consensus that Maine had difficulty identifying high-risk… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Exploring Where to Stand on Stand Your Ground: Recent Changes in Self-Defense Laws and Implications for Victims of Battering

Published: July, 2013| Cindene Pezzell

Do “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws exclude victims of battering Are they particularly harmful to victims of battering who defend themselves Is the problem with the laws themselves or the application of… View this resource

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Strategies for System Change: Rethinking System Responses to Trafficking Victims

Published: May, 2013| Helen Rubenstein, Michele Garnett McKenzie

In recent years Minnesota has taken significant steps toward protecting victims of sex trafficking and holding perpetrators accountable. Join Helen Rubenstein and Michele Garnett McKenzie of The… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement and Victim Services

Published: May, 2013| Jennifer McNew, Louis “Chip” Morlier

Human trafficking, especially sex trafficking involving foreign nationals and minors, presents substantial challenges to investigators and victim advocates responding to such incidents. Human… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Advocacy Initiated Response to Children of Domestic Violence Survivors: New Zealand’s KIDshine

Published: March, 2013| Jill Proudfoot

In Auckland, New Zealand, when police respond to domestic violence incidents, community advocates follow up with the adult survivors; but children also receive in-home visits to address safety… View this resource

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Denver’s Triage Project Demonstrates Value of Advocate-Initiated Response

Published: March, 2013| Margaret Abrams, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Outreach by community-based advocates who initiate contact ensures that DV victims receive valuable information regarding protection orders, safety planning, counseling and linkage with other… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Using the Advocate Initiated Response: Contacting Victims after Their Partner’s Arrest

Published: February, 2013| Rose Thelen

Following our webinar on research showing the effectiveness of advocacy and particularly the advocate initiated response, Rose Thelen presents on this approach to engaging victims caught up in the… View this resource

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Accessing Safety Initiative

Published: January, 2015| Vera Institute of Justice

Funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, the Accessing Safety Initiative helps organizations and communities meet the needs of women with disabilities & Deaf women who are victims or… View this resource

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

Published: January, 2015| Office of Justice Programs

The U.S. Department of Justice website offers research and statistical publications on domestic violence. View this resource

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Mending the Sacred Hoop

Published: January, 2015| Mending the Sacred Hoop

Mending the Sacred Hoop is a Native owned and operated non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that exists to address violence against Native women and works to end it. We organize to address issues… View this resource

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Tribal Justice and Safety

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

In June 2009, the Justice Department announced the launch of a major new initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities. The effort was launched with… View this resource

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VictimLaw

Published: January, 2015| VictimLaw

A comprehensive on-line database of state, federal, and tribal victims' rights law and protections; the website offers free, user-friendly access to information that until now has been difficult to… View this resource

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WomensLaw.org

Published: January, 2015| WomensLaw.org

Free access to legal information, including information on restraining orders, custody, divorce, immigration, and tribal law. Also, links to sheriffs' offices, and court forms and instructions on… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

Published: June, 2014| Office for Victims of Crime

This is an online guide for responding to transgender victims of sexual assault. Although not specifically created for the corrections community, this guide should be of interest to those working in… View this resource

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Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa Fact Sheet

Published: January, 2011| US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons… View this resource

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Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys and Advocates

Published: January, 2009| Jean Bruggeman, Elizabeth Keyes

This publication was developed pursuant to a generous grant from the ABA Enterprise Fund, as part of a collaborative effort by several ABA entities aiming to provide attorneys with leadership and… View this resource

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An Approach to Legal Advocacy for Individual Battered Women

Published: June, 1997| Jill Davies

This chapter was developed for non-lawyer advocates working with individual battered women. Effective legal advocacy requires a thorough understanding of the law, the courts, and domestic violence. View this resource