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Webinar Recording

Building LGBTQ Responses Within the Austin, Texas Police Department

Published: October, 2016| Greg Abbink, Michael Crumrine

Law enforcement's response to intimate partner violence and sexual assault within LGBTQ communities is often unsatisfactory. Many LGBTQ organizations encourage more effective practices or, in worst… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Safer Families, Safer Communities

Published: October, 2016| BWJP

Safer Families, Safer Communities, a project of the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center, supports comprehensive implementation and enforcement of domestic violence firearm… View this resource

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Caregivers, Military Veterans, and Intimate Partner Violence

Published: September, 2016| April Gerlock

This webinar examines the complex issues surrounding caregiver engagement and safety when caring for a combat-injured service member or veteran partner; when IPV is also present.   The issues addressed… View this resource

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Battered Mothers and Child Support

Published: September, 2016| Michelle Behl, Krista DelGallo

In this webinar presenters outline both potential risks and benefits for survivors posed by the IV-D Child Support system from thier vantage point in Texas. They also offer examples of policy and… View this resource

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Advocacy for Protective Parents Facing Challenging Custody Litigation

Published: September, 2016| Lundy Bancroft

In this webinar, noted author and activist Lundy Bancroft (Why Does He Do That, The Batterer As Parent) discusses the challenges of sharing custody with an abusive partner post-separation. He also… View this resource

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When the Victim is Arrested: Seeking a Just Response

Published: September, 2016| Quetita Cavero, Mary Ingham, Cindene Pezzell, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In this webinar the presenters discuss victims of ongoing coercive control who have been arrested as a direct or indirect result of their experiences of being abused. This discussion explores many of… View this resource

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Sexual Assault by Law Enforcement

Published: August, 2016| Andrea Ritchie

Through research conducted as a Soros Justice Fellow, Andrea Ritchie determined that 52 percent of 35 police departments surveyed in the U.S. do not have a policy addressing or preventing sexual… View this resource

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Bringing the Prosecution into Your CCR Team

Published: August, 2016| Mary Ingham, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

As one of the central players in the criminal justice system response to domestic violence and other gender-based crimes, the prosecutor wields a great deal of power and when the person who occupies… View this resource

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Prosecution 101: Vital Lessons for Advocates

Published: August, 2016| Mary Ingham, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

The prosecutor plays a central role in a well-functioning coordinated community response to domestic violence, however many people outside of the prosecutor’s office, including advocates and victims… View this resource

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Published: July, 2016| Elizabeth Brett, Kimberly Coleman Prier

In order to provide an integrated approach to addressing IPV among veterans, their partners, and VA employees, the VHA began implementation of the IPV Assistance Program in 2014. Currently piloted at… View this resource

Research & Statistics

DoD Family Advocacy Program Fiscal Year 2012 Data

Published: June, 2013| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) document covers Fiscal Year 2012 and includes data tables, briefing slides, and summary of key findings and demonstrates how the DoD FAP… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Domestic Violence and Child Custody: A 4-Part Model for Helping Judges Make More Informed Decisions

Published: June, 2013| Kristine Lizdas

Family court judges should consider the impact of violence on families when making decisions about child custody and visitation, according to Kristine Lizdas, a managing attorney at the Battered… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense (DoD) and Service Sexual Assault Policy Documents

Published: April, 2013| Department of Defense

This webpage contains the Department of Defense (DoD) and services' directives and policies on sexual assault. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

State Child Custody Laws Related to Mobilization / Deployment of SM Parents

Published: March, 2013| George D. McHugh, Christine Church

This spreadsheet provides a breakdown of state child custody statutes and their applicability to military servicemembers mobilizing or deploying. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Violence Among Active Duty Women and Wives of Active Duty Men, 2010

Published: March, 2013| Michele C. Black, Melissa T. Merrick

This Technical Report, from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, provides the findings of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, a collaboration of the Department… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Testing the Effects of New York's Domestic Violence Courts: A Statewide Impact Evaluation

Published: February, 2013| Amanda B. Cissner, Melissa Labriola, Michael Rempel

This study seeks to make a significant contribution to the knowledge of the field, focusing on whether and how domestic violence courts work. The study is a quasi-experimental evaluation of 24… View this resource

Website

Gambill on Justice

Published: January, 2013| Guy Gambill

This website addresses the conceptualization of justice in multiple contexts, including social, criminal, and civil justice with veterans in the justice system one area addressed. Includes information… View this resource

Website

Military Health System (MHS)

Published: January, 2013| Military Health System, Defense Health Agency

This website contains links to a multitude of health and mental health resources within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the military services, as well as links to external partners and… View this resource

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National Guard Bureau

Published: January, 2013| National Guard Bureau

This website contains general information about the National Guard and resource information for Guard members and their families. View this resource

Website

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs

Published: January, 2013| Department of Defense

This website contains information about family readiness and resources available to members of the Reserves and their families. View this resource