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Webinar Recording

We built a portal: How Multnomah County leveraged technology to better connect victims to the support they need

Published: August, 2018| Denise Pena

As offenders move through the criminal justice system, so do their victims. "It's not done just because the case is done" is a common challenge we hear in interviews with crime victims. In 2017… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Process Matters: Procedural Justice and its Impact on How Systems Respond to Domestic Violence

Published: August, 2018| Kate Wurmfeld

This training will provide a framework for improving access to justice in domestic violence cases through a procedural justice lens. The discussion will focus on the research underlying procedural… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Removing Barriers for People with Disabilities Seeking Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Published: August, 2018| Ashley Brompton

Individuals who seek domestic violence restraining orders already face a system that puts obstacles in their path. When a person has a disability, these obstacles present even more of a barrier to… View this resource

Amicus Brief

BWJP Amicus Activity 2018

Published: July, 2018| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This is a summary of BWJP's amicus activites in 2018. For details, contact Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Legal Policy Advisor, at smurphy@bwjp.org (mailto:smurphy@bwjp.org) .  View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Mobile Capabilities Streamline Cell Phone Evidence Collection

Published: July, 2018| BWJP

Dakota County, Minnesota, the third most populous county in the state with 412,000+ residents, has taken a proactive approach to addressing this problem with a project dedicated to electronic domestic… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

VAWA “No Fee” Toolkit

Published: July, 2018| NCPOFFC

The Violence Against Women Act prohibits jurisdictions that receive funding under the STOP (Services * Training * Officers* Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and the Improving… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Extreme Risk Laws

Published: June, 2018| Kelly Roskam

This webinar is intended to inform individuals who work with survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) about Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and provide an opportunity to explore the implications… 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