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Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Instruction on Domestic Abuse

Published: July, 2015| Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 6400.06 establishes, implements, and updates domestic abuse policies and identifies and assigns responsibilities for preventing and responding to domestic… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Elonis v. U.S. Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In Elonis, the Court held that use of the negligence standard with respect to the communication of a threat, is not sufficient to support a conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 875(c). Download resource for… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Henderson v. U.S. Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In Henderson, the Court held that a court-ordered transfer of a felon’s lawfully owned firearms from law enforcement custody to a third party is not barred by current federal firearm prohibitions.… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

High Point, NC Focuses on Offenders to Deter Domestic Violence

Published: July, 2015| Marty A. Sumner, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The High Point strategy addresses the problem at earlier stages of offending before the violence escalates. The first three years of implementation resulted in re-offense rates of only 14% across 1… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Ohio v. Clark Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In Clark, the Court further refined the application of the “primary purpose” test in addressing whether statements fall under the purview of the Confrontation Clause. Download resource for full… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Illinois Model Protocols Help Find Justice for Victims with Disabilities

Published: July, 2015| Shirley Paceley, Teresa Tudor, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Finding justice for victims with disabilities has been a focus of the Illinois OVW Arrest Grant. Through this initiative administered by the  Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Beyond Safety: Findings from UK’s Project Mirabal Across Six New Measures of Success

Published: June, 2015| Dr. Nicole Westmarland

In this presentation Nicole Westmarland of Durham University describes how Project Mirabal, a multi-site longitudinal study of domestic violence perpetrator programs in the UK, consulted widely with… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Identifying, Documenting, and Charging Crimes of Intimidation

Published: June, 2015| Rhonda Martinson, Scott Miller

Unchecked witness intimidation can frighten witnesses and seriously hurt prosecution. To learn where and when intimidation arises, a local team in Duluth, MN observed 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers… View this resource

Webinar Recording

From Sports Equity to Full Equality in Education: Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault

Published: June, 2015| Wendy Murphy, J.D.

This webinar provides an overview of the history of title IX and how it came to be widely understood as applicable to the problem of campus sexual assault. It also provides information about recent… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Creating a Military-Civilian Coordinated Community Response

Published: June, 2015| Brian Clubb, Connie Sponsler-Garcia

When communities and the military do not work together on their response to intimate partner violence (IPV), gaps exist in the interagency response that victims may fall through and perpetrators can… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Victim Witness Assistance Procedures

Published: June, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) instruction that implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures to assist victims and witnesses of crimes. It provides guidance on… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Severity for Participants of a Domestic Violence Rehabilitation Program

Published: June, 2004| April Gerlock

This article, published in Military Medicine, describes participants of a domestic violence program, which was designed to help lessen attrition, and compared completers and non-completers of the… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Vermont’s Model Protocol: Law Enforcement Response to Children at the Scene of a Domestic Violence Incident

Published: June, 2004| Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, Vermont Department for Children and Families, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

The intent of this protocol is to assist law enforcement officers in their response to children at the scene of domestic violence incidents. The goals of an effective response include assessing… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Center for Court Innovation Child Support Protocol

Published: January, 2004| Liberty Aldrich, Judge Judy Reichler

This is a best practice guide for integrated domestic violence courts on how to handle child support, including information regarding federal child support protocols. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Patterns of Spouse and Child Maltreatment by Discharged U.S. Army Soldiers

Published: January, 2004| James E. McCarroll, Robert J. Ursano, Zizhong Fan

This journal article, reports the results of a study involving review of records of the U.S. Army's transitional compensation (TC) program and the Army Central Registry (ACR) of child and spouse… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Health-Related Consequences of Physical and Sexual Violence: Women in the Military

Published: September, 2000| Anne G. Sadler, Brenda M. Booth, Deanna Nielson

This study, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, suggests that the sequelae of violence against women are an important public health concern. More than a decade after rape or physical assault… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Spouse Abuse Recidivism in the U.S. Army by Gender and Military Status

Published: January, 2000| James E. McCarroll, John H. Newby, Robert J. Ursano

This article, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, reports on the examination of military spouse abuser recidivism using Army Central Registry (ACR) records. View this resource

Tools & Guides

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

Tools & Guides

Violence Against Women: A Curriculum for Empowerment, Facilitator's Manual

Published: January, 1985| Susan Schechter, Sharon Szymanski, Michele Cahill

A manual for facilitators of battered women's groups. The curriculum and workshops were the attempt of the authors to "institutionalize consciousness raising within shelters" and it "offers tools to… View this resource