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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

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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

Webinar Recording

Sex Trafficking: A Court Watch Program

Published: June, 2015| Amy Walsh Kern

Subsequent to the 2011 passage of Minnesota’s Safe Harbor Law, which stands as a national model for laws requiring children who are sex trafficked to be treated as victims and not criminals, WATCH has… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Offender Accountability by the Numbers

Published: May, 2015| Michelle Patterson, MSW, MPA, Jennifer K. Meckna, J.D.

This webinar provides foundational information and lessons learned to begin the journey of using data to assess offender accountability in a community. It is designed from the perspective of a… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Human Trafficking: The Miami-Dade Prosecution Model

Published: May, 2015| Carmen Duran, Brenda Mezick

Miami’s Trafficking Task Force focuses on providing protective care and services to victims. A two-pronged approach is necessary. The victim must first be rescued from the web of deceit and abuse into… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Assessing Helpfulness for Immigrant Crime Victims

Published: April, 2015| Leslye Orloff, Detective Shelli Sonnenberg Wardle, Jane Anderson, William Tamayo

The U visa is a form of legal immigration status that offers protection from deportation, work authorization, and a potential path to lawful permanent residency for immigrant victims of certain crimes… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Suicide and Domestic Violence: Where Science and Practice Meet

Published: April, 2015| Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, Dr. Kate Cerulli

The faculty reviewed the research demonstrating the links between experiencing domestic violence with increased risk for suicide and suicidality (attempts and ideation) among women in the US and… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Wisconsin Addresses Firearms Surrender

Published: April, 2015| Danielle Long, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Wisconsin has developed clear protocols to facilitate the enforcement of firearms surrender. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Probation Interviews with Victims of Battering: Building a Foundation for Current and Future Safety

Published: April, 2015| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, Jane Sadusky

The approach to probation interviews with victims of battering presented in this guide is a paradigm shift: from information gatherer to information provider. Instead of measuring a successful… 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