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Tools & Guides

Seeking Dismissal of Charges Against a Battered Woman for Violation of Civil Protection Order or Criminal No Contact Order: Sample Brief

Published: September, 2011| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Madina L. Nguyen

This sample brief form argues that a government agency is not permitted to arrest and/or prosecute a battered women, listed as a protective party, for allegedly violating a civil protection order or… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Developing Protocols to Ensure Multiple Opportunities for Safe Disclosures of Domestic Violence

Published: July, 2011| Anne Menard

Anne Menard shares lessons learned from assisting a range of program developing protocols to address domestic violence, included federally-funded programs who thought the populations they were serving… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Seattle's Peace In The Home Helpline Provides Culturally Specific Responses

Published: March, 2011| Sharon Chew, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The Peace in the Home Helpline – (888) 847-7205 – is a unique and cost-effective call transfer system that uses existing technology to route LEP callers to community-based programs that can meet… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Full Faith and Credit for Protection Orders: Assisting Survivors with Enforcement Across Jurisdictional Lines

Published: March, 2011| NCPOFFC

This guide for advocates provides information on the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C. §2265, enforcement and registration of protection orders, and tips to… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Advocacy Challenges in a CCR: Protecting Confidentiality While Promoting a Coordinated Response

Published: January, 2011| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This article examines the conflict advocates face between the victim's need for confidentiality and the broader need for collaboration in a CCR, and explores how an advocacy program balances these two… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Model Policy for Responding to Missing Persons Investigations

Published: May, 2010| Joanna Arlow, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Advocates in Washington state told us that “police often contact our shelters and programs and want to know if a survivor who has been reported missing is using our services. Clearly, they are not… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Domestic Violence Programs and Children's Records: Issues of Confidentiality and Release

Published: December, 2009| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Jenna Yauch

Preserving confidentiality for battered women and their children is central to ensuring their safety and allowing them to regain and retain control over their lives. The vital services of a shelter or… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Alberta Shelters Assessing Danger

Published: July, 2009| Jan Reimer, Carolyn Goard, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Dr. Campbell, professor of nursing and public health at Johns Hopkins University, originally developed the tool in 1985. Continuing research has updated and validated the Danger Assessment, leading… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Domestic Violence Advocates and the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Published: May, 2009| Kristine Lizdas, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This document is intended for both volunteer and paid staff of nongovernmental domestic violence programs who work directly with victims of domestic violence currently engaged in one or more legal… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Confidentiality: An Advocate's Guide

Published: September, 2007| Julie Kunce Field, Deb Goelman, Barbara Hart, Rebekah Lee, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Kim Tolhurst, Roberta Valente

Confidentiality and privilege are key to keeping battered women safe and represent the cornerstones of all successful advocacy and shelter programs. This guide is intended to familiarize advocates… 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