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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

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

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

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

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

Practice Assessment Guides to Improve Risk Assessment and Protection Order Procedures

Published: March, 2015| Connie Sponsler-Garcia, Sarah Henry

This webinar presented two new tools for communities to use in assessing their responses to domestic violence. The Accounting for Risk and Danger Guides provide a systematic way to examine how well… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Sexual Harassment in Law Enforcement

Published: March, 2015| Randall H. Carroll

The webinar explored some recent incidents of sexual harassment by law enforcement employees and the consequences of those behaviors. Additionally, there was a discussion on the necessity of a clearly… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Boy, What We’ve Learned: 13 Years of Monitoring Pretrial Defendants on GPS in Denver City and County

Published: February, 2015| Mary Beth Wise, Lindsey Dixon

This webinar provides an overview of the pretrial process for defendants arrested for domestic violence related charges in Denver. From the initial arrest through the pretrial process, players from… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Strangulation and Domestic Violence

Published: December, 2014| William Spafford Smock, MD, Kelsey McKay, JD, Judge Michael Denton

Faculty discuss the findings of medical research from Louisville, KY on strangulation in the context of domestic violence. Faculty consider “best practices” in DV strangulation cases for law… View this resource

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TA2TA

Published: January, 2015| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Designed by and for the OVW TA provider community, as part of the TA2TA project, this website facilitates the collaboration and communication integral to the continued strength and sustainability of… View this resource

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The Confidentiality Institute

Published: January, 2015| The Confidentiality Institute

The Institute provides the only up-to-date, state-specific, sophisticated training, toolkits, and on-call technical assistance to help an agency handle its most significant confidentiality and privacy… View this resource

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Tribal Justice and Safety

Published: January, 2015| The United States Department of Justice

In June 2009, the Justice Department announced the launch of a major new initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities. The effort was launched with… View this resource

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WATCH

Published: January, 2015| WATCH

A Minnesota Court Monitoring Program. WATCH's mission is to make the justice system more effective and responsive in handling cases of violence, particularly against women and children, and creating a… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

Published: June, 2014| Office for Victims of Crime

This is an online guide for responding to transgender victims of sexual assault. Although not specifically created for the corrections community, this guide should be of interest to those working in… 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

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National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction

Published: January, 2012| American Bar Association

The collateral consequences of a criminal conviction—legal sanctions and restrictions imposed upon people because of their criminal record—are hard to find and harder to understand. Now it will be… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Passport to Safety: A Judge's Bench Card

Published: May, 2011| NCJFCJ, NCPOFFC

This tool provides key information on full faith and credit and firearms to judges. Included are benchcards for both issuing and enforcing courts dealing with domestic violence protection orders. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Violence Against Women in the United States and the State’s Obligation to Protect

Published: January, 2011| University of Virginia School of Law

Despite legal and policy measures designed to protect victims, domestic violence remains a pervasive rights violation in the United States. Legal and policy developments in the criminal justice system… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Final Technical Report to the National Institute of Justice on “A Multi-Site Assessment of Five Court-Focused Elder Abuse Initiatives”

Published: June, 2010| Lori A. Stiegel, J.D., American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

This project assessed the five court-focused elder abuse initiatives in existence when their study began to examine how they handle elder abuse cases and determine whether they improve the criminal… View this resource