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Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families

Published: July, 2014| Glenna Tinney, April Gerlock

This journal article addresses the intersection between intimate partner violence and combat-related conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and… View this resource

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Custody Project History and Future Directions

Published: June, 2013| Gabrielle Davis

This project report highlights the National Child Custody Project's progress, and includes emerging themes and the challenges and limitations of current practice. A proposed conceptual framework for… View this resource

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Policy Brief: Safety on the Homefront: Adequately Addressing Violence in Families Impacted by Military Service

Published: May, 2011| Glenna Tinney, Kathleen West

This policy brief, published by USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) examines returning servicemembers and the justice system, the intersection of mental… View this resource

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Considering the Needs of Domestic Violence Victims: The Exceptions to Minnesota's Alternative Dispute Resolution Rule 114

Published: April, 2011| Anne Fuchs, Azure Schermerhorn-Snyder

This article provides an overview of the current discussion regarding the use of mediation in cases involving domestic violence, and the importance of developing appropriately-oriented assessment… View this resource

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Veterans in the Justice System: Treatment of Violent Offenders

Published: August, 2010| Amy Fairweather, Guy Gambill, Glenna Tinney

This opinion piece discusses the concerns and challenges of accepting domestic violence offenders into Veterans Treatment Courts. View this resource

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The Dangers of Presumptive Joint Physical Custody

Published: May, 2010| Gabrielle Davis, J.D., Kristine Lizdas, J.D., Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, J.D., Jenna Yauch

This article details the problems that arise for victims of domestic violence and their children from legal presumptions for joint physical custody, and strongly advocates against such legal… View this resource

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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

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Countering Confusion About the Duluth Model

Published: June, 2008| Graham Barnes, Michael Paymar

In this paper, the authors examine and respond to research and criticism from three sources and clarify other myths and misinformation about the Duluth Model. Given the difficulty of changing… View this resource

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Civil Tort Suits and Economic Justice for Battered Women

Published: March, 2004| Barbara Hart, Esq., Erica Sussman, Esq.

This article provides tort lawyers considering representation of domestic violence victims with a foundation to develop their cases in a manner that attends to their clients particular financial needs… View this resource

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Minnesota's Standards for Batterer's Programs: A Policy Review and Report on Implementation in Hennepin County

Published: October, 2003| Sarah Myott

This report was created as a result of work conducted by the Battered Women's Justice Project and Hennepin County Community Corrections in order to begin work to implement MN Statute 518B.02, which… View this resource

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Women Veterans and Intimate Partner Violence: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Published: April, 2014| Megan R. Gerber, Katherine M. Iverson, Melissa E. Dichter

This article, published by the Journal of Women's Health, discusses women veterans unique risk factors for experiencing IPV, health sequelae and healthcare utilization, and clinical and policy… View this resource

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Responding to the Needs of Women Veterans Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Published: January, 2013| National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women

This paper highlights the unique experiences and needs of women veterans who become justice-involved and offers a gender and trauma-informed approach that criminal justice practitioners can use to… View this resource

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Way Off Base: An Argument Against Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Veterans Treatment Courts

Published: September, 2012| Pamela Kravetz

This journal article, published by the Veterans Law Review, argues that there are serious safety and ethical concerns when intimate partner violence cases are heard in a veterans court model.… View this resource

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Practical Considerations for Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter

Published: June, 2012| Katreena Scott, Fernando Mederos

This Applied Research paper provides an overview of the practical considerations related to parenting interventions programs for men who batter. These include questions about program length and… View this resource

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Veterans' Courts and Criminal Responsibility: A Problem Solving History & Approach to the Liminality of Combat Trauma

Published: November, 2010| Justin G. Holbrook

This legal research paper explores the history of combat-related trauma as a medical and psychological condition requiring specialized diagnosis, reviews combat-related trauma within the social… View this resource

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Veterans and the Justice System: the Next Forensic Frontier

Published: June, 2010| Debra A. Pinals

This article, published by the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, suggests that it is increasingly critical for forensic psychiatrists to develop skills and knowledge related… View this resource

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Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Brief "Veterans' Courts"

Published: November, 2009| Mark A. Levin

This policy brief discusses the problem of incarcerated veterans, what Veterans Courts are, the role of victims in these programs, the purpose of these court programs, and support for them. View this resource

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Combat Veterans, Mental Health Issues, and the Death Penalty: Addressing the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

Published: May, 2009| Anthony E. Giardino

This article, published by the Fordham Law Review, argues that combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury at the time of their offenses should not be… View this resource

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Veterans Treatment Courts Developing Throughout the Nation

Published: January, 2009| Judge Robert Russell

In this article Judge Robert Russell, the founder of the first Veterans Treatment Court, explores the need for Veterans Treatment Courts, how the Buffalo VTC operates, and the social and economic… View this resource