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Rose Brooks Center: Sheltering Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Companion Animals

Published: February, 2013| NCPOFFC, Monica N. Player

This promising practice explores Rose Brooks Center’s efforts to shelter survivors and their companion pets together to reduce animal abuse. View this resource

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Creating Linkages that Improve Victim Safety and Offender Accountability

Published: September, 2012| Dusty Olson, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

With the award of a Community Defined Solutions grant in 2009, the Seattle Human Services Department’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Unit ( DVSAP ) developed a project addressing a… View this resource

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Missouri’s Shelter Rules Project Provides Guidance to Examine and Reduce Shelter Rules

Published: April, 2012| Kenya Fairley, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The project engaged shelter leaders from seven regions that comprise Missouri. Participants met and agreed to work toward reducing rules or implementing a voluntary services approach at their… View this resource

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Michigan’s Open Doors Project Creates Toolkit for Working with Survivors of Domestic and/or Sexual Violence Who Have Criminal Histories

Published: February, 2012| Cris M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Edited by Stephanie Avalon

As recently featured in a BWJP webinar (resource-center/resource-results/open-doors-development-of-a-best-practice-toolkit-for-working-with-domestic-violence-survivors-with-criminal-histories.html)… View this resource

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Miami-Dade Domestic Violence Court Forms

Published: January, 2012| NCPOFFC

These model forms on firearm surrender were provided by Miami Dade Domestic Violence Court. These forms provide examples of orders for return of firearms to seizure and surrender policy and… View this resource

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New Zealand's KIDshine Not Just Promising but Proven and Effective

Published: October, 2011| Donna Williamson, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Since 2002, KIDshine has added followup contacts with abused mothers and their children in Auckland through in-home visitation to address safety planning, trauma, and recovery. Formerly called The… View this resource

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The Ohio IPV Collaborative Builds Competency Within Child Protective Services

Published: July, 2011| Denise St. Clair, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Linking children’s safety to the safety of their mothers, the late Susan Schechter coordinated and consulted with Advocacy for Women and Kids in Emergencies (AWAKE) at Children's Hospital in Boston… View this resource

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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

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The Blueprint for Safety

Published: February, 2011| Denise Eng, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Two versions of the Blueprint have been written, one specifically for the City of Saint Paul, funded by a grant awarded by the Minnesota Legislature in 2007 and a generic version… View this resource

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Technology and Data Sharing Enhance CCR

Published: December, 2010| Julie Christianson, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Law enforcement reports and corresponding court data have been collected and entered into the Domestic Abuse Information Network (DAIN) database. Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Project staff… View this resource

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Calculating Safety: Reckoning with Domestic Violence in the Context of Child Support Parenting Time Initiatives

Published: April, 2015| Nancy Ver Steegh, Gabrielle Davis

This article explores domestic violence-related implications of federal and state initiatives seeking to establish parenting time in connection with entry of child support orders. The authors… View this resource

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A Community Process: Strategies to Improve the Response to Domestic Violence

Published: June, 2014| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, a trainer and lecturer on domestic violence, discusses probation group conferencing, motivational interview techniques, and the importance of community collaboration. View this resource

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Domestic Violence and Child Custody: A 4-Part Model for Helping Judges Make More Informed Decisions

Published: June, 2013| Kristine Lizdas

Family court judges should consider the impact of violence on families when making decisions about child custody and visitation, according to Kristine Lizdas, a managing attorney at the Battered… View this resource

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Attorneys As First-Responders: Recognizing The Destructive Nature of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder On The Combat Veteran's Legal Decision-Making Process

Published: December, 2009| Evan Seamone

The author examines interviewing and counseling techniques that can be utilized by criminal defense attorneys when representing military-related clients who have post-traumatic stress disorder. View this resource

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At A Crossroads: Developing Duluth's Prosecution Response to Battered Women Who Fight Back

Published: January, 2007| Mary Asmus

This monograph tells the story of how city prosecutors, battered women's advocates, and other practitioners in Duluth's criminal justice system came together to address the unique issues presented by… View this resource

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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

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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