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Parent Coordination Services: A Guide for Policy Makers

Published: December, 2011| Barbara Hart, Esq.

This guide is designed to assist policymakers, courts and attorneys in deliberations and decision-making on enabling legislation, licensing standards, rules of court, appointment letters or contracts… View this resource

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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

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Advice from Battered Mothers to Legal and System Professionals

Published: September, 2011| Stephanie Avalon, Loretta Frederick

In Minnesota there is a support group of battered mothers who have experienced protracted custody litigation involving their abusers. We asked these mothers what advice they would give family court… View this resource

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A Prosecutor's Guide to Full Faith and Credit for Protection Orders: Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Published: March, 2011| NCPOFFC

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

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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

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Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence: A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Enforcing Protection Orders Nationwide

Published: March, 2011| NCPOFFC

This guide for law enforcement provides guidance on the inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders pursuant to the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)… View this resource

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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

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Collaborating for Safety: Coordinating the Military and Civilian Response to Domestic Violence: Elements and Tools

Published: January, 2010| Jane M. Sadusky

Provides an overview of the processes used in the implementation of the OVW-funded Military-Civilian Coordinated Community Response Demonstration Project. The goal of this project was to create… View this resource

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Future Directions for BIPs: Examining the Power of Male Peer Support and Building Alternative Support Communities

Published: November, 2009| Barbara Hart, Esq.

This article explores the concept of "male peer support – and the strength and direction of that support – is undeniably a factor in the decision-making of male batterers regarding the infliction of… View this resource

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Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Bench Guide

Published: August, 2009| Loretta Frederick, Drafted by the Minnesota Gender Fairness Implementation Committee

This is a research-based risk assessment bench guide designed by the Minnesota Gender Fairness in the Courts Implementation Committee for use by judges, although it has not been formally implemented… View this resource

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Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women

Published: January, 2010| United Nations

This Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women, prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Division for the Advancement of Women (DESA/DAW), is intended to assist States and… View this resource

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The Use of Technology to Stalk: An Online Course

Published: January, 2010| Stalking Resource Center

Cell phones. GPS. Computers. Did you know that these technologies can be dangerous weapons in a stalker’s arsenal This self-paced, interactive course will give you a better understanding of how… View this resource

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Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys and Advocates

Published: January, 2009| Jean Bruggeman, Elizabeth Keyes

This publication was developed pursuant to a generous grant from the ABA Enterprise Fund, as part of a collaborative effort by several ABA entities aiming to provide attorneys with leadership and… View this resource

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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

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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