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Promising Practices & Policies

El Paso, Texas: A Coordinated Effort to Remove Firearms from Domestic Abusers

Published: December, 2014| NCPOFFC

This promising practice explores El Paso's court system's adoption of protocols to aid in the removal of firearms from dangerous abusers. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Accessible Trauma Resolution – A Model with Evidence to Match

Published: November, 2014| Teresa Descilo, MSW, MCT

In most communities, effective trauma therapy is not accessible to many people as the mental health field is only now grasping the importance of resolving trauma. Trauma-specific services are still… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Forms Inform Courts on Firearms

Published: November, 2014| NCPOFFC

This promising practice focuses on Pueblo, Colorado Courts' adoption of forms to enhance victim safety and offender accountability by providing judges with more information. This article focuses on… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Intimidation and Forfeiture by Wrongdoing

Published: October, 2014| Teresa M. Garvey, JD

Intimidation and manipulation are integral parts of every abuser’s arsenal of power and control. Intimidation may have prevented a victim from calling the police in the past, and once criminal charges… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Life After Crawford and Its Progeny

Published: October, 2014| Chris Mallios

This presentation examines the history and development of evidence-based prosecution of domestic violence cases, and identifies how Crawford v. Washington and its progeny have impacted the prosecution… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Co-Advocacy

Published: October, 2014| Rosario de la Torre

Co-advocacy is a collaborative process of improving how organizations work together to ensure that they are providing appropriate resources and services to all participants they served. Co-advocacy… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Going Forward Without the Victim: Evidence-Based Prosecution of Domestic Violence

Published: October, 2014| John Wilkinson, JD

This presentation examines evidence-based prosecution techniques that will enable prosecutors to try domestic violence cases where the victim is an absent or reluctant witness. The presenter discusses… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Strangulation Statutes Matrix - 2014

Published: September, 2014| BWJP, Originally compiled by the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse in 2007

This chart is a compilation of the strangulation laws in the United States. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Changing Police Culture: Moving Beyond Mandatory Arrest to Understanding Domestic Violence

Published: September, 2014| Jon Sundermeier

The process of improving how police respond to domestic violence might often involve changing deeply engrained views and practices. This webinar discusses ways to approach changing police culture from… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Best Practices & Helpseeking Obstacles: Law Enforcement and Advocacy

Published: August, 2014| Dr. Sherry Hamby, John Guard, Margaret (Peg) Ruddy

The faculty discuss the findings of a national study of domestic violence witnessed by children. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response was most associated with arrest. Contact… View this resource

Amicus Brief

Office on Violence Against Women Statement on Giles v. California

Published: July, 2008| Cindy Dyer

In the case of Giles v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing applied only when a defendant caused a victim’s absence from trial and did so with the… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

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

Promising Practices & Policies

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

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