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Promising Practices & Policies

Stearns County Felony Domestic Violence Court: Increasing Victim Safety and Batterer Accountability through a Targeted Response to Dangerous Cases

Published: February, 2014| Janelle Kendall, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Trying to address the overcrowding of the jail, Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall learned that 30 to 40 people were responsible for committing about 100 felonies a year. These repeat offenders… View this resource

News Article

Probation and Parole: A Key Discipline in the Protection Order Enforcement Process

Published: February, 2014| NCPOFFC, Millicent Shaw Phipps

This newsletter provides information on probation and parole department staff's key role in protection order enforcement. View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Benefits of Violence: Why Give It Up

Published: January, 2014| Chuck Derry

In our work to address domestic and sexual violence, it’s easy to overlook the most fundamental fact: offenders benefit from their use of violence. This webinar describes exactly what’s in it for… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Transgender People, IPV and the Legal System

Published: January, 2014| Leigh Goodmark, J.D., Terra Slavin, J.D., Michael Munson

Transgender persons subjected to abuse have not been the focus of legal scholarship. The dearth of legal scholarship is not surprising given how little research exists on the experience of transgender… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender; 18 USCS § 117

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

This statute is the federal statute for the crime of domestic assault by a habitual offender, 18 USCS 117. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Domestic Violence and Stalking Repeat Offenders; 18 USCS § 2265A

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

This is the federal statute for the crimes of domestic violence and stalking 18 USCS 2265A. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Federal Domestic Violence Crimes with Definitions; 18 USCS §§ 2261; 2261A; 2262; 2266

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

This is the federal statutes for domestic violence, violation of protection orders and their definitions. 18 USC 2261; 2261A; 2262, 2266. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Federal Firearm Prohibitions: 18 USC 922 (d), (g), (n) and 921 (a)(32), (33)

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

These statutes are the portions of the federal Gun Control Act that relate to domestic violence and firearms, misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDV), people under indictment, the official use… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Researcher/Practitioner Collaboration: Strategies for Successful Implementation

Published: November, 2013| Tami Sullivan, Ph.D., Bonnie S. Fisher, Ph.D., Leslye Orloff, J. D., Teri Faragher

The social science faculty review the results of The Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Study (RPPS) and discuss the 6 products generated by that initiative. The attorney and advocate faculty offer… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Probation/Parole Group Reporting

Published: November, 2013| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

With more focus on victim safety and community partnerships, probation departments are feeling the pressures of an over-burdened system. Traditional one-on-one supervision can be costly in regards to… 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