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Webinar Recording

Immigrant Crime Visas: Law Enforcement’s Tool to Strengthen Community Policing

Published: February, 2015| Leslye Orloff, Mike LaRiviere

Congress created the U visa as a tool to strengthen the ability of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies to detect, investigate, prosecute and sentence crimes against immigrants, a population… View this resource

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How Do Survivors of Domestic Violence Define Success for Themselves? A New Project to Address an Overlooked Question

Published: February, 2015| Anna Melbin

The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) set out to understand how people who have experienced domestic violence and others in the domestic violence field define success for survivors. FFI conducted 46… View this resource

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Housing Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Rental Housing

Published: January, 2015| Renee Williams, Catherine Bishop

Last year, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 into law. The law continues many of the housing protections that had been provided by VAWA 2005 and further… View this resource

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The Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP)

Published: December, 2014| TK Logan, Teri Faragher

This presentation introduces the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP) and will describe the assumptions and conceptual framework. The overall goal of SHARP is to provide a… View this resource

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Has There Been a Sharp Decline in Nonfatal Domestic Violence Special Report of the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Published: December, 2014| Dr. Jennifer Truman, Dr. Rachel Morgan, Dr. Michael Planty, Dr. Michele Lynberg Black, Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy, Dr. Sherry Hamby

Faculty discusses the findings of BJS statisticians contained in the Special Report, below, which examines both the NCVS 10-year aggregate IPV data from 2003 to 2012 and the apparent 67% decline in… View this resource

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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

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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

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

Webinar Recording

Understanding The Sword and Shield of Technology

Published: July, 2014| Valenda Applegarth

Technology can be used to stalk, harass, and violate laws meant to protect victims, or to enhance victim privacy and safety. This webinar showcases both aspects of technology using examples from cases… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

A Roadmap to Risk Assessment: Maine’s Use of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment Tool

Published: June, 2014| Julie Colpitts, Faye Luppi, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

In the first phase, MCEDV engaged stakeholders to identify high-risk behaviors and gaps in the coordinated community response. There was consensus that Maine had difficulty identifying high-risk… 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