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Webinar Recording

Male Peer Support for Violence Against Women

Published: January, 2016| Martin D. Schwartz, Ph.D., Walter S. DeKeseredy, Ph.D., Casey Gwinn, J.D.

Drs. Schwartz and DeKeseredy review their theory on male peer support for violence against women and discuss their research on this topic over the course of the last 25 years. Casey Gwinn presents on… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Police Departments’ Use of the Lethality Assessment Program

Published: January, 2016| Jacqueline Campbell, Jill Messing, Beverly Patchell

Calling the police is one of the most commonly employed help seeking strategies by women in abusive relationships, though domestic violence services, safety planning and shelter are more often rated… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Police-Involved Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2016| Leigh Goodmark, J.D., David R. Thomas, Dottie Davis

Professor Goodmark discusses the findings of her investigation into law enforcement-perpetrated domestic violence that are forthcoming in a law review article. She then addresses the increasing… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Firearms and Domestic Violence: State and Territorial Statutory Provisions Matrix

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state and territorial firearm statutes as they relate to civil protection orders; criminal offenses, procedures, prohibited transferees; licenses/permits, and background checks. View this resource

Policy Analysis

Police Body Cameras in Domestic and Sexual Assault Investigations: Considerations and Unanswered Questions

Published: December, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This paper identifies and addresses the various issues – those known and unresolved – that may arise when law enforcement equipped with body cameras respond to victims of domestic violence and sexual… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Unauthorized Practice of Law Matrix

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix provides a statutory compilation on unauthorized practice of law. Laws covered include practice of law by non-lawyers. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Colorado’s Differentiated DV Offender Treatment Aims to Address Offender Risks, Needs and Responsivity

Published: November, 2015| Cheryl Davis, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The state of Colorado has had mandated court-ordered treatment for domestic violence offenders since 1987. Treatment is guided and evaluated through Standards overseen and monitored by The Colorado… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Respecting Information: Sharing Norms Across Disciplines

Published: November, 2015| Alicia Aiken

When allies come together to address violence, they bring different perspectives to the table. This inter-disciplinary webinar will help professionals to understand and develop respect for each… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Prevalence and Characteristics Among Domestic Violence and Sexual Offenders

Published: November, 2015| A. Mervyn Davies

This webinar highlights the 2009 Partner Rape Study which explored the prevalence of intimate partner rape in adult sex offenders and domestic violence offenders in treatment in Colorado. Although… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Supporting the Supporters: Informal Networks Have a Role in Preventing Domestic Violence

Published: November, 2015| Graham Barnes, Elena Esina

This webinar explores the value of informal networks in victims’ and perpetrator’s lives. How can we support those networks to effectively respond to the needs of the victim and perpetrator; and… 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