Funded as a Special Interest Resource Center: Civil & Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence by the Family and Youth Services Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, with additional funding provided by the Office on Violence Against WomenDepartment of Justice.
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Webinar Recording

NISVS 2010: Victimization by Sexual Orientation Report: Findings and Implications

Published: May, 2013| Mikel L. Walters, PhD., Connie Burk, Chai Jindasurat

The webinar reviews the findings and implications of the NISVS 2010: Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation Report. The NISVS study found that lesbians and gay men reported IPV and SV over… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement and Victim Services

Published: May, 2013| Jennifer McNew, Louis “Chip” Morlier

Human trafficking, especially sex trafficking involving foreign nationals and minors, presents substantial challenges to investigators and victim advocates responding to such incidents. Human… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Advocacy Initiated Response to Children of Domestic Violence Survivors: New Zealand’s KIDshine

Published: March, 2013| Jill Proudfoot

In Auckland, New Zealand, when police respond to domestic violence incidents, community advocates follow up with the adult survivors; but children also receive in-home visits to address safety… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Intimate Partner Sexual Assault – Research and Advocacy

Published: March, 2013| TK Logan, Walter S. DeKeseredy

Intimate partner sexual abuse includes a broad range of sexual conduct, illegal and legal. Sexual conduct that is illegal is a limited set of the full range of sexual abuse inflicted by intimate… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Denver’s Triage Project Demonstrates Value of Advocate-Initiated Response

Published: March, 2013| Margaret Abrams, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Outreach by community-based advocates who initiate contact ensures that DV victims receive valuable information regarding protection orders, safety planning, counseling and linkage with other… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Using the Advocate Initiated Response: Contacting Victims after Their Partner’s Arrest

Published: February, 2013| Rose Thelen

Following our webinar on research showing the effectiveness of advocacy and particularly the advocate initiated response, Rose Thelen presents on this approach to engaging victims caught up in the… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Rose Brooks Center: Sheltering Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Companion Animals

Published: February, 2013| NCPOFFC, Monica N. Player

This promising practice explores Rose Brooks Center’s efforts to shelter survivors and their companion pets together to reduce animal abuse. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Denver’s Domestic Violence Early Intervention Team (TRIAGE): Policy, Practice & Research

Published: February, 2013| Margaret Abrams, M.A., Dora-Lee Larson, M.A., Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D.

Begun in January 2006, Denver’s TRIAGE is a collaborative, multidisciplinary team that seeks to identify & assess risk factors for continuing, severe domestic violence, to provide active and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Youthful Offender Domestic Violence Court: Can A Court Help Break The Cycle

Published: January, 2013| Gene A. Johnson, Jr.

What is teen dating violence and what are the challenges in addressing it How has the court system responded in the past and how can it change to make a difference in the lives of teens This webinar… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Black Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships and the Advocacy Response

Published: January, 2013| Dr. Hillary Potter, Umi (Shelia) Hankins

This presentation addresses Black women’s use of responsive violence. The presenters look at ways to engage with women about their use of violence, placing the violence in context, while recognizing… 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