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Webinar Recording

Barriers to Solutions: Investigating and Prosecuting Human Trafficking

Published: May, 2013| Viktoria Kristiansson

This webinar is designed to raise prosecutors’ awareness about the dynamics and indicators of human trafficking and challenge participants to reevaluate their approach to detecting and prosecuting… View this resource

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

You Have Options

Published: April, 2013| Detective Carrie Hull, Susan Moen

Detective Carrie Hull and Susan Moen present on how the “You Have Options” program is reducing barriers to reporting sexual assault. “You Have Options” is the result of over two years working in… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Prosecutorial Decision-Making: Anatomy of Discretion

Published: April, 2013| Bruce Frederick, Ph.D., Don Stemen, Ph.D., Jannette Brickman, J.D.

Faculty review the findings and implications of the Anatomy of Discretion study, examining the factors that most greatly influence the decision-making of prosecutors in criminal cases, including… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Federal and State Firearm Prohibitions – Part One

Published: March, 2013| NCPOFFC, Millicent Shaw Phipps, Pete Helein

Firearms in the hands of batterers pose a significant threat to law enforcement, survivors and the community. There are currently federal laws that prohibit certain people from purchasing and… 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

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