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Webinar Recording

The Beginning and End of Rape, Part II

Published: March, 2016| Sarah Deer

The second part of the series explores contemporary issues experienced by Native women, including sex trafficking and criminalization of women who experience high rates of violence. Next, the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Beginning and End of Rape, Part I

Published: March, 2016| Sarah Deer

This webinar will expose participants to the research and statistics establishing the widespread, entrenched crisis of violence against Native women. Participants will recognize the drawbacks of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Talking with Survivors about Privacy, Releases and Choices

Published: February, 2016| Alicia Aiken, J.D.

“Sign at the x, then we’ll get working” is the most common approach to discussing forms in modern America. This webinar takes a step back to examine the interaction between worker and survivor, the… View this resource

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

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

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

Statute Guides & Matrices

Juvenile Protection Order Matrix

Published: November, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains the statutes of states that allow juveniles to access protection orders. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Children Who Experience Intimate Partner Femicide: Their Responses and Needs

Published: November, 2015| Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, Dorothy J. Lennig, BS, JD

Since its creation in 2007, the Baltimore City Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team (DVFRT) has studied numerous cases of domestic violence-related fatalities and near fatalities in an effort to… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Accounting for Risk and Danger Practice Checklists: Coordinating Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases

Published: September, 2015| Connie Sponsler-Garcia

Ideally, identifying and documenting risk factors for serious or lethal intimate partner violence (IPV) should be incorporated into each step of the criminal justice intervention.While communities are… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Fatherhood, Gender Equality, and Violence Prevention: Examining Data and Exploring Possibilities for Practice & Paradigms

Published: September, 2015| Juliana Carlson, A. M., Ph.D., Humberto Carolo, Ian DeGeer

In this webinar the presenters examine the intersection of fatherhood, gender equality and violence prevention. The presentation starts with the framework of primary prevention (stop violence before… View this resource

Research & Statistics

The Civic Origins of Progressive Policy Change: Combating Violence Against Women in Global Perspective, 1975–2005

Published: August, 2012| Mala Htun, S. Laurel Weldon

Over the past four decades, violence against women (VAW) has come to be seen as a violation of human rights and an important concern for social policy. Yet government action remains uneven. Some… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Critical Issues for Culturally Competent Services

Published: February, 2012| Sheetal Rana, Leni Marin

Immigrant women as a social category are a diverse group. In the U.S., there are approximately 18 million women and girls who have emigrated from many countries around the world, under a myriad of… View this resource

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National Directory of Programs With Experience Serving Immigrant Victims

Published: January, 2012| The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project

A directory of service providers with experience working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, U-visa crimes and human trafficking, by state. This directory is also useful to… View this resource

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National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction

Published: January, 2012| American Bar Association

The collateral consequences of a criminal conviction—legal sanctions and restrictions imposed upon people because of their criminal record—are hard to find and harder to understand. Now it will be… View this resource

Research & Statistics

LGTBQH Intimate Partner Violence

Published: December, 2011| National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

For the past 14 years, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has produced this report to document intimate partner violence (IPV) within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa Fact Sheet

Published: January, 2011| US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons… View this resource

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Safety & Privacy in a Digital World

Published: January, 2011| VAWnet

This Special Collection provides information and resources to support the safety and privacy of those who may or do experience technology-assisted abuse. It reviews the ways in which technology can be… View this resource

Tools & Guides

The Use of Technology to Stalk: An Online Course

Published: January, 2010| Stalking Resource Center

Cell phones. GPS. Computers. Did you know that these technologies can be dangerous weapons in a stalker’s arsenal This self-paced, interactive course will give you a better understanding of how… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys and Advocates

Published: January, 2009| Jean Bruggeman, Elizabeth Keyes

This publication was developed pursuant to a generous grant from the ABA Enterprise Fund, as part of a collaborative effort by several ABA entities aiming to provide attorneys with leadership and… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Safety & Accountability Audit of the Response to Native Women Who Report Sexual Assault in Duluth, Minnesota

Published: January, 2009| Mending the Sacred Hoop & Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault

Executive Summary of a Safety Audit from 2006-2008 View this resource