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Tools & Guides

Intimate Partner Violence Screening Guide

Published: March, 2018| Gabrielle Davis

This initial domestic abuse screening guide is designed to help you identify domestic abuse and coercive controlling behaviors in family law cases. It is a simple screen that attempts to detect… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Addressing Language Access in Police Departments: Salem, MA, Police Department Models Compliance

Published: March, 2018| Michael LaRiviere

Salem, Massachusetts, with a population of approximately 43,132, has a police force of 90 officers and uses a community policing model. Like many jurisdictions across the country, the population of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Introducing the Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales for DV Programs

Published: December, 2017| Lisa Goodman, PhD and Cris Sullivan, PhD

Over the past 15 years, domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) programs have worked tirelessly to bring a trauma-informed approach to their work. This, in turn, has generated a need for tools… View this resource

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Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women, a conversation with the authors

Published: October, 2017| Walter S. DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz

The authors will discuss their recent book analyzing why and how men abuse women during and after a separation or divorce. They define separation violence broadly, as sometimes the separation is… View this resource

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Efficacy of Interventions with Victims

Published: October, 2017| Paula McWhirter, PhD and Lauren B. Cattaneo, PhD

Studies that explore child and adult development link a wide range of interpersonal, social and physical health difficulties to cumulative and unaddressed trauma associated with domestic violence. In… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Advocate Confidentiality Statutes

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state advocate confidentiality statutes. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Unauthorized Practice of Law Matrix

Published: October, 2017| 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

New Research on the Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse

Published: September, 2017| Megan Haselschwerdt, PhD and Kelly Knight, PhD

The "cycle of violence" hypothesis is deeply engrained in the domestic violence movement and is often invoked without a solid understanding of the limitations and challenges involved with testing this… View this resource

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Drivers of Intimate Partner Violence in Three Refugee Camps

Published: September, 2017| Karin Wachter, MEd

Research in humanitarian settings has traditionally focused on the sexual violence women experience by armed actors despite growing evidence that indicates that intimate partner violence (IPV)… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Domestic Violence is Complex: Cycles, Wheels, or Systems

Published: September, 2017| Sandra Burge, PhD

This webinar will focus on the challenges posed to clinicians in working with victims of violence. Dr. Burge will present the findings of their research. The partner violence literature describes… View this resource

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Accessing Safety Initiative

Published: January, 2015| Vera Institute of Justice

Funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, the Accessing Safety Initiative helps organizations and communities meet the needs of women with disabilities & Deaf women who are victims or… View this resource

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FORGE

Published: January, 2015| FORGE

FORGE provides a wide range of assistance to anti-violence professionals who are seeking support to provide competent and respectful care to transgender survivors and loved ones of sexual assault… View this resource

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GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

Published: January, 2015| GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

The GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project provides free and confidential support and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We work with… View this resource

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Legal Momentum/The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund

Published: January, 2015| Legal Momentum

Legal Momentum is the oldest non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy. They were founded… View this resource

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Mending the Sacred Hoop

Published: January, 2015| Mending the Sacred Hoop

Mending the Sacred Hoop is a Native owned and operated non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that exists to address violence against Native women and works to end it. We organize to address issues… View this resource

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MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse

Published: January, 2015| Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse was established in 1994 by the Minnesota State Legislature with a charge "to improve the quality of higher education related to violence." The project… View this resource

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National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Published: January, 2015| National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health is a national technical assistance project designed to cultivate a deeper understanding about the mental health and advocacy needs of… View this resource

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National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Published: January, 2015| National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987, is a resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with crimes related to their… View this resource

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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2015| National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides a list of state domestic violence coalitions and other resources for victims and advocates. View this resource

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National Immigration Project

Published: January, 2015| National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

A national non-profit that provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners, and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens. View this resource