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Webinar Recording

The Patchwork of State Laws on Firearm Prohibitions for Domestic Violence Protective Orders

Published: September, 2017| April Zeoli

CONTENT Comparison of current state laws regarding firearms prohibitions following imposition of domestic violence protective orders. PRESENTER April Zeoli, Michigan State University View this resource

Webinar Recording

Where Do We Go From Here? Unfinished Business

Published: May, 2017| Andrew Klein and Jessica Klein

Andrew and Jessica Klein’s book, "Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren’t Doing to Protect America’s Women" reveals a pattern of incompetence and inattention in how the… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Do Community-Based Advocates, Barring Other Professional or Statutory Rules, Have an Enforceable Obligation to Avoid Conflicts of Interest?

Published: May, 2017| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, J.D

For many years, advocates and their programs have found themselves in complicated situations, where two people who appear to have opposing interests seek their assistance.  Traditionally, the response… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors and Courts Aren’t Doing to Protect America’s Women: A Discussion with the Authors

Published: May, 2017| Andrew Klein and Jessica Klein

This webinar will discuss how court systems across the country, instead of protecting victims of abuse, are actually abetting batterers. The authors will discuss the evolution of criminal justice… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Tort Suits & Financial Compensation for Domestic Violence Survivors: A Webinar for Attorneys

Published: May, 2017| Amira Samuel

Often when the police are called for domestic violence, men who batter are arrested, convicted, and then likely sent to a batterers intervention program.  What community support, programming… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Tort Suits & Financial Compensation for Domestic Violence Survivors: A Webinar for Advocates

Published: May, 2017| Sonya Passi and Amira Samuel

Survivors of domestic violence are eligible to pursue tort claims against their abusers, which could result in life-changing compensatory and punitive awards. However, survivors often have very little… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Advocacy for Protective Parents Facing Challenging Custody Litigation

Published: September, 2016| Lundy Bancroft

In this webinar, noted author and activist Lundy Bancroft (Why Does He Do That, The Batterer As Parent) discusses the challenges of sharing custody with an abusive partner post-separation. He also… View this resource

Webinar Recording

When the Victim is Arrested: Seeking a Just Response

Published: September, 2016| Quetita Cavero, Mary Ingham, Cindene Pezzell, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In this webinar the presenters discuss victims of ongoing coercive control who have been arrested as a direct or indirect result of their experiences of being abused. This discussion explores many of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Responding to Youth Violence Through Community Advocacy

Published: July, 2016| Shabnam Javdani

This webinar presents the four phase community advocacy model, how it has been used in local communities, and presents evidence for its effectiveness. The presenter focuses specifically on how… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

The ROSES Program: Applying Evidence-Based Models of Advocacy Intervention with Girls

Published: June, 2016| Shabnam Javdani, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

All youth who commit violent offenses are at increased risk to end up in the criminal justice system as adults but girls who commit acts of violence are three times more likely than boys.i  Long term… View this resource

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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) Reports

Published: January, 2015| Department of Defense

This webpage contains Department of Defense (DoD) sexual assault reports to include "Report to the President," Annual reports, Military Service Academy reports, and Special Victims Capability (SVC)… View this resource

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TA2TA

Published: January, 2015| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Designed by and for the OVW TA provider community, as part of the TA2TA project, this website facilitates the collaboration and communication integral to the continued strength and sustainability of… View this resource

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The Confidentiality Institute

Published: January, 2015| The Confidentiality Institute

The Institute provides the only up-to-date, state-specific, sophisticated training, toolkits, and on-call technical assistance to help an agency handle its most significant confidentiality and privacy… View this resource

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Published: January, 2015| The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning… View this resource

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The Northwest Network

Published: January, 2015| The Northwest Network

The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy.… View this resource

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VictimLaw

Published: January, 2015| VictimLaw

A comprehensive on-line database of state, federal, and tribal victims' rights law and protections; the website offers free, user-friendly access to information that until now has been difficult to… View this resource

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Women's Justice Center/Centro de Justicia Para Mujeres

Published: January, 2015| Women's Justice Center

Women’s Justice Center works to end violence against women and children, especially in the Latina, immigrant and other underserved communities. They do this through advocacy, activism, and education.… View this resource

Research & Statistics

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Military Calls 2006-2014

Published: December, 2014| National Domestic Violence Hotline

This report provides a demographic breakdown of the military calls from 2006 to 2013 and identifies barriers to obtaining services. View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Coast Guard’s Commandant Instruction 1752.1, The Family Advocacy Program

Published: August, 2014| United States Coast Guard

Establishes Coast Guard policy on the prevention, identification, reporting, investigation, and treatment of intimate partner and child maltreatment and assigns responsibilities for a coordinated… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

Published: June, 2014| Office for Victims of Crime

This is an online guide for responding to transgender victims of sexual assault. Although not specifically created for the corrections community, this guide should be of interest to those working in… View this resource