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Webinar Recording

Best Practices and Help Seeking Obstacles: Advocacy and Law Enforcement

Published: October, 2015| Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

This webinar presents findings from a national study of domestic violence. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response (that which included at least 6 “best practices” for law… View this resource

News Article

NCPOFFC Newsletter #11: Protection Order Resources for Advocates

Published: October, 2015| NCPOFFC, Monica N. Player

This newsletter provides information on some of NCPOFFC's top protection order resources for advocates.    View this resource

News Article

NCPOFFC Newsletter #10: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Published: October, 2015| NCPOFFC

This newsletter provides information on NCPOFFC's plans for raising awareness of DVAM during the month of October as well as some back history on DVAM itself.   View this resource

Webinar Recording

Language Access at Crime Scenes: Improve Successful Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions

Published: September, 2015| Rocio Molina, Shelli Sonnenberg, Cannon Han

This webinar addresses language access at crime scenes and how decisions law enforcement make regarding interpretation at the initial crime scene can impact the case long-term. Participants consider… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Victim Advocate Guide: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Combat Experience

Published: September, 2015| BWJP

Most people returning from war zones will have stress reactions and will need to readjust to being home. This guide provides information that will help advocates understand these stress reactions and… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Military-Related Victim Resource Card

Published: September, 2015| BWJP

This tool answers common questions asked by military-related victims and lists online and telephonic resources specific to military personnel, veterans, and their family members. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Increasing Your Safety: Full Faith and Credit for Protection Orders

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This guide for survivors provides information on enforcing protection orders across jurisdictional lines pursuant to the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C.… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Advocates

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist provides information for advocates facilitating a discussion with survivors about firearms. It also provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Trauma-Informed Practice Scales for DV Programs

Published: July, 2015| Cris M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Lisa A. Goodman, Ph.D., Rachel Ramirez, MSW, Deb Heimel, MA

In this webinar, the faculty describe the development of a new tool that DV programs can use to evaluate and improve their work. The TIP Scales assess six domains of trauma informed practice… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Illinois Model Protocols Help Find Justice for Victims with Disabilities

Published: July, 2015| Shirley Paceley, Teresa Tudor, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Finding justice for victims with disabilities has been a focus of the Illinois OVW Arrest Grant. Through this initiative administered by the  Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Violence Among Active Duty Women and Wives of Active Duty Men, 2010

Published: March, 2013| Michele C. Black, Melissa T. Merrick

This Technical Report, from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, provides the findings of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, a collaboration of the Department… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Sexual Violence in the Military: A Guide for Civilian Advocates

Published: January, 2013| National Sexual Violence Resource Center

This guide provides advocates working in community-based sexual assault programs with an understanding of sexual violence in the military and offers resources to support their collaborative efforts… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Way Off Base: An Argument Against Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Veterans Treatment Courts

Published: September, 2012| Pamela Kravetz

This journal article, published by the Veterans Law Review, argues that there are serious safety and ethical concerns when intimate partner violence cases are heard in a veterans court model.… 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

Tools & Guides

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Guides

Published: February, 2012| The Alliance of Military and Veteran Family Behavioral Health Providers

These guides introduce Department of Defense (DoD) and military service policies as well as links and contact information for military, national, and community-based resources for assisting victims… View this resource

Website

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

Research & Statistics

Documentation of Screening for Perpetration of IPV in Male Veterans with PTSD

Published: December, 2011| April Gerlock

This is an audio interview and discussion with April Gerlock on screening and documentation of veterans with PTSD and her November 2011 article, "Documentation of Screening for Perpetration of… 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

Research & Statistics

Documentation of Screening for Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence in Male Veterans with PTSD (Abstract)

Published: November, 2011| April Gerlock, Jackie L. Grimesey, Alisa K. Pisciotta

This article, published in the American Journal of Nursing, reports on a two-phase study of male veterans. In phase one, the primary objective was to determine how many veterans' records showed… View this resource

News Article

Pentagon Channel: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Program

Published: October, 2011| Glenna Tinney, Kenya Fairley, Brian Namey

This video on the Pentagon Channel shows speakers discussing the issue of domestic violence in the military during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. View this resource