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Denver’s Domestic Violence Early Intervention Team (TRIAGE): Policy, Practice & Research

Published: February, 2013| Margaret Abrams, M.A., Dora-Lee Larson, M.A., Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D.

Begun in January 2006, Denver’s TRIAGE is a collaborative, multidisciplinary team that seeks to identify & assess risk factors for continuing, severe domestic violence, to provide active and… View this resource

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The Youthful Offender Domestic Violence Court: Can A Court Help Break The Cycle

Published: January, 2013| Gene A. Johnson, Jr.

What is teen dating violence and what are the challenges in addressing it How has the court system responded in the past and how can it change to make a difference in the lives of teens This webinar… View this resource

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Advocating on Behalf of Battered Women When the Abuser Works for a Law Enforcement Agency

Published: October, 2012| Jan Russell

While most of the dynamics of domestic violence remain the same regardless of the abuser’s employer, battered women abused by members of law enforcement agencies, sworn and civilian, face unique… View this resource

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In Our Own Voices: An LGBTQ Community Collaboration that Addresses Domestic Violence in Albany, New York

Published: October, 2012| Phillip Burse, Jaclyn Dechiro

Phillip Burse, from In Our Own Voices, a thriving community organization who were working for justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people particularly in communities of color in the wider… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Michigan’s Open Doors Project Creates Toolkit for Working with Survivors of Domestic and/or Sexual Violence Who Have Criminal Histories

Published: February, 2012| Cris M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Edited by Stephanie Avalon

As recently featured in a BWJP webinar (resource-center/resource-results/open-doors-development-of-a-best-practice-toolkit-for-working-with-domestic-violence-survivors-with-criminal-histories.html)… View this resource

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Still Feeling Invisible Practical Steps for Your CCR to respond to LGBTQ Needs

Published: January, 2012| Aaron Eckhardt

Most coordinated community responses (CCRs) have only informal arrangements to respond to violence with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Often ‘heterosexually… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

New Zealand's KIDshine Not Just Promising but Proven and Effective

Published: October, 2011| Donna Williamson, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Since 2002, KIDshine has added followup contacts with abused mothers and their children in Auckland through in-home visitation to address safety planning, trauma, and recovery. Formerly called The… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Seeking Dismissal of Charges Against a Battered Woman for Violation of Civil Protection Order or Criminal No Contact Order: Sample Brief

Published: September, 2011| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Madina L. Nguyen

This sample brief form argues that a government agency is not permitted to arrest and/or prosecute a battered women, listed as a protective party, for allegedly violating a civil protection order or… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Advocacy Challenges in a CCR: Protecting Confidentiality While Promoting a Coordinated Response

Published: January, 2011| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This article examines the conflict advocates face between the victim's need for confidentiality and the broader need for collaboration in a CCR, and explores how an advocacy program balances these two… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Model Policy for Responding to Missing Persons Investigations

Published: May, 2010| Joanna Arlow, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Advocates in Washington state told us that “police often contact our shelters and programs and want to know if a survivor who has been reported missing is using our services. Clearly, they are not… 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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Bureau of Justice Statistics

Published: January, 2015| Office of Justice Programs

The U.S. Department of Justice website offers research and statistical publications on domestic violence. 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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Tribal Justice and Safety

Published: January, 2015| The United States Department of Justice

In June 2009, the Justice Department announced the launch of a major new initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities. The effort was launched with… 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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WomensLaw.org

Published: January, 2015| WomensLaw.org

Free access to legal information, including information on restraining orders, custody, divorce, immigration, and tribal law. Also, links to sheriffs' offices, and court forms and instructions on… 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

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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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

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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