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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

Webinar Recording

Stalking and Protection Orders

Published: June, 2011| NCPOFFC, Michelle Garcia

This webinar provides information on stalking dynamics and highlights examples of prosecution of stalking protection order violations and making the correlating case for prosecuting a stalking crime. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Integrating Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence Intervention with Men who Batter

Published: May, 2011| Larry Bennett, Ph.D.

Batterer intervention, and the whole domestic violence field, has been slow, perhaps reluctant to respond effectively to substance abuse. Similarly, most substance abuse interveners have not responded… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Blueprint for Safety: Evolution of the Prosecution Response

Published: May, 2011| Jeff Greipp, Teresa Skarda, Mike Seasly, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

Using the City of St. Paul’s implementation of the Blueprint for Safety, this webinar discusses the application of the Blueprint’s principles to prosecution response in domestic violence cases and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Putting Context in Criminal No Contact Orders: A New Response for Prosecutors

Published: May, 2011| Jeff Greipp, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

Many practitioners view criminal no contact orders as an effective and essential tool in keeping victims safer while a prosecution is pending. Victims, however, usually seek to have these orders… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Prosecutor's Guide to Full Faith and Credit for Protection Orders: Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Published: March, 2011| NCPOFFC

This guide for prosecutors provides information on enforcement of protection orders pursuant to the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2265, interstate… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence: A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Enforcing Protection Orders Nationwide

Published: March, 2011| NCPOFFC

This guide for law enforcement provides guidance on the inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders pursuant to the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

The Blueprint for Safety

Published: February, 2011| Denise Eng, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Two versions of the Blueprint have been written, one specifically for the City of Saint Paul, funded by a grant awarded by the Minnesota Legislature in 2007 and a generic version… 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

Amicus Brief

Office on Violence Against Women Statement on Giles v. California

Published: July, 2008| Cindy Dyer

In the case of Giles v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing applied only when a defendant caused a victim’s absence from trial and did so with the… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

At A Crossroads: Developing Duluth's Prosecution Response to Battered Women Who Fight Back

Published: January, 2007| Mary Asmus

This monograph tells the story of how city prosecutors, battered women's advocates, and other practitioners in Duluth's criminal justice system came together to address the unique issues presented by… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Vermont’s Model Protocol: Law Enforcement Response to Children at the Scene of a Domestic Violence Incident

Published: June, 2004| Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, Vermont Department for Children and Families, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

The intent of this protocol is to assist law enforcement officers in their response to children at the scene of domestic violence incidents. The goals of an effective response include assessing… View this resource

Tools & Guides

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