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Domestic Violence Programs and Children's Records: Issues of Confidentiality and Release

Published: December, 2009| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Jenna Yauch

Preserving confidentiality for battered women and their children is central to ensuring their safety and allowing them to regain and retain control over their lives. The vital services of a shelter or… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Confidentiality: An Advocate's Guide

Published: September, 2007| Julie Kunce Field, Deb Goelman, Barbara Hart, Rebekah Lee, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Kim Tolhurst, Roberta Valente

Confidentiality and privilege are key to keeping battered women safe and represent the cornerstones of all successful advocacy and shelter programs. This guide is intended to familiarize advocates… View this resource

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Sample Motion to Quash Grand Jury Subpoena

Published: September, 2007| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This document serves as a sample motion to be submitted by a domestic violence program that has received a subpoena in a grand jury proceeding, ordering it to disclose confidential information. View this resource

Policy Analysis

Structural Racism, the Criminal Justice System, and Violence Against Women: Literature Review

Published: March, 2003| Gavin Kearney

Literature on domestic violence, the criminal justice system, and race/ethnicity all discuss a number of problems with using the criminal justice system to address domestic violence. This article… View this resource

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Why Should Advocates for Battered Women Want Batterers To Be Provided with Adequate Legal Representation When They Are Arrested for Assaulting Their Partners

Published: August, 2002| Loretta Frederick

The existence of a competent defense bar in any community does not undermine the effort to use the law to stop domestic violence. A fair and well-functioning criminal legal system may create general… View this resource

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Working Effectively with the Police: A Guide for Battered Women's Advocates

Published: August, 2001| Jane Sadusky

Battered women's advocates and police departments in several jurisdictions have been successful in developing a more effective police response to domestic assault cases. This article highlights… View this resource

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Effective Interventions in Domestic Violence Cases: Context is Everything

Published: May, 2001| Loretta Frederick, Julie Tilley

In order to intervene effectively in domestic violence cases, it is important to understand the complex issues of violence within intimate relationships, including the 1) intent of the offender, 2)… View this resource

Policy Analysis

The Evolution of Domestic Violence Theory and Law Reform Efforts in the United States

Published: September, 2000| Loretta Frederick

Criminal justice system intervention in domestic violence cases takes place in the context of more than two decades of organizing and legislative change. This history has repercussions for today's… View this resource

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Advocacy and the Battered Women's Movement

Published: October, 1999| Stephanie Avalon

Any advocate working within the courts knows the justice system continues to pose significant challenges to battered women attempting to access the system. Those challenges, and the barriers that they… View this resource

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Advocates and Victim/Witness Specialists: Differing Roles to Achieve Common Goals

Published: September, 1997| Stephanie Avalon

This article compares two major groups of victim service providers working in the court system: advocates working for battered women's program and victim/witness specialists employed by prosecutor's… 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

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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