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Promising Practices & Policies

A Roadmap to Risk Assessment: Maine’s Use of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment Tool

Published: June, 2014| Julie Colpitts, Faye Luppi, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

In the first phase, MCEDV engaged stakeholders to identify high-risk behaviors and gaps in the coordinated community response. There was consensus that Maine had difficulty identifying high-risk… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Effectively Working with Victims of Domestic Violence in Community Corrections

Published: June, 2014| Jen Wright, Michele Roenitz-Sigfrids

In this webinar two experienced officers discuss practices and policies that enhance safety for victims, and are productive for corrections. They discuss case examples on the importance of setting… View this resource

Webinar Recording

A Roadmap to Risk Assessment: ODARA and Maine’s CCR

Published: May, 2014| Faye Luppi, Julia Colpitts

Presenters describe the year-long process leading to the recommendation that Maine risk assessment practice be updated to include the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) tool. ODARA… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Fatality Reviews: Process and Outcomes

Published: April, 2014| Heather Storer, Kelly Starr, Taryn Lindhorst, Jenny Aszman

The faculty discuss research on Domestic Violence Fatality Review (DVFR) team initiatives. DVFR teams are a means of identifying systemic gaps in the response to domestic violence and in clarifying… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Strategies to Prosecute Interstate Domestic Violence Cases

Published: April, 2014| NCPOFFC, Margaret Grohban

This webinar contains information on intimate partner homicide, domestic violence and abuse trends, VAWA and its amendments, the definition of interstate domestic violence and common types of abuse… View this resource

Webinar Recording

BEST Party Model: Shaping Party Environments to Prevent Sexual Violence

Published: March, 2014| Ed Heisler

For many college students, parties and college are like books and classes. They just go together. Students come to college to earn a degree, but college parties are an integral part of the… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Stearns County Felony Domestic Violence Court: Increasing Victim Safety and Batterer Accountability through a Targeted Response to Dangerous Cases

Published: February, 2014| Janelle Kendall, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Trying to address the overcrowding of the jail, Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall learned that 30 to 40 people were responsible for committing about 100 felonies a year. These repeat offenders… View this resource

News Article

Probation and Parole: A Key Discipline in the Protection Order Enforcement Process

Published: February, 2014| NCPOFFC, Millicent Shaw Phipps

This newsletter provides information on probation and parole department staff's key role in protection order enforcement. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender; 18 USCS § 117

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

This statute is the federal statute for the crime of domestic assault by a habitual offender, 18 USCS 117. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Domestic Violence and Stalking Repeat Offenders; 18 USCS § 2265A

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

This is the federal statute for the crimes of domestic violence and stalking 18 USCS 2265A. 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