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You Have Options

Published: April, 2013| Detective Carrie Hull, Susan Moen

Detective Carrie Hull and Susan Moen present on how the “You Have Options” program is reducing barriers to reporting sexual assault. “You Have Options” is the result of over two years working in… View this resource

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Prosecutorial Decision-Making: Anatomy of Discretion

Published: April, 2013| Bruce Frederick, Ph.D., Don Stemen, Ph.D., Jannette Brickman, J.D.

Faculty review the findings and implications of the Anatomy of Discretion study, examining the factors that most greatly influence the decision-making of prosecutors in criminal cases, including… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Federal and State Firearm Prohibitions – Part One

Published: March, 2013| NCPOFFC, Millicent Shaw Phipps, Pete Helein

Firearms in the hands of batterers pose a significant threat to law enforcement, survivors and the community. There are currently federal laws that prohibit certain people from purchasing and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Advocacy Initiated Response to Children of Domestic Violence Survivors: New Zealand’s KIDshine

Published: March, 2013| Jill Proudfoot

In Auckland, New Zealand, when police respond to domestic violence incidents, community advocates follow up with the adult survivors; but children also receive in-home visits to address safety… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Denver’s Triage Project Demonstrates Value of Advocate-Initiated Response

Published: March, 2013| Margaret Abrams, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Outreach by community-based advocates who initiate contact ensures that DV victims receive valuable information regarding protection orders, safety planning, counseling and linkage with other… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Using the Advocate Initiated Response: Contacting Victims after Their Partner’s Arrest

Published: February, 2013| Rose Thelen

Following our webinar on research showing the effectiveness of advocacy and particularly the advocate initiated response, Rose Thelen presents on this approach to engaging victims caught up in the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

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

Webinar Recording

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

Webinar Recording

Improving the Justice System Response to Witness Intimidation

Published: December, 2012| Rhonda Martinson

Violent criminals routinely escape justice by intimidating witnesses to their crimes, which has resulted in justice system professionals, community leaders, and researchers declaring witness… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Ethical Dilemmas of Domestic Violence Prosecutions

Published: December, 2012| Teresa Garvey

All lawyers have a duty to conduct themselves ethically, and prosecutors are (rightly) held to an even higher standard. As Justice Sutherland famously observed in United States v. Berger, 295 U.S. 78… 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