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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

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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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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

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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

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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

Community Safety Assessment Report

Knoxville-Knox County, TN Safety and Accountability Audit Report

Published: October, 2012| Rhonda Martinson

Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee have a long and rich history of coordinating and organizing their communities’ responses to domestic violence. In 2000, they completed their first Safety and… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Creating Linkages that Improve Victim Safety and Offender Accountability

Published: September, 2012| Dusty Olson, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

With the award of a Community Defined Solutions grant in 2009, the Seattle Human Services Department’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Unit ( DVSAP ) developed a project addressing a… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Maryland's Lethality Assessment Program

Published: July, 2012| Dave Sargent

The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Maryland Model is a two-pronged intervention process that features a research-based lethality screening tool and an accompanying protocol referral that provides… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Prosecuting Protection Order Violations

Published: July, 2012| NCPOFFC, Wanda Lucibello, Paul Dedinsky

This webinar provides guidance for prosecutors concerning how to prosecute protection order violations. The webinar will include information pertaining to charging decisions, preliminary hearings… 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