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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

Promising Practices & Policies

Technology and Data Sharing Enhance CCR

Published: December, 2010| Julie Christianson, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Law enforcement reports and corresponding court data have been collected and entered into the Domestic Abuse Information Network (DAIN) database. Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Project staff… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Produce Training Materials

Published: June, 2010| Dawn Larsen, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

(/assets/documents/pdfs/stalking_sexual_assault_manual_law_enforcement_agencies.pdf) One of the goals of the response team was to adapt and/or develop screening tools to assess for sexual assault and… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Model Policy for Responding to Missing Persons Investigations

Published: May, 2010| Joanna Arlow, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Advocates in Washington state told us that “police often contact our shelters and programs and want to know if a survivor who has been reported missing is using our services. Clearly, they are not… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Skagit County Model Stalking Protocol

Published: April, 2010| Ken Bergsma, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

In addition to the increased risk, it was clear that these elements of domestic violence were often not addressed comprehensively by advocates, identified by law enforcement, or charged regularly as… View this resource

Amicus Brief

Amicus Brief for Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project: Robertson v. Watson

Published: March, 2010| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In this case, the petitioner obtained a civil protection order, which the defendant later violated. Petitioner sought to enforce the civil protection order by filing a private action for contempt when… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Misdemeanor Investigation Pilot Project Reflects Successful Collaboration

Published: February, 2010| Kris Arneson, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

A comparison chart (below) of the case resolution data for the comparison year and data obtained through the end of the 2nd Quarter of the Pilot show a 23% increase in the overall conviction rate for… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Passport to Safety: A Judge's Bench Card

Published: May, 2011| NCJFCJ, NCPOFFC

This tool provides key information on full faith and credit and firearms to judges. Included are benchcards for both issuing and enforcing courts dealing with domestic violence protection orders. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Final Technical Report to the National Institute of Justice on “A Multi-Site Assessment of Five Court-Focused Elder Abuse Initiatives”

Published: June, 2010| Lori A. Stiegel, J.D., American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

This project assessed the five court-focused elder abuse initiatives in existence when their study began to examine how they handle elder abuse cases and determine whether they improve the criminal… View this resource

Research & Statistics

A National Portrait of Domestic Violence Courts

Published: December, 2009| Melissa Labriola, Sarah Bradley, Chris S. O’Sullivan, Michael Rempel, Samantha Moore

With funding from the National Institute of Justice, this study explores how criminal domestic violence courts have evolved, their rationale, and how their operations vary across the U.S. This study… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Making Arrests in Domestic Violence Cases: What Police Should Know

Published: January, 2009| David Hirschel

Based on data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System and a multistate survey of incident records kept by police, this study examined police arrest practices in domestic violence cases, with… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Judges

Published: January, 2009| Andrew R. Klein

The purpose of this work is to describe to practitioners what the research tells us about domestic violence, including its perpetrators and victims, the impact of current responses to it and domestic… 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