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Tools & Guides

Representing Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Connected with the Military – A Handbook for Civil Attorneys

Published: June, 2014| Ellen Schell

This handbook provides legal and military policy information needed by civil attorneys representing survivors and victims of intimate partner violence who are connected with the military. View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Impact of Differential Sentencing of Batterers

Published: May, 2014| Andrew Klein, Ph.D., Judge Michael Denton, James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

The faculty discuss research from a statewide study in Rhode Island on the impact of differential sentencing of batterers on recidivism. The investigation examined the severity of sentencing of DV… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Probation Group Reporting: Innovative and Effective Supervision in Domestic Violence Cases

Published: April, 2014| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, Jane Sadusky

The probation group reporting approach provides an effective solution to balancing accountability and demand in domestic violence cases. Created out of the need for expanded domestic violence case… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Benefits of Violence: Why Give It Up

Published: January, 2014| Chuck Derry

In our work to address domestic and sexual violence, it’s easy to overlook the most fundamental fact: offenders benefit from their use of violence. This webinar describes exactly what’s in it for… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Justice-Involved Military Personnel and Veterans

Published: July, 2013| Glenna Tinney, Russell Strand

This appendix to Praxis International's Blueprint for Safety covers post traumatic stress disorder and intimate partner violence; screening, assessment, and intervention; military and veteran culture;… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Family Advocacy Programs in the Military Services

Published: June, 2013| Kathy Robertson, Martin Inman, Paulette Hubbert, Melvina Thornton, Pamela Collins, Rene Robichaux, John Reibling, Lolita Allen

This webinar helps the participant understand the infrastructure for military Family Advocacy Programs (FAPs), how each branch of the military implements FAP policies related to domestic violence, and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Domestic Violence, Firearms, and the Military

Published: April, 2013| Sarah Henry

Discussion in this webinar includes triggering the federal firearms law, nuances of prohibitions, possible implications for service members, as well as similar state firearm prohibitions. Whether you… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Protection Orders: Tools in the Client-Safety Toolkit

Published: February, 2013| Robert Reed, Sarah Henry

This webinar addresses best practices in use of orders of protection – both civilian and military – and will allow you a chance to ask questions of experts from both sides of the equation. You will… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Fatherhood and Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2013| David Mandel, MA, Gabrielle Davis, J.D.,

Domestic violence is often defined as the perpetration of coercive control by one adult against another in an intimate relationship. In reality, domestic violence perpetrators frequently engage in a… View this resource

News Article

Kasandra Perkins’ Murder Highlights Popular Misconception: Traumatic Brain Injury Does Not Cause DV

Published: January, 2013| Glenna Tinney

In December 2012, Kasandra Perkins was murdered by her partner, Jovan Belcher. Among many biographical facts about Jovan is that he was a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. Indeed, thousands of… View this resource

Research & Statistics Policy Analysis

Development of Veterans Treatment Courts: Local and Legislative Initiatives

Published: October, 2010| Sean Clark, James McGuire, Jessica Blues-Howell

This article published in the "Drug Court Review" examines how Veterans Treatment Courts have developed out of and been informed by existing treatment court theory and practice, and identifies the… View this resource

Research & Statistics

The Prevalence and Problem of Military Veterans in the Maricopa County Arrestee Population

Published: June, 2010| Michael D. White, Arizona Arrestee Reporting Information Network (AARIN)

This report seeks to address the knowledge gap in the area of justice-involved veterans through an examination of booked arrestees in Maricopa County, Arizona. Using interview data from the Arizona… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Veterans and the Justice System: the Next Forensic Frontier

Published: June, 2010| Debra A. Pinals

This article, published by the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, suggests that it is increasingly critical for forensic psychiatrists to develop skills and knowledge related… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Attorneys As First-Responders: Recognizing The Destructive Nature of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder On The Combat Veteran's Legal Decision-Making Process

Published: December, 2009| Evan Seamone

The author examines interviewing and counseling techniques that can be utilized by criminal defense attorneys when representing military-related clients who have post-traumatic stress disorder. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Military-related PTSD and Intimate Relationships: From Description to Theory-Driven Research and Intervention Development

Published: December, 2009| Candice M. Monson, Casey Taft, Steffany J. Fredman

This paper, published in Clinical Psychology Review, examines recent research that documents the association between PTSD and intimate relationship problems in the most recent cohort of returning… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Brief "Veterans' Courts"

Published: November, 2009| Mark A. Levin

This policy brief discusses the problem of incarcerated veterans, what Veterans Courts are, the role of victims in these programs, the purpose of these court programs, and support for them. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us

Published: June, 2009| Jackie Campbell, David Adams, Richard Gelles

In this video experts discuss cases of domestic violence that escalate to homicide followed by suicide. Although the economy and unemployment are risk factors, prior domestic violence is by far the… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Combat Veterans, Mental Health Issues, and the Death Penalty: Addressing the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

Published: May, 2009| Anthony E. Giardino

This article, published by the Fordham Law Review, argues that combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury at the time of their offenses should not be… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Veterans Treatment Courts Developing Throughout the Nation

Published: January, 2009| Judge Robert Russell

In this article Judge Robert Russell, the founder of the first Veterans Treatment Court, explores the need for Veterans Treatment Courts, how the Buffalo VTC operates, and the social and economic… View this resource

Research & Statistics Policy Analysis

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and the Causal Link to Crime: A Looming National Tragedy

Published: May, 2008| David L. Daniel

This paper examines if there is a correlation between PTSD and criminal behavior in soldiers that have been incarcerated after returning from the Global War on Terror and to determine the obligations… View this resource