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Webinar Recording

Potential to Prevent Mass Shootings Through Domestic Violence Firearm Restrictions

Published: June, 2020| April M. Zeoli

In this webinar, Dr. April M. Zeoli will discuss findings from her recently published research investigating mass shooters and the potential to prevent mass shootings through domestic violence firearm… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Using Web-Based Technologies to Promote Safe Access to Protection Orders During Pandemics and Natural Disasters

Published: June, 2020| LaJuan Epperson, Barbara Holmes, Jannet Okazaki, Kay Radwanski, Ruth Reichard

During the COVID-19 pandemic, courts have been modifying procedures and expanding remote access to protection orders to help survivors overcome the additional barriers presented by social distancing… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Understanding and Addressing Women’s Use of Force in Intimate Relationships: A Retrospective

Published: May, 2020| Lisa Young Larance, Leigh Goodmark

This presentation provides an overview of the complexity of women’s use of force in their intimate heterosexual relationships. The presenters explore the common characteristics of women who use force… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Utilization of Video Conference Software for Men’s BIPs: Experience, Research to date and COVID-19 Considerations

Published: April, 2020| Melissa Scaia, Jon Heath

In January of 2019, Melissa Scaia and Jon Heath coordinated with researchers to find out if court ordered domestic violence groups should be offered using video conference software (VCS). The… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Tools for Advocates Responding to COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

Published: April, 2020| Rob (Roberta) Valente

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased danger for survivors of domestic violence in the past few months. Governmental “stay at home” orders have forced many survivors and their children into… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Working with Interpreters in a Court Setting

Published: March, 2020| Cannon Han, Hon. Ramona A. Gonzalez

Working with an interpreter is essential to ensuring victim safety for individuals with limited English proficiency in the civil protection order process.  This webinar will provide participants with… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Enhancing Existing Partnerships to Implement Firearm Surrender

Published: January, 2020| Sgt. Jordan Ferguson

This webinar seeks to reimagine the typical law enforcement response to intimate partner violence through the discussion of promising practices in firearms surrender implementation. Sgt. Jordan… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Extreme Risk Laws Matrix

Published: December, 2019| NCPOFFC

This matrix provides information on Extreme Risk Laws, also known as extreme risk protection orders. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Unauthorized Practice of Law Matrix

Published: December, 2019| NCPOFFC

This matrix provides a statutory compilation on unauthorized practice of law. View this resource

Webinar Recording

An Overview and Evaluation of Classifying Types of Intimate Partner Violence

Published: December, 2019| Kimberly A. Crossman, Ph.D.

For more than the past decade, violence scholars have moved away from examining intimate partner violence as a "one size fits all" phenomenon toward examining its greater complexities. Johnson's… View this resource

Research & Statistics

State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence

Published: December, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

The latest in a series of reports on firearm-related background checks, this report provides an overview of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act and… View this resource

Research & Statistics

The National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV)

Published: December, 2016|

This paper summarizes the findings from five papers (three published and two under review) of the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV). The purpose of STRiV was to build… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012

Published: September, 2016| Tracey Kyckelhahn, Ramona R. Rantala, Suzanne M. Strong

This report presents information on various aspects of problem-solving courts, such as funding sources, disqualifying offenses, points of entry, status hearings, services, and benefits to… View this resource

Tools & Guides

STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence

Published: May, 2016| CDC

The CDC released STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence to help states and communities prioritize efforts to prevent sexual violence. A technical package is a collection of strategies… View this resource

Research & Statistics

State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Protection Order Submissions

Published: April, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

SEARCH and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) collaborated on a research bulletin that examines the progress states have made to report protection orders for firearm-related background… View this resource

Research & Statistics

DoD Family Advocacy Program Fiscal Year 2014 Data

Published: August, 2015| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) document covers Fiscal Year 2014 and includes data tables, briefing slides, and summary of key findings and demonstrates how the DoD FAP… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Calculating Safety: Reckoning with Domestic Violence in the Context of Child Support Parenting Time Initiatives

Published: April, 2015| Nancy Ver Steegh, Gabrielle Davis

This article explores domestic violence-related implications of federal and state initiatives seeking to establish parenting time in connection with entry of child support orders. The authors… View this resource

Website

ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Published: January, 2015| American Bar Association

The mission of the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, founded in 1994, is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

ABA Statutory Summary Charts

Published: January, 2015| American Bar Association

These charts summarize statutes from all 50 states regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and trafficking. View this resource