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When Immigration Becomes a Tool in Intimate Partner Violence

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

When Immigration Becomes a Tool in Intimate Partner Violence By Victoria Taylor Many people are unaware that immigration abuse can be a tool of gender-based violence.  Imagine being 21, prohibited from… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

COURT WATCH MONTGOMERY: HOLDING COURTS ACCOUNTABLE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

Monitoring of Protective Order Hearings in Domestic Violence Cases When victims of domestic violence take the difficult step of seeking a protective order, they often enter the courtroom at one of the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

OVW Grantee Firearms Webinar Series: Surrendering Firearms and Saving Lives 3/3

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

OVW Grantee Firearms Webinar Series: Surrendering Firearms and Saving Lives 3/3 Dave Keck and Alicia Nichols June 16, 2022  In this third and final webinar in the series, Dave Keck and Alicia Nichols… View this resource

News Article

SCOTUS Just Made Domestic Violence More Deadly

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

SCOTUS Just Made Domestic Violence More Deadly By Julie Germann, J.D. “[All too often] the only difference between a battered woman and a dead woman is the presence of a gun.”  This statement made by… View this resource

News Article

You Thought the Boyfriend Loophole Was Closing… Not Exactly.

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

You Thought the Boyfriend Loophole Was Closing… Not Exactly.  Over the last 25 years, domestic violence advocates, organizations, and survivors have been pushing Congress to close the “boyfriend… View this resource

News Article

Reproductive Freedom is Survivor Freedom 

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

Reproductive Freedom is Survivor Freedom  As a gender-based violence organization, BWJP will always support the autonomy of survivors over their own lives and bodies. The Supreme Court’s decision in… View this resource

Webinar Recording

How the Supreme Court's Decision in NY State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen will affect victims of domestic violence.

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

How the Supreme Court's Decision in NY State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen will affect victims of domestic violence. BWJP's statement on the recent ruling about the ability to carry a… View this resource

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BWJP FY 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

BWJP FY 2021 ANNUAL REPORT June, 2022 Dear Friend of BWJP, The past few years have been difficult for many. The COVID-19 pandemic and pervasive systemic racism and oppression have led to a reckoning… View this resource

Webinar Recording

OVW Grantee Firearms Webinar Series: Intersection of Domestic Violence and Firearms Part 2/3

Published: May, 2022| BWJP

OVW Grantee Firearms Webinar Series: Intersection of Domestic Violence and Firearms Part 2/3 Dave Keck and Alicia Nichols May 19, 2022 This webinar, Intersection of Domestic Violence and Firearms… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Bisexual Survivors Report

Published: May, 2022| BWJP

BISEXUAL SURVIVORS A Focus on Survivor-Centered Design Written by Christina Jones, JD edited by Kristine Lizdas, JD and Sujata Warrier, Phd February, 2022 For decades, systems professionals have been… 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

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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