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Webinar Recording

Domestic Violence-Related Mass and Spree Killings

Published: October, 2018| Dr. Neil Websdale

Dr. Websdale will define mass and spree killing and explain the differences between familicidal, felonious, and non-felony related forms of these offenses. The Webinar will concentrate on two forms of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Full Faith and Credit 101

Published: October, 2018| NCPOFFC

Do you have questions about interjurisdictional enforcement of protection orders? Are you looking for information on the federal law pertaining to protection orders? This webinar will allow… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Gathering Technology Abuse Evidence in Protection Order Cases

Published: October, 2018| Ian Harris, JD

Communication software, social media, and location services are increasingly used to stalk, harass, and terrorize. This interactive webinar will examine the technologies most commonly misused in… View this resource

Webinar Recording

A SAFeR Approach to Considering Child-Related Relief in Orders for Protection

Published: September, 2018| Gabrielle Davis

Battered parents frequently struggle to secure statutorily permitted child-related relief in civil protection orders. This webinar will introduce one strategy that advocates, attorneys, and survivors… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Stalking 2.0: The Use of Technology to Stalk

Published: September, 2018| Jennifer Landhuis

Approximately 7.5 million individuals are stalked every year in the United States. Rapid advances in technology give stalkers additional tools to locate, surveil, and monitor their victims. This… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Dakota County Electronic Crimes Task Force

Published: September, 2018| Tim Leslie & Daniel Bianconi

Domestic violence abusers are increasingly using technology to stalk and harass their victims.  Often this involves the victim’s cell phone.  Until recently, having a cell phone examined could mean… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Know More, Do More: Identifying and Responding to Stalking

Published: September, 2018| Jennifer Landhuis

Victims of stalking often report feeling discounted by the systems designed to assist them. Despite the prevalence of stalking—a crime affecting some 7.5 million people at some time in their… 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