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Webinar Recording

The Beginning and End of Rape, Part I

Published: March, 2016| Sarah Deer

This webinar will expose participants to the research and statistics establishing the widespread, entrenched crisis of violence against Native women. Participants will recognize the drawbacks of… View this resource

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Victim Centered Interviewing for Probation

Published: February, 2016| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

In an attempt to enhance the safety of those victimized by offenders, probation officers are increasingly interacting with victims. This session addresses signs of secondary trauma that could result… View this resource

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Talking with Survivors about Privacy, Releases and Choices

Published: February, 2016| Alicia Aiken, J.D.

“Sign at the x, then we’ll get working” is the most common approach to discussing forms in modern America. This webinar takes a step back to examine the interaction between worker and survivor, the… View this resource

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Differentiated Domestic Violence Offender Treatment in Colorado: What it is and How it’s Working

Published: February, 2016| Cheryl Davis

In 2010, Colorado began implementing revised standards and now employs a differentiated treatment model for domestic violence offenders. This model is based on the Risk, Needs and Responsivity… View this resource

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Negotiating Successfully with Allies Around Confidentiality

Published: February, 2016| Alicia Aikens

Despite our best intentions, relationships between professionals can sometimes be a barrier to effective collaborations, and confidentiality is often the scapegoat for relationship breakdowns. Using… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Male Peer Support for Violence Against Women

Published: January, 2016| Martin D. Schwartz, Ph.D., Walter S. DeKeseredy, Ph.D., Casey Gwinn, J.D.

Drs. Schwartz and DeKeseredy review their theory on male peer support for violence against women and discuss their research on this topic over the course of the last 25 years. Casey Gwinn presents on… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Police Departments’ Use of the Lethality Assessment Program

Published: January, 2016| Jacqueline Campbell, Jill Messing, Beverly Patchell

Calling the police is one of the most commonly employed help seeking strategies by women in abusive relationships, though domestic violence services, safety planning and shelter are more often rated… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Police-Involved Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2016| Leigh Goodmark, J.D., David R. Thomas, Dottie Davis

Professor Goodmark discusses the findings of her investigation into law enforcement-perpetrated domestic violence that are forthcoming in a law review article. She then addresses the increasing… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Relocation Matrix

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state statutes and definitions as it relates to UCCJEA/UCCJA and parental kidnapping offenses, protection order issuance and enforcement, divorce, address confidentiality and… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

State Protection Order Durations

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains information on emergency, temporary, ex parte and final protection order durations for states and territories. View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Victim Witness Assistance Procedures

Published: June, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) instruction that implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures to assist victims and witnesses of crimes. It provides guidance on… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Severity for Participants of a Domestic Violence Rehabilitation Program

Published: June, 2004| April Gerlock

This article, published in Military Medicine, describes participants of a domestic violence program, which was designed to help lessen attrition, and compared completers and non-completers of the… 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

Promising Practices & Policies

Center for Court Innovation Child Support Protocol

Published: January, 2004| Liberty Aldrich, Judge Judy Reichler

This is a best practice guide for integrated domestic violence courts on how to handle child support, including information regarding federal child support protocols. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Patterns of Spouse and Child Maltreatment by Discharged U.S. Army Soldiers

Published: January, 2004| James E. McCarroll, Robert J. Ursano, Zizhong Fan

This journal article, reports the results of a study involving review of records of the U.S. Army's transitional compensation (TC) program and the Army Central Registry (ACR) of child and spouse… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Health-Related Consequences of Physical and Sexual Violence: Women in the Military

Published: September, 2000| Anne G. Sadler, Brenda M. Booth, Deanna Nielson

This study, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, suggests that the sequelae of violence against women are an important public health concern. More than a decade after rape or physical assault… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Spouse Abuse Recidivism in the U.S. Army by Gender and Military Status

Published: January, 2000| James E. McCarroll, John H. Newby, Robert J. Ursano

This article, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, reports on the examination of military spouse abuser recidivism using Army Central Registry (ACR) records. View this resource

Tools & Guides

An Approach to Legal Advocacy for Individual Battered Women

Published: June, 1997| Jill Davies

This chapter was developed for non-lawyer advocates working with individual battered women. Effective legal advocacy requires a thorough understanding of the law, the courts, and domestic violence. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Violence Against Women: A Curriculum for Empowerment, Facilitator's Manual

Published: January, 1985| Susan Schechter, Sharon Szymanski, Michele Cahill

A manual for facilitators of battered women's groups. The curriculum and workshops were the attempt of the authors to "institutionalize consciousness raising within shelters" and it "offers tools to… View this resource