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Webinar Recording

Best Practices and Help Seeking Obstacles: Advocacy and Law Enforcement

Published: October, 2015| Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

This webinar presents findings from a national study of domestic violence. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response (that which included at least 6 “best practices” for law… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

A Systematic Approach to Domestic Abuse-Informed Child Custody Decision Making in Family Law Cases

Published: October, 2015| Gabrielle Davis

This article describes a 4-part framework which provides an approach for practitioners who are making decisions in family court cases. The framework encourages these practitioners to 1) identify if… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Protection Order Relief Matrix

Published: October, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains relief available from state and territorial courts when requesting civil protection orders. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

State Protection Order Registration Process Matrix

Published: October, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state and territorial protection order registry statutes. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Intimate Partner Violence: Insights into Military Personnel and Veterans

Published: October, 2015| Michael Paymar

This unique training tool features an in-depth interview with Hector Matascastillo, an Army Ranger and combat veteran who was arrested after abusing his wife. In the aftermath of his arrest… View this resource

News Article

NCPOFFC Newsletter #11: Protection Order Resources for Advocates

Published: October, 2015| NCPOFFC, Monica N. Player

This newsletter provides information on some of NCPOFFC's top protection order resources for advocates.    View this resource

Tools & Guides

Military-Related Victim Information Handout

Published: October, 2015| BWJP

This resource provides answers to common questions asked by military-related victims, provides detailed information to military-related victims on combat-related and co-occurring conditions, and lists… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Calculating Safety: Domestic Violence and Child Support Parenting Time Initiatives

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

Policy makers and stakeholders have been engaged in a national discussion about establishing parenting time for never-married noncustodial parents when initial child support orders are entered.… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Action Research Project (ARP)

Published: October, 2015| Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Kimberly Hurst, PA-C

The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Action Research Project (ARP) was formed to study the underlying reasons why police are not submitting rape kits for testing, and to develop evidence-based testing… View this resource

News Article

NCPOFFC Newsletter #10: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Published: October, 2015| NCPOFFC

This newsletter provides information on NCPOFFC's plans for raising awareness of DVAM during the month of October as well as some back history on DVAM itself.   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