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Navigating Appeals in Family Law Cases

Published: October, 2018| Cassandra Allison, JD

The Family Violence Appellate Project (“FVAP”) is the first non-profit organization in California dedicated to providing legal representation and support to survivors of intimate partner violence at… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Mandatory Reporting Laws in the United States: Impact on Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Published: October, 2018| Carol E. Jordan

This webinar will address mandatory reporting laws across the nation as they apply to cases of intimate partner violence. It will describe the history and different types of mandatory reporting laws… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Using Federal Law to Increase Safety for Indian Women: TLOA and VAWA Implementation Efforts

Published: October, 2018| Leslie A. Hagen

Native American women suffer domestic and sexual violence at epidemic rates. Federal law enforcement may be hours away from reservation crime scenes and resources are frequently stretched thin. Tribal… View this resource

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

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

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

Webinar Recording

Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence Strangulation

Published: September, 2018| Jill Rable MSN-Ed, RN, AFN-BC, SANE-A

This webinar brings awareness to survivors, care providers and community professionals serving victims of domestic violence strangulation. Rable will discuss the violent physical act of strangling… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Mobile Capabilities Streamline Cell Phone Evidence Collection

Published: July, 2018| BWJP

Dakota County, Minnesota, the third most populous county in the state with 412,000+ residents, has taken a proactive approach to addressing this problem with a project dedicated to electronic domestic… View this resource

Webinar Recording

“You Can’t Believe a Word She Says!”: Credibility Issues for Survivors of Violence with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Histories

Published: May, 2018| Rachel White Domain

Survivors who experience mental health or substance use conditions may not be believed when they seek help. These survivors may be experiencing the mental health effects of trauma and/or using… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Intimate Partner Violence Screening Guide

Published: March, 2018| Gabrielle Davis

This initial domestic abuse screening guide is designed to help you identify domestic abuse and coercive controlling behaviors in family law cases. It is a simple screen that attempts to detect… View this resource

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National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Published: January, 2015| National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987, is a resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with crimes related to their… View this resource

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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2015| National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides a list of state domestic violence coalitions and other resources for victims and advocates. View this resource

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National Immigration Project

Published: January, 2015| National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

A national non-profit that provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners, and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens. View this resource

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National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women

Published: January, 2015| National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women

The National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women seeks to challenge and eliminate all forms of oppression and discrimination against immigrant women facing violence by empowering them to… View this resource

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National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2015| National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

The NRCDV’s mission is to improve societal and community responses to domestic violence and ultimately prevent its occurrence. The center provides a wide range of free, comprehensive, and… View this resource

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Prostitution Research and Education

Published: January, 2015| Prostitution Research and Education

PRE focuses on providing knowledge and advocacy for good policy and the promotion of public awareness about the commercial sexual exploitation of women through prostitution, pornography and… View this resource

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The Confidentiality Institute

Published: January, 2015| The Confidentiality Institute

The Institute provides the only up-to-date, state-specific, sophisticated training, toolkits, and on-call technical assistance to help an agency handle its most significant confidentiality and privacy… View this resource

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Published: January, 2015| The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning… View this resource

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The Northwest Network

Published: January, 2015| The Northwest Network

The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy.… View this resource

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Tribal Justice and Safety

Published: January, 2015| The United States Department of Justice

In June 2009, the Justice Department announced the launch of a major new initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities. The effort was launched with… View this resource