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Promising Practices & Policies

Addressing Language Access in Police Departments: Salem, MA, Police Department Models Compliance

Published: March, 2018| Michael LaRiviere

Salem, Massachusetts, with a population of approximately 43,132, has a police force of 90 officers and uses a community policing model. Like many jurisdictions across the country, the population of… View this resource

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Honest Dialogue Needed: Responding to Gender-Based Discrimination on Campus

Published: January, 2018| Dr. Valyncia C. Raphael, JD and Anton Tripolskii, JD

The presenters are experienced in working with students, staff and the general public in preventing and responding to gender-based discrimination on campus. Professionals in the field—advocates, law… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Introducing the Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales for DV Programs

Published: December, 2017| Lisa Goodman, PhD and Cris Sullivan, PhD

Over the past 15 years, domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) programs have worked tirelessly to bring a trauma-informed approach to their work. This, in turn, has generated a need for tools… View this resource

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Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women, a conversation with the authors

Published: October, 2017| Walter S. DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz

The authors will discuss their recent book analyzing why and how men abuse women during and after a separation or divorce. They define separation violence broadly, as sometimes the separation is… View this resource

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Efficacy of Interventions with Victims

Published: October, 2017| Paula McWhirter, PhD and Lauren B. Cattaneo, PhD

Studies that explore child and adult development link a wide range of interpersonal, social and physical health difficulties to cumulative and unaddressed trauma associated with domestic violence. In… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Advocate Confidentiality Statutes

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state advocate confidentiality statutes. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Unauthorized Practice of Law Matrix

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix provides a statutory compilation on unauthorized practice of law. Laws covered include practice of law by non-lawyers. View this resource

Webinar Recording

New Research on the Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse

Published: September, 2017| Megan Haselschwerdt, PhD and Kelly Knight, PhD

The "cycle of violence" hypothesis is deeply engrained in the domestic violence movement and is often invoked without a solid understanding of the limitations and challenges involved with testing this… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Drivers of Intimate Partner Violence in Three Refugee Camps

Published: September, 2017| Karin Wachter, MEd

Research in humanitarian settings has traditionally focused on the sexual violence women experience by armed actors despite growing evidence that indicates that intimate partner violence (IPV)… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Domestic Violence is Complex: Cycles, Wheels, or Systems

Published: September, 2017| Sandra Burge, PhD

This webinar will focus on the challenges posed to clinicians in working with victims of violence. Dr. Burge will present the findings of their research. The partner violence literature describes… View this resource

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VAWnet.org

Published: January, 2015| National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

VAWnet's resource library is home to thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression. View this resource

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VictimLaw

Published: January, 2015| VictimLaw

A comprehensive on-line database of state, federal, and tribal victims' rights law and protections; the website offers free, user-friendly access to information that until now has been difficult to… View this resource

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Women's Justice Center/Centro de Justicia Para Mujeres

Published: January, 2015| Women's Justice Center

Women’s Justice Center works to end violence against women and children, especially in the Latina, immigrant and other underserved communities. They do this through advocacy, activism, and education.… View this resource

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WomensLaw.org

Published: January, 2015| WomensLaw.org

Free access to legal information, including information on restraining orders, custody, divorce, immigration, and tribal law. Also, links to sheriffs' offices, and court forms and instructions on… View this resource

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Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center

Published: January, 2015| Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence

Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center provides information on the internet for the benefit of those interested in providing effective workplace responses to… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

Published: June, 2014| Office for Victims of Crime

This is an online guide for responding to transgender victims of sexual assault. Although not specifically created for the corrections community, this guide should be of interest to those working in… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Saving Women's Lives: Ending Firearms Violence Against Intimate Partners

Published: June, 2014| Americans For Responsible Solutions

Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired combat veteran and NASA astronaut… View this resource

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Abuse of Power

Published: January, 2014| Diane Wetendorf, Inc.

Provides resources for victims of law enforcement-involved domestic violence and their advocates. View this resource

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Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities/Resource Directory for Service Providers

Published: January, 2014| National Center for Victims of Crime

This Resource Directory is designed to help community advocates working in the fields of crime victim assistance, disability services, law enforcement, and allied professions improve their response to… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010

Published: November, 2012| Shannan Catalano

From 1994 to 2010, the overall rate of intimate partner violence in the United States declined by 64%, from 9.8 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older to 3.6 per 1,000. View this resource