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Webinar Recording

Identifying and Ending Gender Bias in Our Agencies

Published: March, 2017| Anton Tripolskii

This webinar introduces the audience to the latest guidance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) with respect to identifying and responding to gender bias in law enforcement, as well as rape crisis… View this resource

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Organizing and Developing a Batterers Intervention Program

Published: February, 2017| Melissa Scaia, MPA

Batterers Intervention Programs (BIPs) are most effective when they are organized and developed as part of a Coordinated Community Response (CCR).  In this webinar, presenter Melissa Scaia, will… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Nonconsensual Pornography: Circulating Sexual Violence Online

Published: January, 2017| Amber Morczek

In this webinar, the presenter defines nonconsensual pornography (often referred to as 'revenge porn'), how it impacts victims, what is being done to address it, and how it relates to rape… View this resource

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Turning the Case Upside Down: Rethinking the Art and Science of Suspect Interviews

Published: January, 2017| Russell Strand

This webinar reviews the history of interrogation techniques and discusses the impact of numerous suspect interview/interrogation techniques and the efficacy of these techniques, including substantial… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Ending Gender Bias in the Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2017| Denise Gamache, Rhonda Martinson

Under a cooperative agreement with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) was asked to organize a roundtable to continue the national discussion on how… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Creating Relationships Between Domestic Violence Service Providers and Animal Control/Humane Law Enforcement

Published: January, 2017| Maya Gupta, Ph.D.

Animal control agencies are tasked with enforcing local animal ordinances and, in many areas, state animal protection laws. Animal control officers may encounter victims of domestic violence in many… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Including Pets on Protection Orders

Published: January, 2017| Nancy Blaney

The idea that pets should be (or even need to be) included on domestic violence protection orders was not considered until relatively recently. However, it is a natural outgrowth of the greater… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2017| Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D.

When abusers use violence in the home as a means of controlling and threatening the partners and children, it can be—and often is—directed at the pets as well. Pet abuse is one of the forms of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

What Advocates Should Know About Gender-Based Violence on Campus

Published: December, 2016| Anton Tripolskii

This webinar introduces advocates to the evolution of campus-based responses to sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence in the past decade.    View this resource

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What Criminal Justice Professionals Should Know About Campus Disciplinary Processes

Published: December, 2016| Anton Tripolskii

This webinar compares the way in which gender-based violence is addressed on campus with the criminal process, and explains how these processes can proceed concurrently. It also discusses the effects… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Substance Use by Soldiers Who Abuse Their Spouses

Published: July, 2010| Sandra L. Martin, Deborah A. Gibbs, Ruby E. Johnson

Published in Violence Against Women, this article analyzes data on soldier spouse abuse offenders to determine the prevalence of substance use during abusive incidents, and to examine differences… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Final Technical Report to the National Institute of Justice on “A Multi-Site Assessment of Five Court-Focused Elder Abuse Initiatives”

Published: June, 2010| Lori A. Stiegel, J.D., American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

This project assessed the five court-focused elder abuse initiatives in existence when their study began to examine how they handle elder abuse cases and determine whether they improve the criminal… View this resource

Research & Statistics

The Prevalence and Problem of Military Veterans in the Maricopa County Arrestee Population

Published: June, 2010| Michael D. White, Arizona Arrestee Reporting Information Network (AARIN)

This report seeks to address the knowledge gap in the area of justice-involved veterans through an examination of booked arrestees in Maricopa County, Arizona. Using interview data from the Arizona… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Veterans and the Justice System: the Next Forensic Frontier

Published: June, 2010| Debra A. Pinals

This article, published by the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, suggests that it is increasingly critical for forensic psychiatrists to develop skills and knowledge related… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Family Problems Among Recently Returned Military Veterans Referred for a Mental Health Evaluation (Abstract)

Published: February, 2010| S.L. Sayers, V.A. Farrow, J. Ross

Existing evidence suggests that military veterans with mental health disorders have poorer family functioning, although little research has focused on this topic. This article, published in the… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice

Published: January, 2010| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

This publication is known as the CPO Guide. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women developed the CPO… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Civil Protective Orders: Improved Safety for Victims & Cost Effective for State Governments

Published: January, 2010| TK Logan

This document provides a brief overview of new research findings on the effectiveness of protection orders. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women

Published: January, 2010| United Nations

This Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women, prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Division for the Advancement of Women (DESA/DAW), is intended to assist States and… View this resource

Research & Statistics Policy Analysis

Last Stand The Criminal Responsibility of War Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Published: January, 2010| Thomas L. Hafemeister, Nicole A. Stockey

This article, published in the Indiana Law Journal, explores the prevalence and impact of PTSD, particularly in war veterans, the relevance of this disorder to the criminal justice system, and the… View this resource

Research & Statistics

A National Portrait of Domestic Violence Courts

Published: December, 2009| Melissa Labriola, Sarah Bradley, Chris S. O’Sullivan, Michael Rempel, Samantha Moore

With funding from the National Institute of Justice, this study explores how criminal domestic violence courts have evolved, their rationale, and how their operations vary across the U.S. This study… View this resource