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Webinar Recording

Risk Assessment in Batterer Intervention

Published: November, 2016| A. Mervyn Davies

Colorado domestic violence treatment standards have been revised to provide for differentiated treatment intensities, based on risks and needs. This workshop explains the development and use of the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Responding to Rape Denial: A Talk with Jody Raphael

Published: October, 2016| Jody Raphael

Jody Raphael discusses the distortion of rape statistics, attacks from feminists and conservatives, and the question of whether there is a “rape epidemic”. She also covers the truth about false rape… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Building LGBTQ Responses Within the Austin, Texas Police Department

Published: October, 2016| Greg Abbink, Michael Crumrine

Law enforcement's response to intimate partner violence and sexual assault within LGBTQ communities is often unsatisfactory. Many LGBTQ organizations encourage more effective practices or, in worst… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Safer Families, Safer Communities

Published: October, 2016| BWJP

Safer Families, Safer Communities, a project of the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center, supports comprehensive implementation and enforcement of domestic violence firearm… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Caregivers, Military Veterans, and Intimate Partner Violence

Published: September, 2016| April Gerlock

This webinar examines the complex issues surrounding caregiver engagement and safety when caring for a combat-injured service member or veteran partner; when IPV is also present.   The issues addressed… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Battered Mothers and Child Support

Published: September, 2016| Michelle Behl, Krista DelGallo

In this webinar presenters outline both potential risks and benefits for survivors posed by the IV-D Child Support system from thier vantage point in Texas. They also offer examples of policy and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Advocacy for Protective Parents Facing Challenging Custody Litigation

Published: September, 2016| Lundy Bancroft

In this webinar, noted author and activist Lundy Bancroft (Why Does He Do That, The Batterer As Parent) discusses the challenges of sharing custody with an abusive partner post-separation. He also… View this resource

Webinar Recording

When the Victim is Arrested: Seeking a Just Response

Published: September, 2016| Quetita Cavero, Mary Ingham, Cindene Pezzell, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In this webinar the presenters discuss victims of ongoing coercive control who have been arrested as a direct or indirect result of their experiences of being abused. This discussion explores many of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Sexual Assault by Law Enforcement

Published: August, 2016| Andrea Ritchie

Through research conducted as a Soros Justice Fellow, Andrea Ritchie determined that 52 percent of 35 police departments surveyed in the U.S. do not have a policy addressing or preventing sexual… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Bringing the Prosecution into Your CCR Team

Published: August, 2016| Mary Ingham, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

As one of the central players in the criminal justice system response to domestic violence and other gender-based crimes, the prosecutor wields a great deal of power and when the person who occupies… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Attorneys As First-Responders: Recognizing The Destructive Nature of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder On The Combat Veteran's Legal Decision-Making Process

Published: December, 2009| Evan Seamone

The author examines interviewing and counseling techniques that can be utilized by criminal defense attorneys when representing military-related clients who have post-traumatic stress disorder. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Military-related PTSD and Intimate Relationships: From Description to Theory-Driven Research and Intervention Development

Published: December, 2009| Candice M. Monson, Casey Taft, Steffany J. Fredman

This paper, published in Clinical Psychology Review, examines recent research that documents the association between PTSD and intimate relationship problems in the most recent cohort of returning… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Brief "Veterans' Courts"

Published: November, 2009| Mark A. Levin

This policy brief discusses the problem of incarcerated veterans, what Veterans Courts are, the role of victims in these programs, the purpose of these court programs, and support for them. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD-Related Compulsive Checking Behaviors in Veterans of the Iraq War: The Influence of Military Context on the Expression of PTSD Symptoms

Published: July, 2009| Peter W. Tuerk, Anouk L. Grubaugh, Mark B. Hamner

This case study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, presents an overview of the conceptualization and treatment of two veterans of the Iraq War who presented for combat-related treatment… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Partner and General Aggression Perpetration Among Combat Veterans Presenting to a Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinic

Published: July, 2009| Casey Taft, Robin Weatherill, Halley Woodward

This study, published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, examines rates and correlates of intimate partner and general aggression perpetration among male combat veterans seeking services in a… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Report of Veterans Arrested and Booked into the Travis County (TX) Jail

Published: July, 2009| Travis County, TX

This report provides data from the Veterans Criminal Justice Survey in Travis County, TX that was conducted to determine how many veterans were arrested each month, the rate of recidivism, what… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us

Published: June, 2009| Jackie Campbell, David Adams, Richard Gelles

In this video experts discuss cases of domestic violence that escalate to homicide followed by suicide. Although the economy and unemployment are risk factors, prior domestic violence is by far the… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Combat Veterans, Mental Health Issues, and the Death Penalty: Addressing the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

Published: May, 2009| Anthony E. Giardino

This article, published by the Fordham Law Review, argues that combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury at the time of their offenses should not be… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Making Arrests in Domestic Violence Cases: What Police Should Know

Published: January, 2009| David Hirschel

Based on data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System and a multistate survey of incident records kept by police, this study examined police arrest practices in domestic violence cases, with… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Judges

Published: January, 2009| Andrew R. Klein

The purpose of this work is to describe to practitioners what the research tells us about domestic violence, including its perpetrators and victims, the impact of current responses to it and domestic… View this resource