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Webinar Recording

Prosecution 101: Vital Lessons for Advocates

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

The prosecutor plays a central role in a well-functioning coordinated community response to domestic violence, however many people outside of the prosecutor’s office, including advocates and victims… View this resource

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Published: July, 2016| Elizabeth Brett, Kimberly Coleman Prier

In order to provide an integrated approach to addressing IPV among veterans, their partners, and VA employees, the VHA began implementation of the IPV Assistance Program in 2014. Currently piloted at… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Female Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Published: July, 2016| Andrea Finlay, Justice Eileen Moore, Matthew Stimmel

As criminal diversionary programs for justice-involved veterans continue to be implemented across our country, more attention is being directed towards female veterans in the criminal justice… View this resource

Policy Analysis

U.S. v. Bryant Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2016| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This resource presents the facts and progression of the case, and finishes with the conclusions that can be drawn. Download resource for full summary and analysis. View this resource

Policy Analysis

Dollar General Stores v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2016| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This summary and analysis presents the facts and progression of the case, and finishes with the conclusions that can be drawn. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Responding to Youth Violence Through Community Advocacy

Published: July, 2016| Shabnam Javdani

This webinar presents the four phase community advocacy model, how it has been used in local communities, and presents evidence for its effectiveness. The presenter focuses specifically on how… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Parenting in the Context of Coercive Control

Published: July, 2016| Loretta Frederick, Nancy Ver Steegh

Recent years have seen a growing awareness that parenting in the context of domestic violence does not look the same in all families or under all circumstances – and that inattention to these… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Making the Case for Coercive Control

Published: June, 2016| Loretta Frederick, Nancy Ver Steegh

Family court professionals generally agree that domestic violence comes in many different shapes and sizes and impacts families in many and varied ways. The challenge comes in helping family court… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

The ROSES Program: Applying Evidence-Based Models of Advocacy Intervention with Girls

Published: June, 2016| Shabnam Javdani, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

All youth who commit violent offenses are at increased risk to end up in the criminal justice system as adults but girls who commit acts of violence are three times more likely than boys.i  Long term… View this resource

Webinar Recording

A Domestic Violence-Informed Approach to Child Custody Decision-Making

Published: June, 2016| Loretta Frederick, Nancy Ver Steegh

Notwithstanding an abundance of social science literature and persistent efforts to raise awareness about the adverse affects of domestic violence on children and parenting, family court systems… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys and Advocates

Published: January, 2009| Jean Bruggeman, Elizabeth Keyes

This publication was developed pursuant to a generous grant from the ABA Enterprise Fund, as part of a collaborative effort by several ABA entities aiming to provide attorneys with leadership and… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Safety & Accountability Audit of the Response to Native Women Who Report Sexual Assault in Duluth, Minnesota

Published: January, 2009| Mending the Sacred Hoop & Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault

Executive Summary of a Safety Audit from 2006-2008 View this resource

Policy Analysis

Veterans Treatment Courts Developing Throughout the Nation

Published: January, 2009| Judge Robert Russell

In this article Judge Robert Russell, the founder of the first Veterans Treatment Court, explores the need for Veterans Treatment Courts, how the Buffalo VTC operates, and the social and economic… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Characteristics of Domestic Violence Incidents Reported at the Scene by Volunteer Victim Advocates (Abstract)

Published: September, 2008| J.E. McCarroll, S. Castro, E.M. Nelson

This journal article, published in Military Medicine, provides data on victim advocate assisted domestic violence incidents at a single U.S. Army installation as reported by volunteer victim advocates… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Establishing and maintaining a volunteer victim advocate program to assist victims of domestic violence in the U.S. Army (Abstract)

Published: September, 2008| J.E. McCarroll, S. Castro, E.M. Nelson

This article, published in Military Medicine, contains the results of a descriptive evaluation of a volunteer victim advocacy (VA) program conducted to assist domestic violence victims on the scene of… View this resource

Amicus Brief

Office on Violence Against Women Statement on Giles v. California

Published: July, 2008| Cindy Dyer

In the case of Giles v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing applied only when a defendant caused a victim’s absence from trial and did so with the… View this resource

Research & Statistics Policy Analysis

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and the Causal Link to Crime: A Looming National Tragedy

Published: May, 2008| David L. Daniel

This paper examines if there is a correlation between PTSD and criminal behavior in soldiers that have been incarcerated after returning from the Global War on Terror and to determine the obligations… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Veterans in State and Federal Prison, 2004

Published: May, 2007| Margaret Noonan, Christopher Mumola, Bureau of Justice Statistics

This federal report provides data on veterans incarcerated in state and federal prisons surveyed in 2004 and compares that data to previous survey years starting in 1979. View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Victim Witness Assistance Program

Published: April, 2007| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) directive updates policies and responsibilities for providing assistance to victims and witnesses. It provides guidance for assisting victims and witnesses of crime… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Aggression Among Combat Veterans: Relationships With Combat Exposure and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dysphoria, and Anxiety

Published: April, 2007| Casey Taft, Dawne S. Vogt, Amy D. Marshall

Prior research has revealed heightened aggressive behavior among veterans with PTSD. This study, published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, tested a model examining the interrelationships among… View this resource