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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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