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Webinar Recording

Integrated DV Courts, Dedicated DV Courts: Vision, Reality, Research

Published: April, 2016| Hon. Matthew D’Emic , Hon. Michael Denton , Hon. Daniel Angiolillo (Ret.), Amanda Cissner, M.A.

This webinar reports on the findings of research conducted by the Center for Court Innovation on Integrated and Dedicated DV Courts across the country. The presenters describe the vision, model… View this resource

Policy Analysis

On Topic: Abusive International Marriages, Sex Tourism, and Trafficking

Published: March, 2016| Building Our Future

As public discourse around sex trafficking has increased substantially over the past several years, a concern has emerged that the label of “sex trafficking” is being applied too casually and often… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

SHARP Narratives Convey the Big Picture of Victims' Experience of Stalking

Published: March, 2016| TK Logan, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Stalking can be defined as an “intentional course of conduct that induces fear or concern for safety.” According to a recent study… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Measuring Intimate Partner Violence, Partner Sexual Abuse, and Stalking: Considerations and Critiques

Published: March, 2016| Sherry Hamby, TK Logan, Teri Faragher

This webinar explores the ways in which the measurement of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has systematically mis-represented gender patterns. More particularly, the presenters discuss how assessing… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Beginning and End of Rape, Part II

Published: March, 2016| Sarah Deer

The second part of the series explores contemporary issues experienced by Native women, including sex trafficking and criminalization of women who experience high rates of violence. Next, the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Beginning and End of Rape, Part I

Published: March, 2016| Sarah Deer

This webinar will expose participants to the research and statistics establishing the widespread, entrenched crisis of violence against Native women. Participants will recognize the drawbacks of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Victim Centered Interviewing for Probation

Published: February, 2016| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

In an attempt to enhance the safety of those victimized by offenders, probation officers are increasingly interacting with victims. This session addresses signs of secondary trauma that could result… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Talking with Survivors about Privacy, Releases and Choices

Published: February, 2016| Alicia Aiken, J.D.

“Sign at the x, then we’ll get working” is the most common approach to discussing forms in modern America. This webinar takes a step back to examine the interaction between worker and survivor, the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Differentiated Domestic Violence Offender Treatment in Colorado: What it is and How it’s Working

Published: February, 2016| Cheryl Davis

In 2010, Colorado began implementing revised standards and now employs a differentiated treatment model for domestic violence offenders. This model is based on the Risk, Needs and Responsivity… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Negotiating Successfully with Allies Around Confidentiality

Published: February, 2016| Alicia Aikens

Despite our best intentions, relationships between professionals can sometimes be a barrier to effective collaborations, and confidentiality is often the scapegoat for relationship breakdowns. Using… 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