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Civil Tort Suits and Economic Justice for Battered Women

Published: March, 2004| Barbara Hart, Esq., Erica Sussman, Esq.

This article provides tort lawyers considering representation of domestic violence victims with a foundation to develop their cases in a manner that attends to their clients particular financial needs… View this resource

Tools & Guides

When Is Arrest Not An Option The Dilemmas of Predominant Physical Aggressor Language and the Regulation of Intimate Partner Violence

Published: February, 2004| Trish Erwin

This article explores the philosophical, practical, and legal issues involved in using predominant physical aggressor language in response to addressing intimate partner violence. It also includes a… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Reducing Language Barriers To Combating Domestic Violence: The Requirements Of Title VI

Published: January, 2004| Carolyn Ham

In addition to the usual obstacles to leaving a violent relationship, battered immigrant women face a host of additional issues such as fears about being deported, loss of legal immigration status and… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Practitioner's Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act: Custody Tools Series

Published: January, 2004| NCPOFFC

This tool provides a statutory summary of the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C §1901. View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Practitioner's Guide to the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA): Custody Tools Series

Published: January, 2004| NCPOFFC

This tool provides a statutory summary and overview of the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, 28 U.S.C. §1738A, and significant provisions related to domestic violence and child custody issues. View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Practitioner's Guide to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA): Custody Tool Series

Published: January, 2004| NCPOFFC

This tool and statutory summary provides an overview of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, how it works, jurisdictional bases, and significant provisions related to domestic violence and… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Practitioner's Guide to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA): Custody Tools Series

Published: January, 2004| NCPOFFC

This tool provides a statutory summary and overview of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and its significant provisions related to domestic violence and child custody… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Jackson County, OR Prosecution Response to Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

Published: December, 2003| Jen Maile, Rhonda Martinson, J.D.

This audit examined how misdemeanor domestic violence prosecution responds to domestic violence. A team of criminal justice practitioners and battered women's advocates carried it out; team members… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Potential Collateral Consequences of a Conviction for Misdemeanor Domestic Assault

Published: October, 2003| Carolyn Ham

This handout outlines many of the possible collateral consequences of a conviction for misdemeanor domestic assault in areas such as housing, immigration, and family court. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Injustice Defined: Why Battered Women Cannot And Should Not Be Charged With Violating Civil Protection Orders That Were Issued At Their Request

Published: October, 2003| Carolyn Ham

This memo provides advocates and attorneys with arguments against charging and convicting women with the violations of their own civil protection orders. View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Victim Witness Assistance Procedures

Published: June, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) instruction that implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures to assist victims and witnesses of crimes. It provides guidance on… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Severity for Participants of a Domestic Violence Rehabilitation Program

Published: June, 2004| April Gerlock

This article, published in Military Medicine, describes participants of a domestic violence program, which was designed to help lessen attrition, and compared completers and non-completers of the… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Vermont’s Model Protocol: Law Enforcement Response to Children at the Scene of a Domestic Violence Incident

Published: June, 2004| Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, Vermont Department for Children and Families, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

The intent of this protocol is to assist law enforcement officers in their response to children at the scene of domestic violence incidents. The goals of an effective response include assessing… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Center for Court Innovation Child Support Protocol

Published: January, 2004| Liberty Aldrich, Judge Judy Reichler

This is a best practice guide for integrated domestic violence courts on how to handle child support, including information regarding federal child support protocols. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Patterns of Spouse and Child Maltreatment by Discharged U.S. Army Soldiers

Published: January, 2004| James E. McCarroll, Robert J. Ursano, Zizhong Fan

This journal article, reports the results of a study involving review of records of the U.S. Army's transitional compensation (TC) program and the Army Central Registry (ACR) of child and spouse… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Health-Related Consequences of Physical and Sexual Violence: Women in the Military

Published: September, 2000| Anne G. Sadler, Brenda M. Booth, Deanna Nielson

This study, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, suggests that the sequelae of violence against women are an important public health concern. More than a decade after rape or physical assault… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Spouse Abuse Recidivism in the U.S. Army by Gender and Military Status

Published: January, 2000| James E. McCarroll, John H. Newby, Robert J. Ursano

This article, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, reports on the examination of military spouse abuser recidivism using Army Central Registry (ACR) records. View this resource

Tools & Guides

An Approach to Legal Advocacy for Individual Battered Women

Published: June, 1997| Jill Davies

This chapter was developed for non-lawyer advocates working with individual battered women. Effective legal advocacy requires a thorough understanding of the law, the courts, and domestic violence. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Violence Against Women: A Curriculum for Empowerment, Facilitator's Manual

Published: January, 1985| Susan Schechter, Sharon Szymanski, Michele Cahill

A manual for facilitators of battered women's groups. The curriculum and workshops were the attempt of the authors to "institutionalize consciousness raising within shelters" and it "offers tools to… View this resource