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Intimate Partner Violence Screening Guide

Published: March, 2018| Gabrielle Davis

This initial domestic abuse screening guide is designed to help you identify domestic abuse and coercive controlling behaviors in family law cases. It is a simple screen that attempts to detect… View this resource

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Analysis of the Strength of Legal Firearms Restrictions for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence and Their Association With Intimate Partner Homicide

Published: March, 2018| April Zeoli, PhD, MPH

Dr. Zeoli will discuss the very important findings from her recently published research exploring the relationship between different types of firearms legal prohibitions and reductions in intimate… View this resource

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Case File Review: What Do Sexual Assault Cases Look Like in Our Communities?

Published: March, 2018| Jolene Engelking and Leah Lutz

Based on a toolkit that the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) developed, this webinar will explain the process and framework for reviewing sexual assault case files as an evaluative measure for… View this resource

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Veterans & Family Court: The Family Law Veteran’s Diversion Program

Published: March, 2018| Honorable Lon Hurwitz and Kathleen West, DrPH

This webinar will examine the Family Law Veterans’ Diversion Program, Orange County (CA) Superior Court. Begun in 2010, this program is designed to address the unique needs of military veterans and… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Monitoring to Achieve Accountability: Revisiting the St. Paul Blueprint for Safety Seven Years Later

Published: March, 2018| Stephanie Avalon

One such effort is the St. Paul Blueprint for Safety (http://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/the-blueprint-for-safety.html) , built on 30 years of experience and research on coordinated… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Addressing Language Access in Police Departments: Salem, MA, Police Department Models Compliance

Published: March, 2018| Michael LaRiviere

Salem, Massachusetts, with a population of approximately 43,132, has a police force of 90 officers and uses a community policing model. Like many jurisdictions across the country, the population of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Assessing your Court’s Protection Order Process by NCPOFFC

Published: March, 2018| NCPOFFC webinar, presented by Sarah Henry

The Best Practice Assessment of the Civil Protection Order System is NCPOFFC’s free tool to assess a court’s protection order process. Join this webinar to learn about the steps involved in the… View this resource

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Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation

Published: February, 2018| Joan S. Meier

What is really happening in the nation's family courts? This webinar discusses a national empirical study of custody courts' responses to domestic violence, child abuse, and parental alienation… View this resource

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The Science and Practice of Community-Informed Risk Assessment

Published: February, 2018| Neil S. Websdale, PhD and Greg Giangobbe, MA

This webinar explains the development of a community-informed risk assessment tool for use by law enforcement and advocates in cases of intimate partner violence. The Arizona Supreme Court recently… View this resource

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Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Violence Response

Published: January, 2018| Johnanna Ganz

This webinar is designed to introduce multi-disciplinary participants to the work of the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (http://mncasa.org/about-svji/) and explore the complexities of sexual… View this resource

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National Resource Directory (NRD)

Published: January, 2015| Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense

This website for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them, provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to… View this resource

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Office on Violence Against Women

Published: January, 2015| The United States Department of Justice

The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence… View this resource

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Praxis International

Published: January, 2015| Praxis International

Praxis International, Inc. is a nonprofit research and training organization that works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and children. They work with local, statewide, and… View this resource

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Prostitution Research and Education

Published: January, 2015| Prostitution Research and Education

PRE focuses on providing knowledge and advocacy for good policy and the promotion of public awareness about the commercial sexual exploitation of women through prostitution, pornography and… View this resource

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Safe Helpline: Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community

Published: January, 2015| The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Safe Helpline provides crisis support service for members of the Department of Defense (DoD) community affected by sexual assault. It does this by providing live, one-on-one support and information… View this resource

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Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

Published: January, 2015| American Bar Association

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a powerful law that ensures that those who have devoted themselves to service do not have to face unique legal burdens. This webpage, hosted by the… View this resource

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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) Reports

Published: January, 2015| Department of Defense

This webpage contains Department of Defense (DoD) sexual assault reports to include "Report to the President," Annual reports, Military Service Academy reports, and Special Victims Capability (SVC)… View this resource

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Stateside Legal

Published: January, 2015| Pine Tree Legal Assistance of Maine, Arkansas Legal Services Partnership

An index of legal information available in one easy-to-use site for military servicemembers, veterans, and their families. View this resource

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TA2TA

Published: January, 2015| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Designed by and for the OVW TA provider community, as part of the TA2TA project, this website facilitates the collaboration and communication integral to the continued strength and sustainability of… View this resource

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The Confidentiality Institute

Published: January, 2015| The Confidentiality Institute

The Institute provides the only up-to-date, state-specific, sophisticated training, toolkits, and on-call technical assistance to help an agency handle its most significant confidentiality and privacy… View this resource