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News Article

When Immigration Becomes a Tool in Intimate Partner Violence

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

When Immigration Becomes a Tool in Intimate Partner Violence By Victoria Taylor Many people are unaware that immigration abuse can be a tool of gender-based violence.  Imagine being 21, prohibited from… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

COURT WATCH MONTGOMERY: HOLDING COURTS ACCOUNTABLE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

Monitoring of Protective Order Hearings in Domestic Violence Cases When victims of domestic violence take the difficult step of seeking a protective order, they often enter the courtroom at one of the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

OVW Grantee Firearms Webinar Series: Surrendering Firearms and Saving Lives 3/3

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

OVW Grantee Firearms Webinar Series: Surrendering Firearms and Saving Lives 3/3 Dave Keck and Alicia Nichols June 16, 2022  In this third and final webinar in the series, Dave Keck and Alicia Nichols… View this resource

News Article

SCOTUS Just Made Domestic Violence More Deadly

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

SCOTUS Just Made Domestic Violence More Deadly By Julie Germann, J.D. “[All too often] the only difference between a battered woman and a dead woman is the presence of a gun.”  This statement made by… View this resource

News Article

Reproductive Freedom is Survivor Freedom 

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

Reproductive Freedom is Survivor Freedom  As a gender-based violence organization, BWJP will always support the autonomy of survivors over their own lives and bodies. The Supreme Court’s decision in… View this resource

News Article

You Thought the Boyfriend Loophole Was Closing… Not Exactly.

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

You Thought the Boyfriend Loophole Was Closing… Not Exactly.  Over the last 25 years, domestic violence advocates, organizations, and survivors have been pushing Congress to close the “boyfriend… View this resource

Webinar Recording

How the Supreme Court's Decision in NY State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen will affect victims of domestic violence.

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

How the Supreme Court's Decision in NY State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen will affect victims of domestic violence. BWJP's statement on the recent ruling about the ability to carry a… View this resource

News Article

BWJP FY 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

Published: June, 2022| BWJP

BWJP FY 2021 ANNUAL REPORT June, 2022 Dear Friend of BWJP, The past few years have been difficult for many. The COVID-19 pandemic and pervasive systemic racism and oppression have led to a reckoning… View this resource

Webinar Recording

OVW Grantee Firearms Webinar Series: Intersection of Domestic Violence and Firearms Part 2/3

Published: May, 2022| BWJP

OVW Grantee Firearms Webinar Series: Intersection of Domestic Violence and Firearms Part 2/3 Dave Keck and Alicia Nichols May 19, 2022 This webinar, Intersection of Domestic Violence and Firearms… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Bisexual Survivors Report

Published: May, 2022| BWJP

BISEXUAL SURVIVORS A Focus on Survivor-Centered Design Written by Christina Jones, JD edited by Kristine Lizdas, JD and Sujata Warrier, Phd February, 2022 For decades, systems professionals have been… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Passport to Safety: A Judge's Bench Card

Published: May, 2011| NCJFCJ, NCPOFFC

This tool provides key information on full faith and credit and firearms to judges. Included are benchcards for both issuing and enforcing courts dealing with domestic violence protection orders. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Protection Orders and How They Apply Under Federal Prohibitor 922 (g)(8) to All Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Users: July 19, 2010 Letter from the FBI

Published: July, 2010| FBI

This letter from the FBI describes how the federal firearm prohibitor in 18 USC 922(g)(8) applies to protection orders. 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