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Safer Families, Safer Communities

Published: October, 2016| BWJP

Safer Families, Safer Communities, a project of the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center, supports comprehensive implementation and enforcement of domestic violence firearm… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Caregivers, Military Veterans, and Intimate Partner Violence

Published: September, 2016| April Gerlock

This webinar examines the complex issues surrounding caregiver engagement and safety when caring for a combat-injured service member or veteran partner; when IPV is also present.   The issues addressed… View this resource

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

Webinar Recording

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

Webinar Recording

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

Webinar Recording

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

Webinar Recording

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

Webinar Recording

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

Website

Real Warriors Campaign

Published: January, 2013| Real Warriors Campaign

This website hosts the initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Responding to the Needs of Women Veterans Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Published: January, 2013| National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women

This paper highlights the unique experiences and needs of women veterans who become justice-involved and offers a gender and trauma-informed approach that criminal justice practitioners can use to… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Sexual Violence in the Military: A Guide for Civilian Advocates

Published: January, 2013| National Sexual Violence Resource Center

This guide provides advocates working in community-based sexual assault programs with an understanding of sexual violence in the military and offers resources to support their collaborative efforts… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010

Published: November, 2012| Shannan Catalano

From 1994 to 2010, the overall rate of intimate partner violence in the United States declined by 64%, from 9.8 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older to 3.6 per 1,000. View this resource

Policy Analysis

Way Off Base: An Argument Against Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Veterans Treatment Courts

Published: September, 2012| Pamela Kravetz

This journal article, published by the Veterans Law Review, argues that there are serious safety and ethical concerns when intimate partner violence cases are heard in a veterans court model.… View this resource

Research & Statistics

The Civic Origins of Progressive Policy Change: Combating Violence Against Women in Global Perspective, 1975–2005

Published: August, 2012| Mala Htun, S. Laurel Weldon

Over the past four decades, violence against women (VAW) has come to be seen as a violation of human rights and an important concern for social policy. Yet government action remains uneven. Some… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Parenting Interventions for Men Who Batter

Published: June, 2012| Katreena Scott, Fernando Mederos

This Applied Research paper provides an overview of the research on the commonalities and controversies surrounding parenting interventions programs for men who batter with an emphasis on improving… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Practical Considerations for Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter

Published: June, 2012| Katreena Scott, Fernando Mederos

This Applied Research paper provides an overview of the practical considerations related to parenting interventions programs for men who batter. These include questions about program length and… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Critical Issues for Culturally Competent Services

Published: February, 2012| Sheetal Rana, Leni Marin

Immigrant women as a social category are a diverse group. In the U.S., there are approximately 18 million women and girls who have emigrated from many countries around the world, under a myriad of… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Guides

Published: February, 2012| The Alliance of Military and Veteran Family Behavioral Health Providers

These guides introduce Department of Defense (DoD) and military service policies as well as links and contact information for military, national, and community-based resources for assisting victims… View this resource