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Including Pets on Protection Orders

Published: January, 2017| Nancy Blaney

The idea that pets should be (or even need to be) included on domestic violence protection orders was not considered until relatively recently. However, it is a natural outgrowth of the greater… View this resource

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Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2017| Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D.

When abusers use violence in the home as a means of controlling and threatening the partners and children, it can be—and often is—directed at the pets as well. Pet abuse is one of the forms of… View this resource

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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

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The ROSES Program: Applying Evidence-Based Models of Advocacy Intervention with Girls

Published: June, 2016| Shabnam Javdani, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

All youth who commit violent offenses are at increased risk to end up in the criminal justice system as adults but girls who commit acts of violence are three times more likely than boys.i  Long term… View this resource

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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

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Colorado’s Differentiated DV Offender Treatment Aims to Address Offender Risks, Needs and Responsivity

Published: November, 2015| Cheryl Davis, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The state of Colorado has had mandated court-ordered treatment for domestic violence offenders since 1987. Treatment is guided and evaluated through Standards overseen and monitored by The Colorado… View this resource

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Probation Practices Center on Victim Safety and Offender Accountability

Published: October, 2015| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, New Mexico Batterer Intervention Task Force

This video features BWJP’s own James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, who presents critical probation recommendations to the New Mexico Batterer Intervention Task Force, which was convened by the New Mexico… View this resource

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A Systematic Approach to Domestic Abuse-Informed Child Custody Decision Making in Family Law Cases

Published: October, 2015| Gabrielle Davis

This article describes a 4-part framework which provides an approach for practitioners who are making decisions in family court cases. The framework encourages these practitioners to 1) identify if… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Intimate Partner Violence: Insights into Military Personnel and Veterans

Published: October, 2015| Michael Paymar

This unique training tool features an in-depth interview with Hector Matascastillo, an Army Ranger and combat veteran who was arrested after abusing his wife. In the aftermath of his arrest… View this resource

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Duluth Addresses Witness Intimidation

Published: July, 2015| Rhonda Martinson, Scott Miller, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Unchecked witness intimidation can deter domestic violence victims and witnesses from calling for help, accessing the justice system, and participating in court processes. To learn how and when… View this resource

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