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High Point, NC Focuses on Offenders to Deter Domestic Violence

Published: July, 2015| Marty A. Sumner, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The High Point strategy addresses the problem at earlier stages of offending before the violence escalates. The first three years of implementation resulted in re-offense rates of only 14% across 1… View this resource

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Illinois Model Protocols Help Find Justice for Victims with Disabilities

Published: July, 2015| Shirley Paceley, Teresa Tudor, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Finding justice for victims with disabilities has been a focus of the Illinois OVW Arrest Grant. Through this initiative administered by the  Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council… View this resource

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Probation Interviews with Victims of Battering: Building a Foundation for Current and Future Safety

Published: April, 2015| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, Jane Sadusky

The approach to probation interviews with victims of battering presented in this guide is a paradigm shift: from information gatherer to information provider. Instead of measuring a successful… View this resource

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Wisconsin Addresses Firearms Surrender

Published: April, 2015| Danielle Long, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Wisconsin has developed clear protocols to facilitate the enforcement of firearms surrender. View this resource

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System Change in West Virginia’s Child Protection System

Published: January, 2015| Joyce Yedlosky, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Domestic violence and child abuse are often co-occurring, putting child protection agencies and DV advocacy programs seemingly at odds. View this resource

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El Paso, Texas: A Coordinated Effort to Remove Firearms from Domestic Abusers

Published: December, 2014| NCPOFFC

This promising practice explores El Paso's court system's adoption of protocols to aid in the removal of firearms from dangerous abusers. View this resource

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Forms Inform Courts on Firearms

Published: November, 2014| NCPOFFC

This promising practice focuses on Pueblo, Colorado Courts' adoption of forms to enhance victim safety and offender accountability by providing judges with more information. This article focuses on… View this resource

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Increasing Survivor Safety and Offender Accountability Through Court Watch Programs

Published: July, 2014| NCPOFFC, Monica N. Player

This promising practice article provides information on how Court Watch Programs are used to pinpoint systemic problems and gaps in the protection order system. View this resource

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A Roadmap to Risk Assessment: Maine’s Use of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment Tool

Published: June, 2014| Julie Colpitts, Faye Luppi, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

In the first phase, MCEDV engaged stakeholders to identify high-risk behaviors and gaps in the coordinated community response. There was consensus that Maine had difficulty identifying high-risk… View this resource

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Recognizing Freedom from Domestic Violence as a Human Right

Published: April, 2014| Rose Dominguez, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

In the classroom, students critically engage with human rights law and contemporary social problems while honing their lawyering and advocacy skills. Outside the classroom, students gain hands-on… View this resource

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