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Safer Families, Safer Communities

Published: September, 2017| David Keck, JD

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 Patchwork of State Laws on Firearm Prohibitions for Domestic Violence Protective Orders

Published: September, 2017| April Zeoli

CONTENT Comparison of current state laws regarding firearms prohibitions following imposition of domestic violence protective orders. PRESENTER April Zeoli, Michigan State University View this resource

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New Research on Women Veterans and Intimate Partner Violence

Published: August, 2017| Melissa E. Dichter, PhD, MSW

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with a wide-range of health and social impacts, especially for women. Women veterans may be at increased risk of experiencing IPV and Veterans Health… View this resource

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Recent Trends in Firearm Legislation and Case Law Update

Published: July, 2017| Alla Lefkowitz

The landscape around firearm laws is constantly shifting. If you want to know about recent legal changes, this webinar is for you. The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit… View this resource

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Implementing a Firearm Surrender Protocol

Published: July, 2017| Jennifer Waindle and Jenni Stolarski

Research and experience confirm that access to a firearm dramatically increases the risk of lethality in domestic violence cases. This webinar will address applicable federal law, including recent… View this resource

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Batterer Intervention Programs and Victim Safety: Where Do We Go From Here?

Published: June, 2017| Sharon “Sherry” Aaron, LCSW

Victim safety hinges on effective Batterer Intervention Programs (BIPs), yet studies have shown that there is high recidivism and dropout rates among BIP participants—raising questions about BIP… View this resource

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Advocate Lessons: How Law Enforcement Responds to and Investigates Domestic Violence Cases (Part 2: CCR Problem-Solving Series: The Role of Law Enforcement)

Published: May, 2017| Mary Ingham and Chief Deputy David Hepperly

This second webinar in BWJP’s CCR Problem-Solving Series builds upon the initial discussion of law enforcement response and specifically explores the role and responsibilities of law enforcement in… View this resource

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Using the National Crime Information Center to spread the word about Protection Orders

Published: May, 2017| Harry E. Carlile Jr.

The NCIC Protection Order File (POF) contains information on court orders which are issued to prevent acts of domestic violence against a person or to prevent a person from stalking, intimidating, or… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Where Do We Go From Here? Unfinished Business

Published: May, 2017| Andrew Klein and Jessica Klein

Andrew and Jessica Klein’s book, "Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren’t Doing to Protect America’s Women" reveals a pattern of incompetence and inattention in how the… View this resource

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What Advocates Need to Know About Law Enforcement’s Role (Part 1: CCR Problem-Solving Series: The Role of Law Enforcement)

Published: May, 2017| Mary Ingham

Law enforcement plays a critical role in the current legal system response to domestic violence. As first responders to calls of domestic violence, much of the system’s ability to keep victims safe… View this resource

Research & Statistics

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Military Calls 2006-2014

Published: December, 2014| National Domestic Violence Hotline

This report provides a demographic breakdown of the military calls from 2006 to 2013 and identifies barriers to obtaining services. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Report to the President of the United States on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Published: November, 2014| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) report details evidence of progress in DoD sexual assault prevention and response program over the three years from the report's issuance, including reforms to the… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Coast Guard’s Commandant Instruction 1752.1, The Family Advocacy Program

Published: August, 2014| United States Coast Guard

Establishes Coast Guard policy on the prevention, identification, reporting, investigation, and treatment of intimate partner and child maltreatment and assigns responsibilities for a coordinated… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

A Community Process: Strategies to Improve the Response to Domestic Violence

Published: June, 2014| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, a trainer and lecturer on domestic violence, discusses probation group conferencing, motivational interview techniques, and the importance of community collaboration. View this resource

Website

NCSC's Veterans Courts Resource Guide

Published: June, 2014| National Center for State Courts

This website, hosted by the National Center for State Courts, contains links to online resources related to Veterans Treatment Courts. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

Published: June, 2014| Office for Victims of Crime

This is an online guide for responding to transgender victims of sexual assault. Although not specifically created for the corrections community, this guide should be of interest to those working in… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Saving Women's Lives: Ending Firearms Violence Against Intimate Partners

Published: June, 2014| Americans For Responsible Solutions

Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired combat veteran and NASA astronaut… View this resource

Research & Statistics

DoD Family Advocacy Program Fiscal Year 2013 Data

Published: May, 2014| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) document covers Fiscal Year 2013 and includes data tables, briefing slides, and summary of key findings and demonstrates how the DoD FAP… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Women Veterans and Intimate Partner Violence: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Published: April, 2014| Megan R. Gerber, Katherine M. Iverson, Melissa E. Dichter

This article, published by the Journal of Women's Health, discusses women veterans unique risk factors for experiencing IPV, health sequelae and healthcare utilization, and clinical and policy… View this resource

Website

Abuse of Power

Published: January, 2014| Diane Wetendorf, Inc.

Provides resources for victims of law enforcement-involved domestic violence and their advocates. View this resource