Funded as a Special Interest Resource Center: Civil & Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence by the Family and Youth Services Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, with additional funding provided by the Office on Violence Against WomenDepartment of Justice.
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

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

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

Reimagining Coordinated Community Response (CCR)

Published: May, 2022| BWJP

REIMAGINING COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE (CCR) A Focus on Survivor-Centered Design by Sujata Warrier, Chief Strategy Officer, and Kristine Lizdas, Legal Policy Director February, 2022 At its core, a… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Deaf Survivors Report

Published: May, 2022| BWJP

DEAF SURVIVORS Designing IPV Risk Assessments with Deaf Communities: Initial Considerations Written by Anton Tripolskii, J, edited by Kristine Lizdas, JD and Sujata Warrier, Phd March, 2022 It is well… View this resource

Webinar Recording

OVW Grantee Firearms Webinar Series - Part 1/3

Published: April, 2022| BWJP

OVW Grantee Firearms Webinar Series Part 1/3 This webinar is an introduction to the Firearms Center and provides an overview of domestic violence and firearms and state and federal laws that prohibit… View this resource

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms 3-part Webinar Series

Published: April, 2022| BWJP

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms 3-part Webinar Series April 21 | May 19 | June 16 from 11- 12:15 p.m. pacific | 1- 2:15 p.m. central | 2- 3:15 p.m. eastern  Description This… View this resource

Research & Statistics

State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Protection Order Submissions

Published: April, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

SEARCH and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) collaborated on a research bulletin that examines the progress states have made to report protection orders for firearm-related background… 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

Laws & Regulations

Domestic Abuse Involving Department of Defense Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel

Published: September, 2011| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) directive on Domestic Abuse. 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

Research & Statistics

Violence Against Women in the United States and the State’s Obligation to Protect

Published: January, 2011| University of Virginia School of Law

Despite legal and policy measures designed to protect victims, domestic violence remains a pervasive rights violation in the United States. Legal and policy developments in the criminal justice system… 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