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Predicting Intimate Partner Violence Injuries Based on Police Reports

Published: February, 2019| Marie Karlsson, PhD

Approximately half of all victims of intimate partner violence are injured (Truman & Morgan, 2014). There are several different sociodemographic and incident related factors that increase the… View this resource

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Trauma-Informed Victim Interview (TIVI) for the Justice System, Part 2

Published: January, 2019| Donna Kelly and Justin Boardman

Part two will build on what was learned in part one and will focus on how to use the information discovered in the trauma-informed victim interview. By acknowledging that these interviews are… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Trauma-Informed Victim Interview (TIVI) for the Justice System, Part 1

Published: December, 2018| Donna Kelly and Justin Boardman

This fast-paced, interactive presentation will focus on how to facilitate a trauma-informed victim interview. This protocol has been used successfully in investigating domestic violence, sexual… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Navigating Appeals in Family Law Cases

Published: October, 2018| Cassandra Allison, JD

The Family Violence Appellate Project (“FVAP”) is the first non-profit organization in California dedicated to providing legal representation and support to survivors of intimate partner violence at… View this resource

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Mandatory Reporting Laws in the United States: Impact on Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Published: October, 2018| Carol E. Jordan

This webinar will address mandatory reporting laws across the nation as they apply to cases of intimate partner violence. It will describe the history and different types of mandatory reporting laws… View this resource

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Using Federal Law to Increase Safety for Indian Women: TLOA and VAWA Implementation Efforts

Published: October, 2018| Leslie A. Hagen

Native American women suffer domestic and sexual violence at epidemic rates. Federal law enforcement may be hours away from reservation crime scenes and resources are frequently stretched thin. Tribal… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Domestic Violence-Related Mass and Spree Killings

Published: October, 2018| Dr. Neil Websdale

Dr. Websdale will define mass and spree killing and explain the differences between familicidal, felonious, and non-felony related forms of these offenses. The Webinar will concentrate on two forms of… View this resource

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Know More, Do More: Identifying and Responding to Stalking

Published: September, 2018| Jennifer Landhuis

Victims of stalking often report feeling discounted by the systems designed to assist them. Despite the prevalence of stalking—a crime affecting some 7.5 million people at some time in their… View this resource

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Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence Strangulation

Published: September, 2018| Jill Rable MSN-Ed, RN, AFN-BC, SANE-A

This webinar brings awareness to survivors, care providers and community professionals serving victims of domestic violence strangulation. Rable will discuss the violent physical act of strangling… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Mobile Capabilities Streamline Cell Phone Evidence Collection

Published: July, 2018| BWJP

Dakota County, Minnesota, the third most populous county in the state with 412,000+ residents, has taken a proactive approach to addressing this problem with a project dedicated to electronic domestic… 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

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

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National Directory of Programs With Experience Serving Immigrant Victims

Published: January, 2012| The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project

A directory of service providers with experience working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, U-visa crimes and human trafficking, by state. This directory is also useful to… View this resource

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National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction

Published: January, 2012| American Bar Association

The collateral consequences of a criminal conviction—legal sanctions and restrictions imposed upon people because of their criminal record—are hard to find and harder to understand. Now it will be… View this resource

Research & Statistics

LGTBQH Intimate Partner Violence

Published: December, 2011| National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

For the past 14 years, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has produced this report to document intimate partner violence (IPV) within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa Fact Sheet

Published: January, 2011| US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons… View this resource

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Safety & Privacy in a Digital World

Published: January, 2011| VAWnet

This Special Collection provides information and resources to support the safety and privacy of those who may or do experience technology-assisted abuse. It reviews the ways in which technology can be… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys and Advocates

Published: January, 2009| Jean Bruggeman, Elizabeth Keyes

This publication was developed pursuant to a generous grant from the ABA Enterprise Fund, as part of a collaborative effort by several ABA entities aiming to provide attorneys with leadership and… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Safety & Accountability Audit of the Response to Native Women Who Report Sexual Assault in Duluth, Minnesota

Published: January, 2009| Mending the Sacred Hoop & Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault

Executive Summary of a Safety Audit from 2006-2008 View this resource

Tools & Guides

An Approach to Legal Advocacy for Individual Battered Women

Published: June, 1997| Jill Davies

This chapter was developed for non-lawyer advocates working with individual battered women. Effective legal advocacy requires a thorough understanding of the law, the courts, and domestic violence. View this resource