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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

Webinar Recording

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

Webinar Recording

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

Webinar Recording

Stalking 2.0: The Use of Technology to Stalk

Published: September, 2018| Jennifer Landhuis

Approximately 7.5 million individuals are stalked every year in the United States. Rapid advances in technology give stalkers additional tools to locate, surveil, and monitor their victims. This… View this resource

Webinar Recording

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

Webinar Recording

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

Webinar Recording

“You Can’t Believe a Word She Says!”: Credibility Issues for Survivors of Violence with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Histories

Published: May, 2018| Rachel White Domain

Survivors who experience mental health or substance use conditions may not be believed when they seek help. These survivors may be experiencing the mental health effects of trauma and/or using… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Intimate Partner Violence Screening Guide

Published: March, 2018| Gabrielle Davis

This initial domestic abuse screening guide is designed to help you identify domestic abuse and coercive controlling behaviors in family law cases. It is a simple screen that attempts to detect… View this resource

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VAWnet.org

Published: January, 2015| National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

VAWnet's resource library is home to thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression. View this resource

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VictimLaw

Published: January, 2015| VictimLaw

A comprehensive on-line database of state, federal, and tribal victims' rights law and protections; the website offers free, user-friendly access to information that until now has been difficult to… View this resource

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Women's Justice Center/Centro de Justicia Para Mujeres

Published: January, 2015| Women's Justice Center

Women’s Justice Center works to end violence against women and children, especially in the Latina, immigrant and other underserved communities. They do this through advocacy, activism, and education.… View this resource

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WomensLaw.org

Published: January, 2015| WomensLaw.org

Free access to legal information, including information on restraining orders, custody, divorce, immigration, and tribal law. Also, links to sheriffs' offices, and court forms and instructions on… View this resource

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Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center

Published: January, 2015| Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence

Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center provides information on the internet for the benefit of those interested in providing effective workplace responses to… 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

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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

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Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities/Resource Directory for Service Providers

Published: January, 2014| National Center for Victims of Crime

This Resource Directory is designed to help community advocates working in the fields of crime victim assistance, disability services, law enforcement, and allied professions improve their response to… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010

Published: November, 2012| Shannan Catalano

From 1994 to 2010, the overall rate of intimate partner violence in the United States declined by 64%, from 9.8 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older to 3.6 per 1,000. View this resource