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.
Tools & Guides

Understanding the Military Response to Domestic Violence: Tools for Civilian Advocates

Published: May, 2003| Judith Beals, Patricia Erwin

This Handbook is designed to assist civilian advocates who are working with military victims of domestic violence -- both active duty victims and partners of active duty service members. The handbook… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Substance Use by Soldiers Who Abuse Their Spouses

Published: July, 2010| Sandra L. Martin, Deborah A. Gibbs, Ruby E. Johnson

Published in Violence Against Women, this article analyzes data on soldier spouse abuse offenders to determine the prevalence of substance use during abusive incidents, and to examine differences… View this resource

Research & Statistics

The Prevalence and Problem of Military Veterans in the Maricopa County Arrestee Population

Published: June, 2010| Michael D. White, Arizona Arrestee Reporting Information Network (AARIN)

This report seeks to address the knowledge gap in the area of justice-involved veterans through an examination of booked arrestees in Maricopa County, Arizona. Using interview data from the Arizona… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Veterans and the Justice System: the Next Forensic Frontier

Published: June, 2010| Debra A. Pinals

This article, published by the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, suggests that it is increasingly critical for forensic psychiatrists to develop skills and knowledge related… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Family Problems Among Recently Returned Military Veterans Referred for a Mental Health Evaluation (Abstract)

Published: February, 2010| S.L. Sayers, V.A. Farrow, J. Ross

Existing evidence suggests that military veterans with mental health disorders have poorer family functioning, although little research has focused on this topic. This article, published in the… View this resource

Research & Statistics Policy Analysis

Last Stand The Criminal Responsibility of War Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Published: January, 2010| Thomas L. Hafemeister, Nicole A. Stockey

This article, published in the Indiana Law Journal, explores the prevalence and impact of PTSD, particularly in war veterans, the relevance of this disorder to the criminal justice system, and the… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Attorneys As First-Responders: Recognizing The Destructive Nature of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder On The Combat Veteran's Legal Decision-Making Process

Published: December, 2009| Evan Seamone

The author examines interviewing and counseling techniques that can be utilized by criminal defense attorneys when representing military-related clients who have post-traumatic stress disorder. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Military-related PTSD and Intimate Relationships: From Description to Theory-Driven Research and Intervention Development

Published: December, 2009| Candice M. Monson, Casey Taft, Steffany J. Fredman

This paper, published in Clinical Psychology Review, examines recent research that documents the association between PTSD and intimate relationship problems in the most recent cohort of returning… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Brief "Veterans' Courts"

Published: November, 2009| Mark A. Levin

This policy brief discusses the problem of incarcerated veterans, what Veterans Courts are, the role of victims in these programs, the purpose of these court programs, and support for them. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD-Related Compulsive Checking Behaviors in Veterans of the Iraq War: The Influence of Military Context on the Expression of PTSD Symptoms

Published: July, 2009| Peter W. Tuerk, Anouk L. Grubaugh, Mark B. Hamner

This case study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, presents an overview of the conceptualization and treatment of two veterans of the Iraq War who presented for combat-related treatment… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Partner and General Aggression Perpetration Among Combat Veterans Presenting to a Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinic

Published: July, 2009| Casey Taft, Robin Weatherill, Halley Woodward

This study, published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, examines rates and correlates of intimate partner and general aggression perpetration among male combat veterans seeking services in a… View this resource