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Tools & Guides

Strategies and Resources to Assist Survivors and their Pets

Published: September, 2021| NCPOFFC

Strategies and Resources to Assist Survivors and their Pets The lives and safety of survivors and their companion animals are inextricably intertwined. When abusers use violence in the home as a means… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Getting Child Support When the Coparent is Abusive

Published: August, 2021| SAFeR

Defining Domestic Violence When most people hear the words “domestic violence,” they think of physical or sexual violence. But some partners never physically attack their victims. People who abuse find… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Developing CCR Policies and Practices to Reduce Victim Intimidation

Published: August, 2021|

Sharing the experiences of St Louis County, MN, the presenters will prepare participants to identify, investigate, and locate where the intimidation of domestic violence victims occur; and pay… View this resource

Webinar Recording

An Overview of Cash Bail for Domestic Violence Advocates

Published: July, 2021|

This webinar offers an overview of cash bail and an analysis of how cash bail disparately impacts different communities in this country. The webinar will also address concerns raised by the use of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

History of Advoacy

Published: July, 2021|

Advocacy by survivors has been at the forefront of systems change over the last four decades. This webinar takes everyone through the history and the different stages of the development of advocating… View this resource

Webinar Recording

A Sample of Predominately African American Domestic Violence Victims Response to Objective Risk Assessments

Published: July, 2021|

Most stakeholders agree domestic abuse is a problem. Many agree the need to assess for abuse risk is important.  Some value the usefulness of objective risk assessment measures. But what if all… View this resource

Webinar Recording

National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys & Advocates

Published: June, 2021|

In collaboration with Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC) Southwest Center for Law & Policy (SWCLAP) Stalking Prevention, Awareness and Resources Center (SPARC) of AEquitas Institute… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Should They Stay or Should They Go: Helping Domestic Violence Survivors with Interstate Cases

Published: March, 2021| Taylor Duran, Deborah Goelman, Maria Veniard

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases.  It is designed for attorneys, victim advocates, and other community… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Extreme Risk Laws Matrix

Published: February, 2021| NCPOFFC

This matrix provides information on Extreme Risk Laws, also known as extreme risk protection orders. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Protection Order Violations Matrix

Published: February, 2021| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains protection order violation statutes from state and territorial jurisdictions. View this resource

Research & Statistics

State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence

Published: December, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

The latest in a series of reports on firearm-related background checks, this report provides an overview of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act and… View this resource

Research & Statistics

The National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV)

Published: December, 2016|

This paper summarizes the findings from five papers (three published and two under review) of the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV). The purpose of STRiV was to build… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012

Published: September, 2016| Tracey Kyckelhahn, Ramona R. Rantala, Suzanne M. Strong

This report presents information on various aspects of problem-solving courts, such as funding sources, disqualifying offenses, points of entry, status hearings, services, and benefits to… View this resource

Tools & Guides

STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence

Published: May, 2016| CDC

The CDC released STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence to help states and communities prioritize efforts to prevent sexual violence. A technical package is a collection of strategies… 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

Research & Statistics

DoD Family Advocacy Program Fiscal Year 2014 Data

Published: August, 2015| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) document covers Fiscal Year 2014 and includes data tables, briefing slides, and summary of key findings and demonstrates how the DoD FAP… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Calculating Safety: Reckoning with Domestic Violence in the Context of Child Support Parenting Time Initiatives

Published: April, 2015| Nancy Ver Steegh, Gabrielle Davis

This article explores domestic violence-related implications of federal and state initiatives seeking to establish parenting time in connection with entry of child support orders. The authors… View this resource

Website

ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Published: January, 2015| American Bar Association

The mission of the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, founded in 1994, is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

ABA Statutory Summary Charts

Published: January, 2015| American Bar Association

These charts summarize statutes from all 50 states regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and trafficking. View this resource