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Webinar Recording

Parenting in the Context of Coercive Control

Published: July, 2016| Loretta Frederick, Nancy Ver Steegh

Recent years have seen a growing awareness that parenting in the context of domestic violence does not look the same in all families or under all circumstances – and that inattention to these… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Making the Case for Coercive Control

Published: June, 2016| Loretta Frederick, Nancy Ver Steegh

Family court professionals generally agree that domestic violence comes in many different shapes and sizes and impacts families in many and varied ways. The challenge comes in helping family court… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

The ROSES Program: Applying Evidence-Based Models of Advocacy Intervention with Girls

Published: June, 2016| Shabnam Javdani, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

All youth who commit violent offenses are at increased risk to end up in the criminal justice system as adults but girls who commit acts of violence are three times more likely than boys.i  Long term… View this resource

Webinar Recording

A Domestic Violence-Informed Approach to Child Custody Decision-Making

Published: June, 2016| Loretta Frederick, Nancy Ver Steegh

Notwithstanding an abundance of social science literature and persistent efforts to raise awareness about the adverse affects of domestic violence on children and parenting, family court systems… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Arresting Victims: The Unintended Consequences of Pro Arrest Policies for Women and Girls

Published: June, 2016| Shabnam Javdani

Many people believe that increasing arrests of women and girls reflect a reality that women and girls have become more violent.  Research does not support this belief. This webinar will describe… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Have Laws Against Domestic Violence Increased the Criminalization of Girls?

Published: May, 2016| Francine Sherman

Every day in the U.S., abused and traumatized girls enter and are pushed through the justice system. Despite decades of attention, the proportion of girls in the juvenile justice system has increased… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Military Sexual Trauma: Survivors & VA Disability Benefits

Published: May, 2016| Ronald B. Abrams, Esq., Tiffany P. Kelley, Esq.

The Department of Defense estimates that the vast majority of military sexual assault cases go unreported. However, approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 100 men seen for Department of Veterans Affairs… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Sexually Explicit Media and Communication: Selected Research Findings and Practice Implications

Published: May, 2016| Jeff R. Temple, PhD, Emily F. Rothman, ScD

Dr. Temple will discuss sexting (a combination of the words sex and texting), the practice of electronically sending sexually explicit images or messages from one person to another.  Sexting has… View this resource

Webinar Recording

What Advocates Need to Know about Batterer Intervention Programs

Published: April, 2016| Stephanie Avalon, Graham Barnes

In many communities, Victim Advocacy and Batterer Intervention Programs (BIP)have little interaction or even knowledge about each other’s work. This despite both being deeply involved in the lives of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Integrated DV Courts, Dedicated DV Courts: Vision, Reality, Research

Published: April, 2016| Hon. Matthew D’Emic, Hon. Michael Denton, Hon. Daniel Angiolillo (Ret.), Amanda Cissner, M.A.

This webinar reports on the findings of research conducted by the Center for Court Innovation on Integrated and Dedicated DV Courts across the country. The presenters describe the vision, model… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Victim Witness Assistance Procedures

Published: June, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) instruction that implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures to assist victims and witnesses of crimes. It provides guidance on… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Severity for Participants of a Domestic Violence Rehabilitation Program

Published: June, 2004| April Gerlock

This article, published in Military Medicine, describes participants of a domestic violence program, which was designed to help lessen attrition, and compared completers and non-completers of the… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Vermont’s Model Protocol: Law Enforcement Response to Children at the Scene of a Domestic Violence Incident

Published: June, 2004| Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, Vermont Department for Children and Families, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

The intent of this protocol is to assist law enforcement officers in their response to children at the scene of domestic violence incidents. The goals of an effective response include assessing… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Center for Court Innovation Child Support Protocol

Published: January, 2004| Liberty Aldrich, Judge Judy Reichler

This is a best practice guide for integrated domestic violence courts on how to handle child support, including information regarding federal child support protocols. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Patterns of Spouse and Child Maltreatment by Discharged U.S. Army Soldiers

Published: January, 2004| James E. McCarroll, Robert J. Ursano, Zizhong Fan

This journal article, reports the results of a study involving review of records of the U.S. Army's transitional compensation (TC) program and the Army Central Registry (ACR) of child and spouse… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Health-Related Consequences of Physical and Sexual Violence: Women in the Military

Published: September, 2000| Anne G. Sadler, Brenda M. Booth, Deanna Nielson

This study, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, suggests that the sequelae of violence against women are an important public health concern. More than a decade after rape or physical assault… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Spouse Abuse Recidivism in the U.S. Army by Gender and Military Status

Published: January, 2000| James E. McCarroll, John H. Newby, Robert J. Ursano

This article, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, reports on the examination of military spouse abuser recidivism using Army Central Registry (ACR) records. 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

Tools & Guides

Violence Against Women: A Curriculum for Empowerment, Facilitator's Manual

Published: January, 1985| Susan Schechter, Sharon Szymanski, Michele Cahill

A manual for facilitators of battered women's groups. The curriculum and workshops were the attempt of the authors to "institutionalize consciousness raising within shelters" and it "offers tools to… View this resource