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Tools & Guides

Increasing Your Safety: Full Faith and Credit for Protection Orders

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This guide for survivors provides information on enforcing protection orders across jurisdictional lines pursuant to the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C.… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative

Published: August, 2015| Marty Sumner, Chief of Police

The High Point Police Department in partnership with researchers, practitioners, prosecutors, and community has developed a focused deterrence initiative targeted at the chronic domestic violence… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Advocates

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist provides information for advocates facilitating a discussion with survivors about firearms. It also provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting the… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Judges

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for judges provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting purchase or possession of firearms by those subject to a protection order (18 USC 922 (g)(8))… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Law Enforcement

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for law enforcement provides information on two classes of persons prohibited under the domestic violence related provisions of the federal Gun Control Act. Those subject to a… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Prosecutors

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for prosecutors provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act prohibiting those subject to a protection order (18 USC 922 (g)(8)) or those convicted of a misdemeanor crime of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Rural Domestic Violence: Custody and Beyond

Published: July, 2015| Dr. Melanie Shepard, Melissa Scaia, MPA

Dr. Shepard presents findings from two studies: a study exploring the perceptions of rural women on custody and visitation arrangements with abusive ex-partners and an examination of the successes and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Trauma-Informed Practice Scales for DV Programs

Published: July, 2015| Cris M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Lisa A. Goodman, Ph.D., Rachel Ramirez, MSW, Deb Heimel, MA

In this webinar, the faculty describe the development of a new tool that DV programs can use to evaluate and improve their work. The TIP Scales assess six domains of trauma informed practice… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Duluth Addresses Witness Intimidation

Published: July, 2015| Rhonda Martinson, Scott Miller, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Unchecked witness intimidation can deter domestic violence victims and witnesses from calling for help, accessing the justice system, and participating in court processes. To learn how and when… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Instruction on Domestic Abuse

Published: July, 2015| Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 6400.06 establishes, implements, and updates domestic abuse policies and identifies and assigns responsibilities for preventing and responding to domestic… 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