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Statute Guides & Matrices

Enhanced Penalties for Domestic Violence: State Statute Chart

Published: March, 2005| Eve Zamora

The following is an alphabetical listing of all states that have enacted statutes enhancing penalties for domestic violence crimes. The term "enhanced penalties" as used in this document encompasses… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Hennepin County, MN Safety and Accountability Audit of Probation Supervision in Domestic Violence Cases

Published: March, 2005| Carolyn Ham, Stephanie Avalon, Edited by Denise Gamache

Report of Hennepin County Probation Audit, findings and recommendations. The safety audit was directed toward two questions of interest: 1) Do probation officers have adequate information to enable… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Full Faith and Credit of Protection Orders

Published: January, 2005| NCPOFFC

These forms provide a model memorandum of understanding between tribal and county governments concerning the inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders. The model MOU addresses service of… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Community Policing and Domestic Violence: Five Promising Practices

Published: October, 2004| Jane Sadusky

In 1999, the Battered Women's Justice Project began working with four communities to examine how domestic violence intervention could move beyond the limits of the criminal justice system and develop… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Freeborn County, MN Safety and Accountability Audit Report

Published: October, 2004| Kristine Lizdas, J.D., Rhonda Martinson, J.D.

This is the report from the first phase of the Freeborn County Safety and Accountability Audit. It explores Freeborn County's dispatch and law enforcement response to domestic violence calls. View this resource

Tools & Guides

The Responsibilities of Protection Order Judges and Courts

Published: October, 2004| BWJP

Your protection order can be an important part of your safety plan. If wisely written and strictly enforced, a protection order may help keep you and your children safe. This brochure will describe… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Responsible Attorneys: Seeking Justice for Battered Women in Protection Order Cases

Published: October, 2004| BWJP

This guide contains information for victims on working with an attorney in a protection order case. The guide sets forth expectations that victims can have of their attorneys, as well as safety and… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Bridging Domestic Violence Intervention and Community Policing: Partnership and Problem-Solving Tools

Published: August, 2004| Jane Sadusky

In 1999, the Battered Women's Justice Project began working with four communities to explore the application of community policing, with its emphasis on community engagement and problem-solving, to… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

A Balanced Collaboration: Vermont's Protocol for Law Enforcement Response to Children

Published: June, 2004| Jane Sadusky

Partnership and collaboration in name only has characterized many attempts to draft protocols or working agreements and build a coordinated community response. Vermont had a different experience in… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Civil Tort Suits and Economic Justice for Battered Women

Published: March, 2004| Barbara Hart, Esq., Erica Sussman, Esq.

This article provides tort lawyers considering representation of domestic violence victims with a foundation to develop their cases in a manner that attends to their clients particular financial needs… 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