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.
Community Safety Assessment Report

La Crosse County, WI Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Audit: Phase 2: Post-Arrest through Prosecution, Findings and Recommendations

Published: July, 2007| La Crosse County Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Audit Team, Dar Jaeger, Jane Sadusky

The La Crosse County Safety Audit - Phase 2 explored the following question: How do post-arrest and prosecution responses to domestic violence cases in La Crosse County enhance or diminish victim… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Bellingham-Whatcom, WA Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Audit: Findings and Recommendations for Prosecution and Probation Responses

Published: January, 2007| Sue Parrott

This audit explored the question: How do prosecution and probation recognize and respond to the complexities of risk and safety for all victims of domestic violence in the City of Bellingham Whatcom.… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Model Tribal Domestic Violence Full Faith and Credit Ordinance

Published: October, 2006| NCPOFFC

This model statute provides tribal communities with an example of a full faith and credit ordinance allowing for inter jurisdiction enforcement of protection orders. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Violence Against Native Women: A Guide for Practitioner Action

Published: October, 2006| NCPOFFC

This guide contains information on protection orders and Native American women and domestic and sexual violence. It provides specific information on the barriers to justice faced by Native women and… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Enforcing Domestic Violence Firearm Prohibitions: A Report on Promising Practices

Published: September, 2006| NCPOFFC

This report provides an overview of firearm laws and information on model programs and promising practices as they relate to the removal of firearms from abusers in the United States and tribal… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Pretrial Release Conditions in Domestic Violence Cases: Issues and Context

Published: May, 2006| Jane Sadusky

This paper examines the question of pretrial release, conditions in domestic violence cases, focusing on balance between constitutional rights of the accused and protection of victims of crime… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Domestic Violence and Probation

Published: December, 2005| Fernando Mederos

This article offers specialized management techniques that probation officers can use to monitor batterers and intervene in domestic violence cases more effectively. The author offers suggestions on… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Jackson County, OR Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence Calls

Published: December, 2005| Jen Maile, Rhonda Martinson, J.D.

Audit work continued, next examining dispatch and law enforcement responses. The audit team analyzed 50 calls to two 911 centers, and a consultant and the audit coordinator analyzed 15-20 police… View this resource

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

Amicus Brief

Office on Violence Against Women Statement on Giles v. California

Published: July, 2008| Cindy Dyer

In the case of Giles v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing applied only when a defendant caused a victim’s absence from trial and did so with the… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

At A Crossroads: Developing Duluth's Prosecution Response to Battered Women Who Fight Back

Published: January, 2007| Mary Asmus

This monograph tells the story of how city prosecutors, battered women's advocates, and other practitioners in Duluth's criminal justice system came together to address the unique issues presented by… 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

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