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“You Can’t Believe a Word She Says!”: Credibility Issues for Survivors of Violence with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Histories

Published: May, 2018| Rachel White Domain

Survivors who experience mental health or substance use conditions may not be believed when they seek help. These survivors may be experiencing the mental health effects of trauma and/or using… View this resource

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Implementing Probation Group Reporting

Published: May, 2018| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW and Stephanie Avalon

Traditional probation practice involves a great deal of tracking of offenders. On a typical day of back to back meetings with probationers, the probation officer will spend most of the time repeating… View this resource

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Abuser Intervention Programs: Where Have We Been and Where Are We headed?

Published: April, 2018| Melissa Petrangelo Scaia, MPA and David Adams

This webinar will focus on current practices and issues related to batterers intervention programs (BIPs).  David Adams of Emerge and Melissa Petrangelo Scaia, former executive director of the Duluth… View this resource

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Current Research on Batterer Intervention Programs and Implications for Policy

Published: April, 2018| Kathleen J. Ferraro, PhD

This webinar reviews existing research on Batterer Intervention Programs (BIPs). I will discuss the methodological and definitional bases for contradictory results about the efficacy of BIPs. I will… View this resource

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Promising Strategies and Practices in Medical Forensic Compliance

Published: April, 2018| Caroline Palmer and Jude Foster

This webinar will outline the key components of medical forensic compliance and what a compassionate and competent response to victims/survivors can look like. Challenges that many communities face… View this resource

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Getting Your Agency Involved In Responding To Gender-Based Discrimination On Campus

Published: April, 2018| Dr. Valyncia C. Raphael, JD and Anton Tripolskii, JD

This interactive webinar builds on the topics discussed in the presenters’ January webinar: Honest Dialogue Needed: Responding to Gender-Based Discrimination on Campus. What are the responsibilities… View this resource

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The Results of a 10-Year Study of the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence Primary Aggressor Laws on Single and Dual Arrest

Published: April, 2018| David Hirschel, PhD and Philip D. McCormack, PhD

Arrest as a preferred response to incidents of intimate partner violence has had some unintended consequences, not the least of which is an increase in dual arrests. Arresting both parties may mean… View this resource

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Case File Review: What Do Sexual Assault Cases Look Like in Our Communities?

Published: March, 2018| Jolene Engelking and Leah Lutz

Based on a toolkit that the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) developed, this webinar will explain the process and framework for reviewing sexual assault case files as an evaluative measure for… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Monitoring to Achieve Accountability: Revisiting the St. Paul Blueprint for Safety Seven Years Later

Published: March, 2018| Stephanie Avalon

One such effort is the St. Paul Blueprint for Safety (http://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/the-blueprint-for-safety.html) , built on 30 years of experience and research on coordinated… View this resource

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Addressing Language Access in Police Departments: Salem, MA, Police Department Models Compliance

Published: March, 2018| Michael LaRiviere

Salem, Massachusetts, with a population of approximately 43,132, has a police force of 90 officers and uses a community policing model. Like many jurisdictions across the country, the population of… View this resource

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Praxis International

Published: January, 2015| Praxis International

Praxis International, Inc. is a nonprofit research and training organization that works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and children. They work with local, statewide, and… View this resource

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Prostitution Research and Education

Published: January, 2015| Prostitution Research and Education

PRE focuses on providing knowledge and advocacy for good policy and the promotion of public awareness about the commercial sexual exploitation of women through prostitution, pornography and… View this resource

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TA2TA

Published: January, 2015| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Designed by and for the OVW TA provider community, as part of the TA2TA project, this website facilitates the collaboration and communication integral to the continued strength and sustainability of… View this resource

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The Confidentiality Institute

Published: January, 2015| The Confidentiality Institute

The Institute provides the only up-to-date, state-specific, sophisticated training, toolkits, and on-call technical assistance to help an agency handle its most significant confidentiality and privacy… View this resource

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Published: January, 2015| The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning… View this resource

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The Northwest Network

Published: January, 2015| The Northwest Network

The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy.… View this resource

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Tribal Justice and Safety

Published: January, 2015| The United States Department of Justice

In June 2009, the Justice Department announced the launch of a major new initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities. The effort was launched with… View this resource

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VAWnet.org

Published: January, 2015| National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

VAWnet's resource library is home to thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression. View this resource

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VictimLaw

Published: January, 2015| VictimLaw

A comprehensive on-line database of state, federal, and tribal victims' rights law and protections; the website offers free, user-friendly access to information that until now has been difficult to… View this resource

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WATCH

Published: January, 2015| WATCH

A Minnesota Court Monitoring Program. WATCH's mission is to make the justice system more effective and responsive in handling cases of violence, particularly against women and children, and creating a… View this resource