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Tools & Guides

Drafting an Enforceable Tribal Protection Order Involving a Non-member

Published: September, 2019| NCPOFFC

The following general information guide and checklist suggests topics/issues for advocates to discuss with each victim relative to preparing to file a tribal protection order and drafting a tribal… View this resource

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Protection Orders and Working with People with Disabilities

Published: February, 2019| NCPOFFC

The Protection Orders and Working with People with Disabilities tip sheet is a tool that attorneys, advocates, and others can familiarize themselves with common types of disabilities, the unique… View this resource

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SAFeR Mediation Discussion Guide

Published: January, 2019| SAFeR

The SAFeR Mediation Discussion Guide is designed to help survivors, advocates, attorneys, mediators, judges, and others talk about whether a case is appropriate for mediation and, if so, how mediation… View this resource

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Accounting for Abuse in Orders for Protection

Published: November, 2018| NCPOFFC

This protection order guide is designed to help survivors, advocates, attorneys, and judges consider the range of behaviors the respondent has engaged in – from physical, sexual, emotional, economic… View this resource

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Intimate Partner Violence Screening Guide

Published: March, 2018| Gabrielle Davis

This initial domestic abuse screening guide is designed to help you identify domestic abuse and coercive controlling behaviors in family law cases. It is a simple screen that attempts to detect… View this resource

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Screening, Assessment, and Intervention Model for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Co-Occurring Combat-Related Conditions

Published: January, 2018| Glenna Tinney, MSW, ACSW, DCSW, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.); April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

This guide presents a model for understanding and responding to military and veteran-related intimate partner violence (IPV). It examines IPV’s relationship to co-occurring conditions common among… View this resource

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Intimate Partner Violence: Insights into Military Personnel and Veterans

Published: October, 2015| Michael Paymar

This unique training tool features an in-depth interview with Hector Matascastillo, an Army Ranger and combat veteran who was arrested after abusing his wife. In the aftermath of his arrest… View this resource

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Military-Related Victim Information Handout

Published: October, 2015| BWJP

This resource provides answers to common questions asked by military-related victims, provides detailed information to military-related victims on combat-related and co-occurring conditions, and lists… View this resource

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Accounting for Risk and Danger Practice Checklists: Coordinating Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases

Published: September, 2015| Connie Sponsler-Garcia

Ideally, identifying and documenting risk factors for serious or lethal intimate partner violence (IPV) should be incorporated into each step of the criminal justice intervention.While communities are… View this resource

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Victim Advocate Guide: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Combat Experience

Published: September, 2015| BWJP

Most people returning from war zones will have stress reactions and will need to readjust to being home. This guide provides information that will help advocates understand these stress reactions and… View this resource

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Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women

Published: January, 2010| United Nations

This Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women, prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Division for the Advancement of Women (DESA/DAW), is intended to assist States and… View this resource

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Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys and Advocates

Published: January, 2009| Jean Bruggeman, Elizabeth Keyes

This publication was developed pursuant to a generous grant from the ABA Enterprise Fund, as part of a collaborative effort by several ABA entities aiming to provide attorneys with leadership and… View this resource

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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

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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