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Webinar Recording

Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence Strangulation

Published: September, 2018| Jill Rable MSN-Ed, RN, AFN-BC, SANE-A

This webinar brings awareness to survivors, care providers and community professionals serving victims of domestic violence strangulation. Rable will discuss the violent physical act of strangling… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Process Matters: Procedural Justice and its Impact on How Systems Respond to Domestic Violence

Published: August, 2018| Kate Wurmfeld

This training will provide a framework for improving access to justice in domestic violence cases through a procedural justice lens. The discussion will focus on the research underlying procedural… View this resource

Webinar Recording

We built a portal: How Multnomah County leveraged technology to better connect victims to the support they need

Published: August, 2018| Denise Pena

As offenders move through the criminal justice system, so do their victims. "It's not done just because the case is done" is a common challenge we hear in interviews with crime victims. In 2017… View this resource

Amicus Brief

BWJP Amicus Activity 2018

Published: July, 2018| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This is a summary of BWJP's amicus activites in 2018. For details, contact Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Legal Policy Advisor, at smurphy@bwjp.org (mailto:smurphy@bwjp.org) .  View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Mobile Capabilities Streamline Cell Phone Evidence Collection

Published: July, 2018| BWJP

Dakota County, Minnesota, the third most populous county in the state with 412,000+ residents, has taken a proactive approach to addressing this problem with a project dedicated to electronic domestic… View this resource

Webinar Recording

“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

Tools & Guides

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

Promising Practices & Policies

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

Webinar Recording

Introducing the Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales for DV Programs

Published: December, 2017| Lisa Goodman, PhD and Cris Sullivan, PhD

Over the past 15 years, domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) programs have worked tirelessly to bring a trauma-informed approach to their work. This, in turn, has generated a need for tools… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women, a conversation with the authors

Published: October, 2017| Walter S. DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz

The authors will discuss their recent book analyzing why and how men abuse women during and after a separation or divorce. They define separation violence broadly, as sometimes the separation is… View this resource

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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) Reports

Published: January, 2015| Department of Defense

This webpage contains Department of Defense (DoD) sexual assault reports to include "Report to the President," Annual reports, Military Service Academy reports, and Special Victims Capability (SVC)… 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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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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Women's Justice Center/Centro de Justicia Para Mujeres

Published: January, 2015| Women's Justice Center

Women’s Justice Center works to end violence against women and children, especially in the Latina, immigrant and other underserved communities. They do this through advocacy, activism, and education.… View this resource

Research & Statistics

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Military Calls 2006-2014

Published: December, 2014| National Domestic Violence Hotline

This report provides a demographic breakdown of the military calls from 2006 to 2013 and identifies barriers to obtaining services. View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Coast Guard’s Commandant Instruction 1752.1, The Family Advocacy Program

Published: August, 2014| United States Coast Guard

Establishes Coast Guard policy on the prevention, identification, reporting, investigation, and treatment of intimate partner and child maltreatment and assigns responsibilities for a coordinated… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

Published: June, 2014| Office for Victims of Crime

This is an online guide for responding to transgender victims of sexual assault. Although not specifically created for the corrections community, this guide should be of interest to those working in… View this resource