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Webinar Recording

The Patchwork of State Laws on Firearm Prohibitions for Domestic Violence Protective Orders

Published: September, 2017| April Zeoli

CONTENT Comparison of current state laws regarding firearms prohibitions following imposition of domestic violence protective orders. PRESENTER April Zeoli, Michigan State University View this resource

Webinar Recording

Where Do We Go From Here? Unfinished Business

Published: May, 2017| Andrew Klein and Jessica Klein

Andrew and Jessica Klein’s book, "Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren’t Doing to Protect America’s Women" reveals a pattern of incompetence and inattention in how the… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Do Community-Based Advocates, Barring Other Professional or Statutory Rules, Have an Enforceable Obligation to Avoid Conflicts of Interest?

Published: May, 2017| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, J.D

For many years, advocates and their programs have found themselves in complicated situations, where two people who appear to have opposing interests seek their assistance.  Traditionally, the response… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors and Courts Aren’t Doing to Protect America’s Women: A Discussion with the Authors

Published: May, 2017| Andrew Klein and Jessica Klein

This webinar will discuss how court systems across the country, instead of protecting victims of abuse, are actually abetting batterers. The authors will discuss the evolution of criminal justice… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Tort Suits & Financial Compensation for Domestic Violence Survivors: A Webinar for Attorneys

Published: May, 2017| Amira Samuel

Often when the police are called for domestic violence, men who batter are arrested, convicted, and then likely sent to a batterers intervention program.  What community support, programming… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Tort Suits & Financial Compensation for Domestic Violence Survivors: A Webinar for Advocates

Published: May, 2017| Sonya Passi and Amira Samuel

Survivors of domestic violence are eligible to pursue tort claims against their abusers, which could result in life-changing compensatory and punitive awards. However, survivors often have very little… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Advocacy for Protective Parents Facing Challenging Custody Litigation

Published: September, 2016| Lundy Bancroft

In this webinar, noted author and activist Lundy Bancroft (Why Does He Do That, The Batterer As Parent) discusses the challenges of sharing custody with an abusive partner post-separation. He also… View this resource

Webinar Recording

When the Victim is Arrested: Seeking a Just Response

Published: September, 2016| Quetita Cavero, Mary Ingham, Cindene Pezzell, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In this webinar the presenters discuss victims of ongoing coercive control who have been arrested as a direct or indirect result of their experiences of being abused. This discussion explores many of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Responding to Youth Violence Through Community Advocacy

Published: July, 2016| Shabnam Javdani

This webinar presents the four phase community advocacy model, how it has been used in local communities, and presents evidence for its effectiveness. The presenter focuses specifically on how… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

The ROSES Program: Applying Evidence-Based Models of Advocacy Intervention with Girls

Published: June, 2016| Shabnam Javdani, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

All youth who commit violent offenses are at increased risk to end up in the criminal justice system as adults but girls who commit acts of violence are three times more likely than boys.i  Long term… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Violence Among Active Duty Women and Wives of Active Duty Men, 2010

Published: March, 2013| Michele C. Black, Melissa T. Merrick

This Technical Report, from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, provides the findings of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, a collaboration of the Department… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Sexual Violence in the Military: A Guide for Civilian Advocates

Published: January, 2013| National Sexual Violence Resource Center

This guide provides advocates working in community-based sexual assault programs with an understanding of sexual violence in the military and offers resources to support their collaborative efforts… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Way Off Base: An Argument Against Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Veterans Treatment Courts

Published: September, 2012| Pamela Kravetz

This journal article, published by the Veterans Law Review, argues that there are serious safety and ethical concerns when intimate partner violence cases are heard in a veterans court model.… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Critical Issues for Culturally Competent Services

Published: February, 2012| Sheetal Rana, Leni Marin

Immigrant women as a social category are a diverse group. In the U.S., there are approximately 18 million women and girls who have emigrated from many countries around the world, under a myriad of… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Guides

Published: February, 2012| The Alliance of Military and Veteran Family Behavioral Health Providers

These guides introduce Department of Defense (DoD) and military service policies as well as links and contact information for military, national, and community-based resources for assisting victims… View this resource

Website

National Directory of Programs With Experience Serving Immigrant Victims

Published: January, 2012| The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project

A directory of service providers with experience working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, U-visa crimes and human trafficking, by state. This directory is also useful to… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Documentation of Screening for Perpetration of IPV in Male Veterans with PTSD

Published: December, 2011| April Gerlock

This is an audio interview and discussion with April Gerlock on screening and documentation of veterans with PTSD and her November 2011 article, "Documentation of Screening for Perpetration of… View this resource

Research & Statistics

LGTBQH Intimate Partner Violence

Published: December, 2011| National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

For the past 14 years, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has produced this report to document intimate partner violence (IPV) within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Documentation of Screening for Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence in Male Veterans with PTSD (Abstract)

Published: November, 2011| April Gerlock, Jackie L. Grimesey, Alisa K. Pisciotta

This article, published in the American Journal of Nursing, reports on a two-phase study of male veterans. In phase one, the primary objective was to determine how many veterans' records showed… View this resource

News Article

Pentagon Channel: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Program

Published: October, 2011| Glenna Tinney, Kenya Fairley, Brian Namey

This video on the Pentagon Channel shows speakers discussing the issue of domestic violence in the military during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. View this resource