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.
Webinar Recording

Arresting Victims: The Unintended Consequences of Pro Arrest Policies for Women and Girls

Published: June, 2016| Shabnam Javdani

Many people believe that increasing arrests of women and girls reflect a reality that women and girls have become more violent.  Research does not support this belief. This webinar will describe… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

SHARP Narratives Convey the Big Picture of Victims' Experience of Stalking

Published: March, 2016| TK Logan, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Stalking can be defined as an “intentional course of conduct that induces fear or concern for safety.” According to a recent study… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Talking with Survivors about Privacy, Releases and Choices

Published: February, 2016| Alicia Aiken, J.D.

“Sign at the x, then we’ll get working” is the most common approach to discussing forms in modern America. This webinar takes a step back to examine the interaction between worker and survivor, the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Negotiating Successfully with Allies Around Confidentiality

Published: February, 2016| Alicia Aikens

Despite our best intentions, relationships between professionals can sometimes be a barrier to effective collaborations, and confidentiality is often the scapegoat for relationship breakdowns. Using… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Police Body Cameras in Domestic and Sexual Assault Investigations: Considerations and Unanswered Questions

Published: December, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This paper identifies and addresses the various issues – those known and unresolved – that may arise when law enforcement equipped with body cameras respond to victims of domestic violence and sexual… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Federal Domestic Violence and Stalking Crimes Case Law

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix is a compilation of case law involving 18 U.S.C. § 2261(a)(1) , 18 U.S.C. § 2261(a)(2) , 18 U.S.C. § 2261A(1) , 18 U.S.C. § 2261A(2) ,18 U.S.C. §2262(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2262(a)(2)… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Supporting the Supporters: Informal Networks Have a Role in Preventing Domestic Violence

Published: November, 2015| Graham Barnes, Elena Esina

This webinar explores the value of informal networks in victims’ and perpetrator’s lives. How can we support those networks to effectively respond to the needs of the victim and perpetrator; and… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Juvenile Protection Order Matrix

Published: November, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains the statutes of states that allow juveniles to access protection orders. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Children Who Experience Intimate Partner Femicide: Their Responses and Needs

Published: November, 2015| Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, Dorothy J. Lennig, BS, JD

Since its creation in 2007, the Baltimore City Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team (DVFRT) has studied numerous cases of domestic violence-related fatalities and near fatalities in an effort to… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Best Practices and Help Seeking Obstacles: Advocacy and Law Enforcement

Published: October, 2015| Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

This webinar presents findings from a national study of domestic violence. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response (that which included at least 6 “best practices” for law… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Domestic Abuse Involving Department of Defense Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel

Published: September, 2011| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) directive on Domestic Abuse. View this resource

Research & Statistics

More Than Military Sexual Trauma: Interpersonal Violence, PTSD, and Mental Health in Women Veterans

Published: July, 2011| Ursula A. Kelly, Kelly Skelton, Meghna Patel

This journal article, published by Research in Nursing & Health, discusses a study that examined the relationships between lifetime trauma (physical, sexual, and psychological) and posttraumatic… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa Fact Sheet

Published: January, 2011| US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons… View this resource

Website

Safety & Privacy in a Digital World

Published: January, 2011| VAWnet

This Special Collection provides information and resources to support the safety and privacy of those who may or do experience technology-assisted abuse. It reviews the ways in which technology can be… View this resource

Tools & Guides

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

Research & Statistics

Characteristics of Domestic Violence Incidents Reported at the Scene by Volunteer Victim Advocates (Abstract)

Published: September, 2008| J.E. McCarroll, S. Castro, E.M. Nelson

This journal article, published in Military Medicine, provides data on victim advocate assisted domestic violence incidents at a single U.S. Army installation as reported by volunteer victim advocates… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Establishing and maintaining a volunteer victim advocate program to assist victims of domestic violence in the U.S. Army (Abstract)

Published: September, 2008| J.E. McCarroll, S. Castro, E.M. Nelson

This article, published in Military Medicine, contains the results of a descriptive evaluation of a volunteer victim advocacy (VA) program conducted to assist domestic violence victims on the scene of… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Victim Witness Assistance Program

Published: April, 2007| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) directive updates policies and responsibilities for providing assistance to victims and witnesses. It provides guidance for assisting victims and witnesses of crime… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Policy guidance for the Family Advocacy Program

Published: August, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) directive on the Family Advocacy Program (FAP). View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Victim Witness Assistance Procedures

Published: June, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) instruction that implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures to assist victims and witnesses of crimes. It provides guidance on… View this resource