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.
Tools & Guides

Advocacy in a Coordinated Community Response: Overview and Highlights of Three Programs

Published: September, 1997| Rose Thelen

This article gives an overview of advocacy - namely individual advocacy and systems advocacy - and describes them as an integral part of a community response to domestic violence. It also stresses the… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Advocate's Guide

Published: May, 1997| BWJP

This guide for advocates and volunteers focuses on the needs of newly-arrived battered immigrant women whose immigration status is unsettled. It explores: how to more effectively respond to battered… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Law Enforcement Guide

Published: May, 1997| BWJP

This guide provides a brief overview of the issues law enforcement should consider when working with immigrant communities, and in particular immigrant victims of crime by: exploring various… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Prosecutor's Guide

Published: May, 1997|

This guide is intended to give a brief overview of the issues prosecutors should consider when handling cases involving immigrant victims by: exploring relevant immigration laws and terms; examining… View this resource

Tools & Guides

When the Batterer is a Law Enforcement Officer: A Guide for Advocates

Published: February, 1994| Diane Wetendorf, Jane Sadusky

This is a comprehensive resource for any advocate working with a survivor of a batterer who is in law enforcement, including information on particular safety considerations and advocacy strategies. 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

Policy Analysis

Veterans Treatment Courts Developing Throughout the Nation

Published: January, 2009| Judge Robert Russell

In this article Judge Robert Russell, the founder of the first Veterans Treatment Court, explores the need for Veterans Treatment Courts, how the Buffalo VTC operates, and the social and economic… View this resource

Amicus Brief

Office on Violence Against Women Statement on Giles v. California

Published: July, 2008| Cindy Dyer

In the case of Giles v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing applied only when a defendant caused a victim’s absence from trial and did so with the… View this resource

Research & Statistics Policy Analysis

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and the Causal Link to Crime: A Looming National Tragedy

Published: May, 2008| David L. Daniel

This paper examines if there is a correlation between PTSD and criminal behavior in soldiers that have been incarcerated after returning from the Global War on Terror and to determine the obligations… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

At A Crossroads: Developing Duluth's Prosecution Response to Battered Women Who Fight Back

Published: January, 2007| Mary Asmus

This monograph tells the story of how city prosecutors, battered women's advocates, and other practitioners in Duluth's criminal justice system came together to address the unique issues presented by… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Vermont’s Model Protocol: Law Enforcement Response to Children at the Scene of a Domestic Violence Incident

Published: June, 2004| Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, Vermont Department for Children and Families, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

The intent of this protocol is to assist law enforcement officers in their response to children at the scene of domestic violence incidents. The goals of an effective response include assessing… View this resource

Tools & Guides

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