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

Offenders Who Flee the Scene - What Have We Learned?

Published: October, 2015| Denise Eng, Bree Adams-Bill, Tara Patet

In the early 2000’s Dr. Ellen Pence knew the most dangerous domestic violence cases were typically those where the offender left the scene and avoided arrest. Often there was a serious pattern of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative

Published: August, 2015| Marty Sumner, Chief of Police

The High Point Police Department in partnership with researchers, practitioners, prosecutors, and community has developed a focused deterrence initiative targeted at the chronic domestic violence… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Advocates

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist provides information for advocates facilitating a discussion with survivors about firearms. It also provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting the… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Judges

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for judges provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting purchase or possession of firearms by those subject to a protection order (18 USC 922 (g)(8))… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Law Enforcement

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for law enforcement provides information on two classes of persons prohibited under the domestic violence related provisions of the federal Gun Control Act. Those subject to a… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Prosecutors

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for prosecutors provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act prohibiting those subject to a protection order (18 USC 922 (g)(8)) or those convicted of a misdemeanor crime of… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Duluth Addresses Witness Intimidation

Published: July, 2015| Rhonda Martinson, Scott Miller, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Unchecked witness intimidation can deter domestic violence victims and witnesses from calling for help, accessing the justice system, and participating in court processes. To learn how and when… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Elonis v. U.S. Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In Elonis, the Court held that use of the negligence standard with respect to the communication of a threat, is not sufficient to support a conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 875(c). Download resource for… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

High Point, NC Focuses on Offenders to Deter Domestic Violence

Published: July, 2015| Marty A. Sumner, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The High Point strategy addresses the problem at earlier stages of offending before the violence escalates. The first three years of implementation resulted in re-offense rates of only 14% across 1… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Ohio v. Clark Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In Clark, the Court further refined the application of the “primary purpose” test in addressing whether statements fall under the purview of the Confrontation Clause. Download resource for full… View this resource

Website

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

Website

WATCH

Published: January, 2015| WATCH

A Minnesota Court Monitoring Program. WATCH's mission is to make the justice system more effective and responsive in handling cases of violence, particularly against women and children, and creating a… View this resource

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WomensLaw.org

Published: January, 2015| WomensLaw.org

Free access to legal information, including information on restraining orders, custody, divorce, immigration, and tribal law. Also, links to sheriffs' offices, and court forms and instructions on… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

A Community Process: Strategies to Improve the Response to Domestic Violence

Published: June, 2014| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, a trainer and lecturer on domestic violence, discusses probation group conferencing, motivational interview techniques, and the importance of community collaboration. View this resource

Website

NCSC's Veterans Courts Resource Guide

Published: June, 2014| National Center for State Courts

This website, hosted by the National Center for State Courts, contains links to online resources related to Veterans Treatment Courts. 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

Tools & Guides

Saving Women's Lives: Ending Firearms Violence Against Intimate Partners

Published: June, 2014| Americans For Responsible Solutions

Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired combat veteran and NASA astronaut… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Testing the Effects of New York's Domestic Violence Courts: A Statewide Impact Evaluation

Published: February, 2013| Amanda B. Cissner, Melissa Labriola, Michael Rempel

This study seeks to make a significant contribution to the knowledge of the field, focusing on whether and how domestic violence courts work. The study is a quasi-experimental evaluation of 24… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Responding to the Needs of Women Veterans Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Published: January, 2013| National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women

This paper highlights the unique experiences and needs of women veterans who become justice-involved and offers a gender and trauma-informed approach that criminal justice practitioners can use to… 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