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

Identifying, Documenting, and Charging Crimes of Intimidation

Published: June, 2015| Rhonda Martinson, Scott Miller

Unchecked witness intimidation can frighten witnesses and seriously hurt prosecution. To learn where and when intimidation arises, a local team in Duluth, MN observed 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Human Trafficking: The Miami-Dade Prosecution Model

Published: May, 2015| Carmen Duran, Brenda Mezick

Miami’s Trafficking Task Force focuses on providing protective care and services to victims. A two-pronged approach is necessary. The victim must first be rescued from the web of deceit and abuse into… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Sexual Harassment in Law Enforcement

Published: March, 2015| Randall H. Carroll

The webinar explored some recent incidents of sexual harassment by law enforcement employees and the consequences of those behaviors. Additionally, there was a discussion on the necessity of a clearly… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Strangulation and Domestic Violence

Published: December, 2014| William Spafford Smock, MD, Kelsey McKay, JD, Judge Michael Denton

Faculty discuss the findings of medical research from Louisville, KY on strangulation in the context of domestic violence. Faculty consider “best practices” in DV strangulation cases for law… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Intimidation and Forfeiture by Wrongdoing

Published: October, 2014| Teresa M. Garvey, JD

Intimidation and manipulation are integral parts of every abuser’s arsenal of power and control. Intimidation may have prevented a victim from calling the police in the past, and once criminal charges… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Life After Crawford and Its Progeny

Published: October, 2014| Chris Mallios

This presentation examines the history and development of evidence-based prosecution of domestic violence cases, and identifies how Crawford v. Washington and its progeny have impacted the prosecution… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Going Forward Without the Victim: Evidence-Based Prosecution of Domestic Violence

Published: October, 2014| John Wilkinson, JD

This presentation examines evidence-based prosecution techniques that will enable prosecutors to try domestic violence cases where the victim is an absent or reluctant witness. The presenter discusses… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Strangulation Statutes Matrix - 2014

Published: September, 2014| BWJP, Originally compiled by the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse in 2007

This chart is a compilation of the strangulation laws in the United States. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Changing Police Culture: Moving Beyond Mandatory Arrest to Understanding Domestic Violence

Published: September, 2014| Jon Sundermeier

The process of improving how police respond to domestic violence might often involve changing deeply engrained views and practices. This webinar discusses ways to approach changing police culture from… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Best Practices & Helpseeking Obstacles: Law Enforcement and Advocacy

Published: August, 2014| Dr. Sherry Hamby, John Guard, Margaret (Peg) Ruddy

The faculty discuss the findings of a national study of domestic violence witnessed by children. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response was most associated with arrest. Contact… View this resource

Research & Statistics

El Paso County, Colorado: Initial Analysis of 1,000 Veteran Arrests August-November 2010.

Published: July, 2011| Equal Justice Foundation

This report provides an analysis of veteran arrest data from the El Paso County (CO) jail from August to November 2010. View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Passport to Safety: A Judge's Bench Card

Published: May, 2011| NCJFCJ, NCPOFFC

This tool provides key information on full faith and credit and firearms to judges. Included are benchcards for both issuing and enforcing courts dealing with domestic violence protection orders. 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

Tools & Guides

Responding to Stalking: A Guide for Community Corrections Officers

Published: January, 2011| Stalking Resource Center

Community corrections officers who understand the nature and dynamics of stalking can enhance public safety and help save lives. This guide provides an overview of stalking and suggestions on how… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Veterans' Courts and Criminal Responsibility: A Problem Solving History & Approach to the Liminality of Combat Trauma

Published: November, 2010| Justin G. Holbrook

This legal research paper explores the history of combat-related trauma as a medical and psychological condition requiring specialized diagnosis, reviews combat-related trauma within the social… View this resource

News Article

Special Report: For U.S. Veterans, the War after the Wars

Published: November, 2010| Nick Carey

This news article examines multiple issues surrounding veterans returning home from years of war, to include intimate partner violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, the VA, and… View this resource

Research & Statistics Policy Analysis

Development of Veterans Treatment Courts: Local and Legislative Initiatives

Published: October, 2010| Sean Clark, James McGuire, Jessica Blues-Howell

This article published in the "Drug Court Review" examines how Veterans Treatment Courts have developed out of and been informed by existing treatment court theory and practice, and identifies the… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Criminal Justice Involvement of Armed Forces Veterans in Two Systems of Care

Published: August, 2010| John A. Pandiani, Walter R. Ochs, Andrew S. Pomerantz

Few studies have compared the outcomes of services provided to veterans by Veterans Health Administration (VHA) programs with the outcomes of services provided by other community-based programs. The… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Protection Orders and How They Apply Under Federal Prohibitor 922 (g)(8) to All Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Users: July 19, 2010 Letter from the FBI

Published: July, 2010| FBI

This letter from the FBI describes how the federal firearm prohibitor in 18 USC 922(g)(8) applies to protection orders. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Final Technical Report to the National Institute of Justice on “A Multi-Site Assessment of Five Court-Focused Elder Abuse Initiatives”

Published: June, 2010| Lori A. Stiegel, J.D., American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

This project assessed the five court-focused elder abuse initiatives in existence when their study began to examine how they handle elder abuse cases and determine whether they improve the criminal… View this resource