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Tools & Guides

Future Directions for BIPs: Examining the Power of Male Peer Support and Building Alternative Support Communities

Published: November, 2009| Barbara Hart, Esq.

This article explores the concept of "male peer support – and the strength and direction of that support – is undeniably a factor in the decision-making of male batterers regarding the infliction of… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Kentucky VINE Services Puts Public Safety First

Published: July, 2009| Jenifer Gamble, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Kentucky VINE Historical Perspective On the evening of December 6, 1993, Mary Byron sat in her car in the parking lot of a Louisville Mall. It was her 21st birthday and Mary was leaving her job at the… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Countering Confusion About the Duluth Model

Published: June, 2008| Graham Barnes, Michael Paymar

In this paper, the authors examine and respond to research and criticism from three sources and clarify other myths and misinformation about the Duluth Model. Given the difficulty of changing… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Prosecution Diversion in Domestic Violence: Issues and Context

Published: July, 2003| Jane Sadusky

This paper examines the issues surrounding prosecution diversion and the context for reconsidering its role and related cautions in promoting victim safety and offender accountability. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Veterans in State and Federal Prison, 2004

Published: May, 2007| Margaret Noonan, Christopher Mumola, Bureau of Justice Statistics

This federal report provides data on veterans incarcerated in state and federal prisons surveyed in 2004 and compares that data to previous survey years starting in 1979. 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

Research & Statistics

Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Severity for Participants of a Domestic Violence Rehabilitation Program

Published: June, 2004| April Gerlock

This article, published in Military Medicine, describes participants of a domestic violence program, which was designed to help lessen attrition, and compared completers and non-completers of the… View this resource