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Webinar Recording

Decreasing the Number of Incorrectly “Unfounded” Sexual Assault Reports

Published: April, 2012| Christine Herrman

Law enforcement is responsible for clearing cases using definitions provided by the FBI. Case unfounding is a clearance method that includes, but is not limited to, cases that are determined to be… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Still Feeling Invisible Practical Steps for Your CCR to respond to LGBTQ Needs

Published: January, 2012| Aaron Eckhardt

Most coordinated community responses (CCRs) have only informal arrangements to respond to violence with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Often ‘heterosexually… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Working with, and Enhancing the Safety of Those Victimized by Violence, Through Victim-Centered Interviewing

Published: January, 2012| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

In an attempt to enhance the safety of those victimized by offenders, probation officers are increasingly interacting with those victimized. This session addresses signs of secondary trauma that could… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Parental Kidnapping Statutes: Highlight

Published: September, 2011| BWJP, National Clearinghouse for Defense of Battered Women

This chart is designed as a reference guide to each state's parental kidnapping statute or statutes, with particular emphasis on whether these statutes contain language potentially relevant to… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Stalking and Protection Orders

Published: June, 2011| NCPOFFC, Michelle Garcia

This webinar provides information on stalking dynamics and highlights examples of prosecution of stalking protection order violations and making the correlating case for prosecuting a stalking crime. View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Blueprint for Safety: Evolution of the Prosecution Response

Published: May, 2011| Jeff Greipp, Teresa Skarda, Mike Seasly, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

Using the City of St. Paul’s implementation of the Blueprint for Safety, this webinar discusses the application of the Blueprint’s principles to prosecution response in domestic violence cases and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Putting Context in Criminal No Contact Orders: A New Response for Prosecutors

Published: May, 2011| Jeff Greipp, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

Many practitioners view criminal no contact orders as an effective and essential tool in keeping victims safer while a prosecution is pending. Victims, however, usually seek to have these orders… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Prosecutor's Guide to Full Faith and Credit for Protection Orders: Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Published: March, 2011| NCPOFFC

This guide for prosecutors provides information on enforcement of protection orders pursuant to the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2265, interstate… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence: A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Enforcing Protection Orders Nationwide

Published: March, 2011| NCPOFFC

This guide for law enforcement provides guidance on the inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders pursuant to the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

The Blueprint for Safety

Published: February, 2011| Denise Eng, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Two versions of the Blueprint have been written, one specifically for the City of Saint Paul, funded by a grant awarded by the Minnesota Legislature in 2007 and a generic version… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women

Published: January, 2010| United Nations

This Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women, prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Division for the Advancement of Women (DESA/DAW), is intended to assist States and… View this resource

Research & Statistics

A National Portrait of Domestic Violence Courts

Published: December, 2009| Melissa Labriola, Sarah Bradley, Chris S. O’Sullivan, Michael Rempel, Samantha Moore

With funding from the National Institute of Justice, this study explores how criminal domestic violence courts have evolved, their rationale, and how their operations vary across the U.S. This study… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Making Arrests in Domestic Violence Cases: What Police Should Know

Published: January, 2009| David Hirschel

Based on data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System and a multistate survey of incident records kept by police, this study examined police arrest practices in domestic violence cases, with… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Judges

Published: January, 2009| Andrew R. Klein

The purpose of this work is to describe to practitioners what the research tells us about domestic violence, including its perpetrators and victims, the impact of current responses to it and domestic… 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

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