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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

Promising Practices & Policies

Increasing Survivor Safety and Offender Accountability Through Court Watch Programs

Published: July, 2014| NCPOFFC, Monica N. Player

This promising practice article provides information on how Court Watch Programs are used to pinpoint systemic problems and gaps in the protection order system. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

A Roadmap to Risk Assessment: Maine’s Use of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment Tool

Published: June, 2014| Julie Colpitts, Faye Luppi, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

In the first phase, MCEDV engaged stakeholders to identify high-risk behaviors and gaps in the coordinated community response. There was consensus that Maine had difficulty identifying high-risk… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Effectively Working with Victims of Domestic Violence in Community Corrections

Published: June, 2014| Jen Wright, Michele Roenitz-Sigfrids

In this webinar two experienced officers discuss practices and policies that enhance safety for victims, and are productive for corrections. They discuss case examples on the importance of setting… View this resource

Webinar Recording

A Roadmap to Risk Assessment: ODARA and Maine’s CCR

Published: May, 2014| Faye Luppi, Julia Colpitts

Presenters describe the year-long process leading to the recommendation that Maine risk assessment practice be updated to include the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) tool. ODARA… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Impact of Differential Sentencing of Batterers

Published: May, 2014| Andrew Klein, Ph.D., Judge Michael Denton, James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

The faculty discuss research from a statewide study in Rhode Island on the impact of differential sentencing of batterers on recidivism. The investigation examined the severity of sentencing of DV… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Strategies to Prosecute Interstate Domestic Violence Cases

Published: April, 2014| NCPOFFC, Margaret Grohban

This webinar contains information on intimate partner homicide, domestic violence and abuse trends, VAWA and its amendments, the definition of interstate domestic violence and common types of abuse… 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