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Accounting for Abuse in Orders for Protection

Published: November, 2018| NCPOFFC

This protection order guide is designed to help survivors, advocates, attorneys, and judges consider the range of behaviors the respondent has engaged in – from physical, sexual, emotional, economic… View this resource

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Intimate Partner Violence Screening Guide

Published: March, 2018| Gabrielle Davis

This initial domestic abuse screening guide is designed to help you identify domestic abuse and coercive controlling behaviors in family law cases. It is a simple screen that attempts to detect… View this resource

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Screening, Assessment, and Intervention Model for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Co-Occurring Combat-Related Conditions

Published: January, 2018| Glenna Tinney, MSW, ACSW, DCSW, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.); April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

This guide presents a model for understanding and responding to military and veteran-related intimate partner violence (IPV). It examines IPV’s relationship to co-occurring conditions common among… View this resource

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Intimate Partner Violence: Insights into Military Personnel and Veterans

Published: October, 2015| Michael Paymar

This unique training tool features an in-depth interview with Hector Matascastillo, an Army Ranger and combat veteran who was arrested after abusing his wife. In the aftermath of his arrest… View this resource

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Military-Related Victim Information Handout

Published: October, 2015| BWJP

This resource provides answers to common questions asked by military-related victims, provides detailed information to military-related victims on combat-related and co-occurring conditions, and lists… View this resource

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Accounting for Risk and Danger Practice Checklists: Coordinating Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases

Published: September, 2015| Connie Sponsler-Garcia

Ideally, identifying and documenting risk factors for serious or lethal intimate partner violence (IPV) should be incorporated into each step of the criminal justice intervention.While communities are… View this resource

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Victim Advocate Guide: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Combat Experience

Published: September, 2015| BWJP

Most people returning from war zones will have stress reactions and will need to readjust to being home. This guide provides information that will help advocates understand these stress reactions and… View this resource

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Military-Related Victim Resource Card

Published: September, 2015| BWJP

This tool answers common questions asked by military-related victims and lists online and telephonic resources specific to military personnel, veterans, and their family members. View this resource

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Increasing Your Safety: Full Faith and Credit for Protection Orders

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This guide for survivors provides information on enforcing protection orders across jurisdictional lines pursuant to the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C.… View this resource

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STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence

Published: May, 2016| CDC

The CDC released STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence to help states and communities prioritize efforts to prevent sexual violence. A technical package is a collection of strategies… View this resource

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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

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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

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Sexual Violence in the Military: A Guide for Civilian Advocates

Published: January, 2013| National Sexual Violence Resource Center

This guide provides advocates working in community-based sexual assault programs with an understanding of sexual violence in the military and offers resources to support their collaborative efforts… View this resource

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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Guides

Published: February, 2012| The Alliance of Military and Veteran Family Behavioral Health Providers

These guides introduce Department of Defense (DoD) and military service policies as well as links and contact information for military, national, and community-based resources for assisting victims… View this resource

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice

Published: January, 2010| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

This publication is known as the CPO Guide. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women developed the CPO… View this resource