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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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Firearm Checklist for Advocates

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist provides information for advocates facilitating a discussion with survivors about firearms. It also provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting the… View this resource

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Firearm Checklist for Judges

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for judges provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting purchase or possession of firearms by those subject to a protection order (18 USC 922 (g)(8))… View this resource

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Firearm Checklist for Law Enforcement

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for law enforcement provides information on two classes of persons prohibited under the domestic violence related provisions of the federal Gun Control Act. Those subject to a… View this resource

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Firearm Checklist for Prosecutors

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for prosecutors provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act prohibiting those subject to a protection order (18 USC 922 (g)(8)) or those convicted of a misdemeanor crime of… View this resource

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Practice Guides for Family Court Decision-Making in Domestic Abuse-Related Child Custody Matters

Published: June, 2014| Loretta Frederick, Gabrielle Davis

These practice guides are designed to improve decision-making by family court professionals involved in domestic abuse-related child custody matters. They provide guidance on how to identify… View this resource

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Representing Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Connected with the Military – A Handbook for Civil Attorneys

Published: June, 2014| Ellen Schell

This handbook provides legal and military policy information needed by civil attorneys representing survivors and victims of intimate partner violence who are connected with the military. View this resource

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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

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Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys and Advocates

Published: January, 2009| Jean Bruggeman, Elizabeth Keyes

This publication was developed pursuant to a generous grant from the ABA Enterprise Fund, as part of a collaborative effort by several ABA entities aiming to provide attorneys with leadership and… View this resource

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An Approach to Legal Advocacy for Individual Battered Women

Published: June, 1997| Jill Davies

This chapter was developed for non-lawyer advocates working with individual battered women. Effective legal advocacy requires a thorough understanding of the law, the courts, and domestic violence. View this resource

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Violence Against Women: A Curriculum for Empowerment, Facilitator's Manual

Published: January, 1985| Susan Schechter, Sharon Szymanski, Michele Cahill

A manual for facilitators of battered women's groups. The curriculum and workshops were the attempt of the authors to "institutionalize consciousness raising within shelters" and it "offers tools to… View this resource