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Webinar Recording

Housing Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Rental Housing

Published: January, 2015| Renee Williams, Catherine Bishop

Last year, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 into law. The law continues many of the housing protections that had been provided by VAWA 2005 and further… View this resource

Webinar Recording

A Best Practice Assessment of Your Civil Protection Order System

Published: January, 2015| NCPOFFC, Sarah Henry

This webinar provides a detailed description of Engaging in a Best Practice Assessment of the Civil Protection Order System. Considerations for jurisdictions interested in conducting assessments as… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Strangulation and Domestic Violence

Published: December, 2014| William Spafford Smock, MD, Kelsey McKay, JD, Judge Michael Denton

Faculty discuss the findings of medical research from Louisville, KY on strangulation in the context of domestic violence. Faculty consider “best practices” in DV strangulation cases for law… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP)

Published: December, 2014| TK Logan, Teri Faragher

This presentation introduces the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP) and will describe the assumptions and conceptual framework. The overall goal of SHARP is to provide a… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Has There Been a Sharp Decline in Nonfatal Domestic Violence Special Report of the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Published: December, 2014| Dr. Jennifer Truman, Dr. Rachel Morgan, Dr. Michael Planty, Dr. Michele Lynberg Black, Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy, Dr. Sherry Hamby

Faculty discusses the findings of BJS statisticians contained in the Special Report, below, which examines both the NCVS 10-year aggregate IPV data from 2003 to 2012 and the apparent 67% decline in… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

El Paso, Texas: A Coordinated Effort to Remove Firearms from Domestic Abusers

Published: December, 2014| NCPOFFC

This promising practice explores El Paso's court system's adoption of protocols to aid in the removal of firearms from dangerous abusers. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Accessible Trauma Resolution – A Model with Evidence to Match

Published: November, 2014| Teresa Descilo, MSW, MCT

In most communities, effective trauma therapy is not accessible to many people as the mental health field is only now grasping the importance of resolving trauma. Trauma-specific services are still… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Forms Inform Courts on Firearms

Published: November, 2014| NCPOFFC

This promising practice focuses on Pueblo, Colorado Courts' adoption of forms to enhance victim safety and offender accountability by providing judges with more information. This article focuses on… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Intimidation and Forfeiture by Wrongdoing

Published: October, 2014| Teresa M. Garvey, JD

Intimidation and manipulation are integral parts of every abuser’s arsenal of power and control. Intimidation may have prevented a victim from calling the police in the past, and once criminal charges… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Life After Crawford and Its Progeny

Published: October, 2014| Chris Mallios

This presentation examines the history and development of evidence-based prosecution of domestic violence cases, and identifies how Crawford v. Washington and its progeny have impacted the prosecution… 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

Tools & Guides

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

Tools & Guides

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