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Webinar Recording

Holistic Safety Planning Using An Alternative Risk Assessment Framework

Published: May, 2014| Sherry Hamby, PhD

Safety planning for domestic violence has changed little in decades and still relies heavily on one-size-fits-all checklists. This workshop describes an alternative risk assessment framework, Multiple… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Immigration 101: Immigration Remedies in Removal Proceeding and Your Role as an Advocate

Published: April, 2014| Sonia Parras Konrad, Cecelia Friedman Levin

In this webinar, our experts, Sonia Parras Konrad and Cecelia Friedman Levin, introduce participants to basic concepts in immigration law, common immigration legal terms, an overview of the government… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Fatality Reviews: Process and Outcomes

Published: April, 2014| Heather Storer, Kelly Starr, Taryn Lindhorst, Jenny Aszman

The faculty discuss research on Domestic Violence Fatality Review (DVFR) team initiatives. DVFR teams are a means of identifying systemic gaps in the response to domestic violence and in clarifying… 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

Promising Practices & Policies

Recognizing Freedom from Domestic Violence as a Human Right

Published: April, 2014| Rose Dominguez, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

In the classroom, students critically engage with human rights law and contemporary social problems while honing their lawyering and advocacy skills. Outside the classroom, students gain hands-on… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Firearms in the Context of Severe and Fatal Domestic Violence

Published: March, 2014| Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH, Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, Eugenio Carral, J.D.

The faculty discuss research on firearms in the context of severe and fatal domestic violence. They address the risks posed by firearms of both homicide and suicide, health impacts of gun injuries, as… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI)

Published: March, 2014| Russell Strand

A new approach to interviewing sexual assault victims is gleaning more information about the crimes and leading to greater numbers of offender prosecutions. Because law enforcement investigations are… View this resource

Webinar Recording

BEST Party Model: Shaping Party Environments to Prevent Sexual Violence

Published: March, 2014| Ed Heisler

For many college students, parties and college are like books and classes. They just go together. Students come to college to earn a degree, but college parties are an integral part of the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Pornography and The Abuse of Women

Published: March, 2014| Walter S. DeKeseredy, Ph.D., Rus Ervin Funk, Angelita Velasco Gunn

The faculty discuss research on the significant contribution of pornography and “porn culture” to violence against women. They examine the impact of the pornography industry on the sexual… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Shifting the Paradigm for Investigating Trauma Victimization

Published: March, 2014| BWJP, Russell Strand, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

What is the FETI? The Forensic Experiential Interview Technique, an innovative new practice that helps to elicit high quality information from victims or witnesses of crime, is being pioneered by… 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