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Addressing Language Access in Police Departments: Salem, MA, Police Department Models Compliance

Published: March, 2018| Michael LaRiviere

Salem, Massachusetts, with a population of approximately 43,132, has a police force of 90 officers and uses a community policing model. Like many jurisdictions across the country, the population of… View this resource

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Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation

Published: February, 2018| Joan S. Meier

What is really happening in the nation's family courts? This webinar discusses a national empirical study of custody courts' responses to domestic violence, child abuse, and parental alienation… View this resource

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The Science and Practice of Community-Informed Risk Assessment

Published: February, 2018| Neil S. Websdale, PhD and Greg Giangobbe, MA

This webinar explains the development of a community-informed risk assessment tool for use by law enforcement and advocates in cases of intimate partner violence. The Arizona Supreme Court recently… View this resource

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Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Violence Response

Published: January, 2018| Johnanna Ganz

This webinar is designed to introduce multi-disciplinary participants to the work of the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (http://mncasa.org/about-svji/) and explore the complexities of sexual… View this resource

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Honest Dialogue Needed: Responding to Gender-Based Discrimination on Campus

Published: January, 2018| Dr. Valyncia C. Raphael, JD and Anton Tripolskii, JD

The presenters are experienced in working with students, staff and the general public in preventing and responding to gender-based discrimination on campus. Professionals in the field—advocates, law… View this resource

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Introducing the Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales for DV Programs

Published: December, 2017| Lisa Goodman, PhD and Cris Sullivan, PhD

Over the past 15 years, domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) programs have worked tirelessly to bring a trauma-informed approach to their work. This, in turn, has generated a need for tools… View this resource

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Should She Stay or Should She Go: Helping Domestic Violence Survivors with Interstate Cases

Published: December, 2017| Deborah Goelman, Amie Lewis, and Sarah Whitesell

This webinar on basic interstate custody issues will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. It is designed for attorneys… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Current Research on Batterer Intervention Programs and Implications for Policy

Published: December, 2017| Kathleen J. Ferraro, PhD

Batterer intervention programs (BIPs) emerged in the United States in the late 1970s as one component of the social response to intimate partner violence (IPV). The goal of this paper is to review… View this resource

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Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women, a conversation with the authors

Published: October, 2017| Walter S. DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz

The authors will discuss their recent book analyzing why and how men abuse women during and after a separation or divorce. They define separation violence broadly, as sometimes the separation is… View this resource

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Efficacy of Interventions with Victims

Published: October, 2017| Paula McWhirter, PhD and Lauren B. Cattaneo, PhD

Studies that explore child and adult development link a wide range of interpersonal, social and physical health difficulties to cumulative and unaddressed trauma associated with domestic violence. In… View this resource

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Praxis International

Published: January, 2015| Praxis International

Praxis International, Inc. is a nonprofit research and training organization that works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and children. They work with local, statewide, and… View this resource

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Prostitution Research and Education

Published: January, 2015| Prostitution Research and Education

PRE focuses on providing knowledge and advocacy for good policy and the promotion of public awareness about the commercial sexual exploitation of women through prostitution, pornography and… View this resource

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TA2TA

Published: January, 2015| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Designed by and for the OVW TA provider community, as part of the TA2TA project, this website facilitates the collaboration and communication integral to the continued strength and sustainability of… View this resource

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The Confidentiality Institute

Published: January, 2015| The Confidentiality Institute

The Institute provides the only up-to-date, state-specific, sophisticated training, toolkits, and on-call technical assistance to help an agency handle its most significant confidentiality and privacy… View this resource

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Published: January, 2015| The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning… View this resource

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The Northwest Network

Published: January, 2015| The Northwest Network

The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy.… View this resource

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Tribal Justice and Safety

Published: January, 2015| The United States Department of Justice

In June 2009, the Justice Department announced the launch of a major new initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities. The effort was launched with… View this resource

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VAWnet.org

Published: January, 2015| National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

VAWnet's resource library is home to thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression. View this resource

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VictimLaw

Published: January, 2015| VictimLaw

A comprehensive on-line database of state, federal, and tribal victims' rights law and protections; the website offers free, user-friendly access to information that until now has been difficult to… View this resource

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WATCH

Published: January, 2015| WATCH

A Minnesota Court Monitoring Program. WATCH's mission is to make the justice system more effective and responsive in handling cases of violence, particularly against women and children, and creating a… View this resource