Funded as a Special Interest Resource Center: Civil & Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence by the Family and Youth Services Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, with additional funding provided by the Office on Violence Against WomenDepartment of Justice.
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Webinar Recording

Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors and Courts Aren’t Doing to Protect America’s Women: A Discussion with the Authors

Published: May, 2017| Andrew Klein and Jessica Klein

This webinar will discuss how court systems across the country, instead of protecting victims of abuse, are actually abetting batterers. The authors will discuss the evolution of criminal justice… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Tort Suits & Financial Compensation for Domestic Violence Survivors: A Webinar for Attorneys

Published: May, 2017| Amira Samuel

Often when the police are called for domestic violence, men who batter are arrested, convicted, and then likely sent to a batterers intervention program.  What community support, programming… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Tort Suits & Financial Compensation for Domestic Violence Survivors: A Webinar for Advocates

Published: May, 2017| Sonya Passi and Amira Samuel

Survivors of domestic violence are eligible to pursue tort claims against their abusers, which could result in life-changing compensatory and punitive awards. However, survivors often have very little… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Working with Men Who Batter as Fathers

Published: April, 2017| Melissa Scaia

Most traditional parenting curricula 
seek to get the parent to “do something different.” Many traditional parenting curricula are inadequate to address the beliefs held by men who batter and abuse.… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Facilitating Groups with Men Who Batter

Published: March, 2017| Melissa Scaia

Often when the police are called to respond to domestic violence, men who batter are arrested, convicted, and then likely sent to a batterers intervention program. What community support, programming… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Identifying and Ending Gender Bias in Our Agencies

Published: March, 2017| Anton Tripolskii

This webinar introduces the audience to the latest guidance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) with respect to identifying and responding to gender bias in law enforcement, as well as rape crisis… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Organizing and Developing a Batterers Intervention Program

Published: February, 2017| Melissa Scaia, MPA

Batterers Intervention Programs (BIPs) are most effective when they are organized and developed as part of a Coordinated Community Response (CCR).  In this webinar, presenter Melissa Scaia, will… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Nonconsensual Pornography: Circulating Sexual Violence Online

Published: January, 2017| Amber Morczek

In this webinar, the presenter defines nonconsensual pornography (often referred to as 'revenge porn'), how it impacts victims, what is being done to address it, and how it relates to rape… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Ending Gender Bias in the Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2017| Denise Gamache, Rhonda Martinson

Under a cooperative agreement with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) was asked to organize a roundtable to continue the national discussion on how… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Creating Relationships Between Domestic Violence Service Providers and Animal Control/Humane Law Enforcement

Published: January, 2017| Maya Gupta, Ph.D.

Animal control agencies are tasked with enforcing local animal ordinances and, in many areas, state animal protection laws. Animal control officers may encounter victims of domestic violence in many… View this resource

Tools & Guides

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

Website

Safety & Privacy in a Digital World

Published: January, 2011| VAWnet

This Special Collection provides information and resources to support the safety and privacy of those who may or do experience technology-assisted abuse. It reviews the ways in which technology can be… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Violence Against Women in the United States and the State’s Obligation to Protect

Published: January, 2011| University of Virginia School of Law

Despite legal and policy measures designed to protect victims, domestic violence remains a pervasive rights violation in the United States. Legal and policy developments in the criminal justice system… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Final Technical Report to the National Institute of Justice on “A Multi-Site Assessment of Five Court-Focused Elder Abuse Initiatives”

Published: June, 2010| Lori A. Stiegel, J.D., American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

This project assessed the five court-focused elder abuse initiatives in existence when their study began to examine how they handle elder abuse cases and determine whether they improve the criminal… View this resource

Research & Statistics

A National Portrait of Domestic Violence Courts

Published: December, 2009| Melissa Labriola, Sarah Bradley, Chris S. O’Sullivan, Michael Rempel, Samantha Moore

With funding from the National Institute of Justice, this study explores how criminal domestic violence courts have evolved, their rationale, and how their operations vary across the U.S. This study… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us

Published: June, 2009| Jackie Campbell, David Adams, Richard Gelles

In this video experts discuss cases of domestic violence that escalate to homicide followed by suicide. Although the economy and unemployment are risk factors, prior domestic violence is by far the… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Making Arrests in Domestic Violence Cases: What Police Should Know

Published: January, 2009| David Hirschel

Based on data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System and a multistate survey of incident records kept by police, this study examined police arrest practices in domestic violence cases, with… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Judges

Published: January, 2009| Andrew R. Klein

The purpose of this work is to describe to practitioners what the research tells us about domestic violence, including its perpetrators and victims, the impact of current responses to it and domestic… View this resource

Tools & Guides

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

Community Safety Assessment Report

Safety & Accountability Audit of the Response to Native Women Who Report Sexual Assault in Duluth, Minnesota

Published: January, 2009| Mending the Sacred Hoop & Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault

Executive Summary of a Safety Audit from 2006-2008 View this resource