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Webinar Recording

Arresting Victims: The Unintended Consequences of Pro Arrest Policies for Women and Girls

Published: June, 2016| Shabnam Javdani

Many people believe that increasing arrests of women and girls reflect a reality that women and girls have become more violent.  Research does not support this belief. This webinar will describe… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Have Laws Against Domestic Violence Increased the Criminalization of Girls?

Published: May, 2016| Francine Sherman

Every day in the U.S., abused and traumatized girls enter and are pushed through the justice system. Despite decades of attention, the proportion of girls in the juvenile justice system has increased… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Sexually Explicit Media and Communication: Selected Research Findings and Practice Implications

Published: May, 2016| Jeff R. Temple, PhD , Emily F. Rothman, ScD

Dr. Temple will discuss sexting (a combination of the words sex and texting), the practice of electronically sending sexually explicit images or messages from one person to another.  Sexting has… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Integrated DV Courts, Dedicated DV Courts: Vision, Reality, Research

Published: April, 2016| Hon. Matthew D’Emic , Hon. Michael Denton , Hon. Daniel Angiolillo (Ret.), Amanda Cissner, M.A.

This webinar reports on the findings of research conducted by the Center for Court Innovation on Integrated and Dedicated DV Courts across the country. The presenters describe the vision, model… View this resource

Policy Analysis

On Topic: Abusive International Marriages, Sex Tourism, and Trafficking

Published: March, 2016| Building Our Future

As public discourse around sex trafficking has increased substantially over the past several years, a concern has emerged that the label of “sex trafficking” is being applied too casually and often… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

SHARP Narratives Convey the Big Picture of Victims' Experience of Stalking

Published: March, 2016| TK Logan, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Stalking can be defined as an “intentional course of conduct that induces fear or concern for safety.” According to a recent study… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Measuring Intimate Partner Violence, Partner Sexual Abuse, and Stalking: Considerations and Critiques

Published: March, 2016| Sherry Hamby, TK Logan, Teri Faragher

This webinar explores the ways in which the measurement of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has systematically mis-represented gender patterns. More particularly, the presenters discuss how assessing… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Talking with Survivors about Privacy, Releases and Choices

Published: February, 2016| Alicia Aiken, J.D.

“Sign at the x, then we’ll get working” is the most common approach to discussing forms in modern America. This webinar takes a step back to examine the interaction between worker and survivor, the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Negotiating Successfully with Allies Around Confidentiality

Published: February, 2016| Alicia Aikens

Despite our best intentions, relationships between professionals can sometimes be a barrier to effective collaborations, and confidentiality is often the scapegoat for relationship breakdowns. Using… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Male Peer Support for Violence Against Women

Published: January, 2016| Martin D. Schwartz, Ph.D., Walter S. DeKeseredy, Ph.D., Casey Gwinn, J.D.

Drs. Schwartz and DeKeseredy review their theory on male peer support for violence against women and discuss their research on this topic over the course of the last 25 years. Casey Gwinn presents on… 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