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Webinar Recording

When the Victim is Arrested: Seeking a Just Response

Published: September, 2016| Quetita Cavero, Mary Ingham, Cindene Pezzell, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In this webinar the presenters discuss victims of ongoing coercive control who have been arrested as a direct or indirect result of their experiences of being abused. This discussion explores many of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Responding to Youth Violence Through Community Advocacy

Published: July, 2016| Shabnam Javdani

This webinar presents the four phase community advocacy model, how it has been used in local communities, and presents evidence for its effectiveness. The presenter focuses specifically on how… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

The ROSES Program: Applying Evidence-Based Models of Advocacy Intervention with Girls

Published: June, 2016| Shabnam Javdani, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

All youth who commit violent offenses are at increased risk to end up in the criminal justice system as adults but girls who commit acts of violence are three times more likely than boys.i  Long term… View this resource

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

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

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

Policy Analysis

Police Body Cameras in Domestic and Sexual Assault Investigations: Considerations and Unanswered Questions

Published: December, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This paper identifies and addresses the various issues – those known and unresolved – that may arise when law enforcement equipped with body cameras respond to victims of domestic violence and sexual… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Unauthorized Practice of Law Matrix

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix provides a statutory compilation on unauthorized practice of law. Laws covered include practice of law by non-lawyers. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Federal Domestic Violence and Stalking Crimes Case Law

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix is a compilation of case law involving 18 U.S.C. § 2261(a)(1) , 18 U.S.C. § 2261(a)(2) , 18 U.S.C. § 2261A(1) , 18 U.S.C. § 2261A(2) ,18 U.S.C. §2262(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2262(a)(2)… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Saving Women's Lives: Ending Firearms Violence Against Intimate Partners

Published: June, 2014| Americans For Responsible Solutions

Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired combat veteran and NASA astronaut… View this resource

Research & Statistics

DoD Family Advocacy Program Fiscal Year 2013 Data

Published: May, 2014| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) document covers Fiscal Year 2013 and includes data tables, briefing slides, and summary of key findings and demonstrates how the DoD FAP… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Women Veterans and Intimate Partner Violence: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Published: April, 2014| Megan R. Gerber, Katherine M. Iverson, Melissa E. Dichter

This article, published by the Journal of Women's Health, discusses women veterans unique risk factors for experiencing IPV, health sequelae and healthcare utilization, and clinical and policy… View this resource

Website

Abuse of Power

Published: January, 2014| Diane Wetendorf, Inc.

Provides resources for victims of law enforcement-involved domestic violence and their advocates. View this resource

Website

Army Family Programs and Services

Published: January, 2014| United States Army

This Army One Source webpage contains information on the Army Family Programs and Services. View this resource

Website

Navy Family Advocacy Program

Published: January, 2014| Unites States Navy

This is the website for the Navy's Family Advocacy Program within Commander, National Installations Command website. View this resource

Website

Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities/Resource Directory for Service Providers

Published: January, 2014| National Center for Victims of Crime

This Resource Directory is designed to help community advocates working in the fields of crime victim assistance, disability services, law enforcement, and allied professions improve their response to… View this resource

Website

The Military’s Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence

Published: January, 2014| National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV)

The Military webpage of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV) provides information and resources on the military's response to domestic and sexual violence. The organization's… View this resource

Research & Statistics

DoD Family Advocacy Program Fiscal Year 2012 Data

Published: June, 2013| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) document covers Fiscal Year 2012 and includes data tables, briefing slides, and summary of key findings and demonstrates how the DoD FAP… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense (DoD) and Service Sexual Assault Policy Documents

Published: April, 2013| Department of Defense

This webpage contains the Department of Defense (DoD) and services' directives and policies on sexual assault. View this resource