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Tools & Guides

The Responsibilities of Protection Order Judges and Courts

Published: October, 2004| BWJP

Your protection order can be an important part of your safety plan. If wisely written and strictly enforced, a protection order may help keep you and your children safe. This brochure will describe… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Responsible Attorneys: Seeking Justice for Battered Women in Protection Order Cases

Published: October, 2004| BWJP

This guide contains information for victims on working with an attorney in a protection order case. The guide sets forth expectations that victims can have of their attorneys, as well as safety and… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Reducing Language Barriers To Combating Domestic Violence: The Requirements Of Title VI

Published: January, 2004| Carolyn Ham

In addition to the usual obstacles to leaving a violent relationship, battered immigrant women face a host of additional issues such as fears about being deported, loss of legal immigration status and… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Battered Women's Risks Chart

Published: December, 2002| Adapted from Jill Davies & Eleanor Lyon

This chart was adapted from "Safety Planning With Battered Women: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices" by Jill Davies and Eleanor Lyon, and describes the three types of risks that battered women face:… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Why Should Advocates for Battered Women Want Batterers To Be Provided with Adequate Legal Representation When They Are Arrested for Assaulting Their Partners

Published: August, 2002| Loretta Frederick

The existence of a competent defense bar in any community does not undermine the effort to use the law to stop domestic violence. A fair and well-functioning criminal legal system may create general… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Working Effectively with the Police: A Guide for Battered Women's Advocates

Published: August, 2001| Jane Sadusky

Battered women's advocates and police departments in several jurisdictions have been successful in developing a more effective police response to domestic assault cases. This article highlights… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Effective Advocacy on Behalf of Battered Women

Published: August, 2000| Loretta Frederick

This brief article describes the role of the advocate, defines the characteristics of a battering relationship, and lists key advocacy principles when working with victims of battering. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Intimate and Caregiver Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Published: July, 2000| Trish Erwin

At the intersection of disability and domestic violence is a population of women that has been rendered invisible by a lack of services in the battered women's movement and a lack of recognition of… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Crime Victim Compensation: Policy Paper Series

Published: February, 2000| Barbara Hart, Esq.

This paper examines the context and gives an overview of the Victims of Crime Act; also considers policy implications. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Advocacy and the Battered Women's Movement

Published: October, 1999| Stephanie Avalon

Any advocate working within the courts knows the justice system continues to pose significant challenges to battered women attempting to access the system. Those challenges, and the barriers that they… 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