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Promising Practices & Policies

Misdemeanor Investigation Pilot Project Reflects Successful Collaboration

Published: February, 2010| Kris Arneson, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

A comparison chart (below) of the case resolution data for the comparison year and data obtained through the end of the 2nd Quarter of the Pilot show a 23% increase in the overall conviction rate for… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Model Policy for Judges on Imposing, Modifying and Lifting Criminal No Contact Orders

Published: February, 2010| Jennifer Long, Christopher Mallios, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This paper sets forth a victim-centered analysis for judges to use when facing difficult decisions regarding the entering or modifying of no contact orders in criminal domestic violence cases. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Model Policy for Prosecutors on Imposing, Modifying and Lifting Criminal No Contact Orders

Published: February, 2010| Jennifer Long, Christopher Mallios, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This paper sets forth a victim-centered analysis for prosecutors to use when facing difficult decisions regarding the entering or modifying of no contact orders in criminal domestic violence cases. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Maryland’s Lethality Assessment Program: From Research into Practice

Published: December, 2009| Dave Sargent, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The murder of battered women is inherently difficult to predict, since homicide is thankfully rare. Fewer than 1% of battered women are killed. Jackie Campbell’s research examined characteristics both of women who were killed, and also women who would have died but for extreme good fortune or immediate medical care which saved their lives. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Bench Guide

Published: August, 2009| Loretta Frederick, Drafted by the Minnesota Gender Fairness Implementation Committee

This is a research-based risk assessment bench guide designed by the Minnesota Gender Fairness in the Courts Implementation Committee for use by judges, although it has not been formally implemented… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Kentucky VINE Services Puts Public Safety First

Published: July, 2009| Jenifer Gamble, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Kentucky VINE Historical Perspective On the evening of December 6, 1993, Mary Byron sat in her car in the parking lot of a Louisville Mall. It was her 21st birthday and Mary was leaving her job at the… View this resource

Amicus Brief

Giles v. California Amicus Curiae

Published: March, 2008| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Kristine Lizdas

In this criminal case, Defendant had killed his girlfriend but claimed it was self-defense and, in his trial, sought to exclude statement the girlfriend had made to law enforcement who responded to an… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Pretrial Release Conditions in Domestic Violence Cases: Issues and Context

Published: May, 2006| Jane Sadusky

This paper examines the question of pretrial release, conditions in domestic violence cases, focusing on balance between constitutional rights of the accused and protection of victims of crime… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Domestic Violence and Probation

Published: December, 2005| Fernando Mederos

This article offers specialized management techniques that probation officers can use to monitor batterers and intervene in domestic violence cases more effectively. The author offers suggestions on… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Enhanced Penalties for Domestic Violence: State Statute Chart

Published: March, 2005| Eve Zamora

The following is an alphabetical listing of all states that have enacted statutes enhancing penalties for domestic violence crimes. The term "enhanced penalties" as used in this document encompasses… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Passport to Safety: A Judge's Bench Card

Published: May, 2011| NCJFCJ, NCPOFFC

This tool provides key information on full faith and credit and firearms to judges. Included are benchcards for both issuing and enforcing courts dealing with domestic violence protection orders. 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

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

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