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.
Statute Guides & Matrices

Model Tribal Domestic Violence Full Faith and Credit Ordinance

Published: October, 2006| NCPOFFC

This model statute provides tribal communities with an example of a full faith and credit ordinance allowing for inter jurisdiction enforcement of protection orders. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Enforcing Domestic Violence Firearm Prohibitions: A Report on Promising Practices

Published: September, 2006| NCPOFFC

This report provides an overview of firearm laws and information on model programs and promising practices as they relate to the removal of firearms from abusers in the United States and tribal… 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

Community Safety Assessment Report

Jackson County, OR Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence Calls

Published: December, 2005| Jen Maile, Rhonda Martinson, J.D.

Audit work continued, next examining dispatch and law enforcement responses. The audit team analyzed 50 calls to two 911 centers, and a consultant and the audit coordinator analyzed 15-20 police… 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

Community Safety Assessment Report

Hennepin County, MN Safety and Accountability Audit of Probation Supervision in Domestic Violence Cases

Published: March, 2005| Carolyn Ham, Stephanie Avalon, Edited by Denise Gamache

Report of Hennepin County Probation Audit, findings and recommendations. The safety audit was directed toward two questions of interest: 1) Do probation officers have adequate information to enable… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Full Faith and Credit of Protection Orders

Published: January, 2005| NCPOFFC

These forms provide a model memorandum of understanding between tribal and county governments concerning the inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders. The model MOU addresses service of… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Community Policing and Domestic Violence: Five Promising Practices

Published: October, 2004| Jane Sadusky

In 1999, the Battered Women's Justice Project began working with four communities to examine how domestic violence intervention could move beyond the limits of the criminal justice system and develop… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Freeborn County, MN Safety and Accountability Audit Report

Published: October, 2004| Kristine Lizdas, J.D., Rhonda Martinson, J.D.

This is the report from the first phase of the Freeborn County Safety and Accountability Audit. It explores Freeborn County's dispatch and law enforcement response to domestic violence calls. 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