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Statute Guides & Matrices

Domestic Violence and Stalking Repeat Offenders; 18 USCS § 2265A

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

This is the federal statute for the crimes of domestic violence and stalking 18 USCS 2265A. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Federal Domestic Violence Crimes with Definitions; 18 USCS §§ 2261; 2261A; 2262; 2266

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

This is the federal statutes for domestic violence, violation of protection orders and their definitions. 18 USC 2261; 2261A; 2262, 2266. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Federal Firearm Prohibitions: 18 USC 922 (d), (g), (n) and 921 (a)(32), (33)

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

These statutes are the portions of the federal Gun Control Act that relate to domestic violence and firearms, misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDV), people under indictment, the official use… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Researcher/Practitioner Collaboration: Strategies for Successful Implementation

Published: November, 2013| Tami Sullivan, Ph.D., Bonnie S. Fisher, Ph.D., Leslye Orloff, J. D., Teri Faragher

The social science faculty review the results of The Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Study (RPPS) and discuss the 6 products generated by that initiative. The attorney and advocate faculty offer… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Probation/Parole Group Reporting

Published: November, 2013| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

With more focus on victim safety and community partnerships, probation departments are feeling the pressures of an over-burdened system. Traditional one-on-one supervision can be costly in regards to… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Institutional Betrayal – Higher Education, the Military, and the Criminal Justice System

Published: September, 2013| Carly Smith, MA, MS, Glenna Tinney, Stephanie Avalon

Faculty explore the various ways that critical systems have historically betrayed the trust of battered women and sexual assault survivors. The three institutions examined in this webinar are higher… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Civil and Criminal Protection Orders and the Role of Probation and Parole

Published: September, 2013| NCPOFFC, James E. Henderson Jr., MSW, Katherine Strickfaden

This webinar provides an overview of the role probation/parole officers play in keeping victims safe while highlighting supervision efforts that can be made by other allied professionals. Discussion… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Exploring Where to Stand on Stand Your Ground: Recent Changes in Self-Defense Laws and Implications for Victims of Battering

Published: July, 2013| Cindene Pezzell

Do “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws exclude victims of battering Are they particularly harmful to victims of battering who defend themselves Is the problem with the laws themselves or the application of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Domestic Violence Courts – Research and Practice

Published: July, 2013| Michael Rempel, Ph.D., Melissa Labriola, Ph.D., Liberty Aldrich, J.D., The Honorable Jeffrey Kremers, The Honorable Nancy Kessler, Margaret Drew, J.D.

Faculty explore the findings of the Center for Court Innovation's New York State Domestic Violence Court study. They answer questions about the NYS research, address the CCI National DV Court study… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Part II: Stearns County Domestic Violence Felony Court: Keeping Victims Safe

Published: July, 2013| Janelle Kendall, Ann Cofell, Kim Salitros

In 2009, the Stearns County Domestic Violence Partnership opened the nation’s first repeat felony domestic violence court. While offenders are identified as appropriate for the Domestic Violence… 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