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.
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Maryland's Lethality Assessment Program

Published: July, 2012| Dave Sargent

The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Maryland Model is a two-pronged intervention process that features a research-based lethality screening tool and an accompanying protocol referral that provides… View this resource

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Prosecuting Protection Order Violations

Published: July, 2012| NCPOFFC, Wanda Lucibello, Paul Dedinsky

This webinar provides guidance for prosecutors concerning how to prosecute protection order violations. The webinar will include information pertaining to charging decisions, preliminary hearings… View this resource

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Managing Risk and Danger by Corrections

Published: July, 2012| Nancy Halverson

Where does domestic violence risk assessment fit within your correctional practice This webinar explores two risk assessment tools, and their effective and strategic use within a correctional setting.… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Primary Aggressor Chart

Published: June, 2012| Dennyna Huynh

This is a 2012 compilation of all state statutes that use “primary” or “predominant” or “principle” aggressor language. Only the portion of the statute that applies to primary aggressor or mutual or… View this resource

Webinar Recording

A National Portrait of Criminal DV Courts - Research with Discussion on the Current Crises in the Courts

Published: June, 2012| Melissa Labriola, Ph.D., Judge Mike Denton

A growing number of criminal courts nationwide handle domestic violence cases on separate calendars, termed domestic violence courts. With funding from the National Institute of Justice, this study… View this resource

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Decreasing the Number of Incorrectly “Unfounded” Sexual Assault Reports

Published: April, 2012| Christine Herrman

Law enforcement is responsible for clearing cases using definitions provided by the FBI. Case unfounding is a clearance method that includes, but is not limited to, cases that are determined to be… View this resource

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Still Feeling Invisible Practical Steps for Your CCR to respond to LGBTQ Needs

Published: January, 2012| Aaron Eckhardt

Most coordinated community responses (CCRs) have only informal arrangements to respond to violence with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Often ‘heterosexually… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Working with, and Enhancing the Safety of Those Victimized by Violence, Through Victim-Centered Interviewing

Published: January, 2012| James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

In an attempt to enhance the safety of those victimized by offenders, probation officers are increasingly interacting with those victimized. This session addresses signs of secondary trauma that could… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Stalking and Protection Orders

Published: June, 2011| NCPOFFC, Michelle Garcia

This webinar provides information on stalking dynamics and highlights examples of prosecution of stalking protection order violations and making the correlating case for prosecuting a stalking crime. View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Blueprint for Safety: Evolution of the Prosecution Response

Published: May, 2011| Jeff Greipp, Teresa Skarda, Mike Seasly, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

Using the City of St. Paul’s implementation of the Blueprint for Safety, this webinar discusses the application of the Blueprint’s principles to prosecution response in domestic violence cases and… 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