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Webinar Recording

Are Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessments Racially Biased?

Published: July, 2019| Kathleen J. Ferraro, PhD and Neil S. Websdale, PhD

In this webinar, we explore the question of whether Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) risk assessments (RAs) are racially biased. We situate IPV RAs within the broader movement to assess risk, links to… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Introduction and Overview of the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center for OVW Grantees

Published: July, 2019| Kristine Lizdas, J.D.

The National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center provides technical assistance and training on the effective implementation and enforcement of domestic violence-related firearm… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Nonfatal Intimate Partner Violence: The Special Role of Firearms

Published: July, 2019| Susan Sorenson, Ph.D. and Emily F. Rothman, ScD

Firearms are the most common weapon used to kill an intimate partner in the U.S.. Less acknowledged is the role that guns play in intimate partner violence (IPV) that doesn’t result in death. In this… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Multiple Victim Homicides, Mass Murders, and Homicide-Suicide as Domestic Violence Events

Published: January, 2019| April Zeoli, PhD

While intimate partner homicides are generally discussed as events in which there is a single homicide victim, they often involve multiple homicide victims and even the homicide offender’s suicide.… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Introduction and Overview of the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center

Published: January, 2019| David Keck, JD

This webinar is an introduction and overview of the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center. To learn more about Safer Families, Safer Communities, click here… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Analysis of the Strength of Legal Firearms Restrictions for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence and Their Association With Intimate Partner Homicide

Published: March, 2018| April Zeoli, PhD, MPH

Dr. Zeoli will discuss the very important findings from her recently published research exploring the relationship between different types of firearms legal prohibitions and reductions in intimate… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

18 USC 922(g)(8) Case Law

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix is a compilation of case law involving the federal firearm prohibitor 18 USC 922(g)(8) and protection orders. To receive an electronic or hard copy, please contact NCPOFFC at 1 (800)… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

18 USC 922 (g)(9) Case Law

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix is a compilation of case law involving the federal firearm prohibitor 18 USC 922(g)(9) and misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDV). To receive an electronic or hard copy, please… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Creative Methods for Local Enforcement of Federal Firearms Restrictions

Published: September, 2017| David Keck, J.D.

Even if your state does not prohibit firearms possession by domestic violence offenders, your community can still develop firearm surrender protocols.  Federal law prohibits possession of firearms by… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Safer Families, Safer Communities

Published: September, 2017| David Keck, JD

Safer Families, Safer Communities, a project of the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center, supports comprehensive implementation and enforcement of domestic violence firearm… View this resource

Research & Statistics

State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence

Published: December, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

The latest in a series of reports on firearm-related background checks, this report provides an overview of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act and… View this resource

Research & Statistics

State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Protection Order Submissions

Published: April, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

SEARCH and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) collaborated on a research bulletin that examines the progress states have made to report protection orders for firearm-related background… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Coast Guard’s Commandant Instruction 1752.1, The Family Advocacy Program

Published: August, 2014| United States Coast Guard

Establishes Coast Guard policy on the prevention, identification, reporting, investigation, and treatment of intimate partner and child maltreatment and assigns responsibilities for a coordinated… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Saving Women's Lives: Ending Firearms Violence Against Intimate Partners

Published: June, 2014| Americans For Responsible Solutions

Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired combat veteran and NASA astronaut… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Domestic Abuse Involving Department of Defense Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel

Published: September, 2011| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) directive on Domestic Abuse. 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

Violence Against Women in the United States and the State’s Obligation to Protect

Published: January, 2011| University of Virginia School of Law

Despite legal and policy measures designed to protect victims, domestic violence remains a pervasive rights violation in the United States. Legal and policy developments in the criminal justice system… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Protection Orders and How They Apply Under Federal Prohibitor 922 (g)(8) to All Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Users: July 19, 2010 Letter from the FBI

Published: July, 2010| FBI

This letter from the FBI describes how the federal firearm prohibitor in 18 USC 922(g)(8) applies to protection orders. View this resource