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Document 029978
Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Domestic Violence
By Deer, Sarah; White Eagle, Maureen; Stoner, Kelly; Martell, Carrie A.; White, Hallie Bongar; Clairmont, Bonnie; Gardner, Jerry; Singleton, Heather Valdez. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) (West Hollywood, CA).
"All governments should be very concerned about domestic violence against Native women. Tribal governments across the United States are creating programs to improve response to violent crime. As sovereign governments, tribes can assert jurisdiction in criminal and civil actions involving assaults against Native women … As sovereign governments, many tribes have asserted concurrent or exclusive criminal and/or civil jurisdiction in domestic violence cases. A key piece of responding to domestic vi... Read More

235 pages
Document 031335
Culture, Language, and Access:; Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
By Smith, Nancy; Hope, Charity. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Victimization and Safety (New York, NY).
"Recent research suggests that Deaf women experience higher rates of sexual and domestic violence than their hearing counterparts, but are often shut off from victim services and supports that are ill-equipped to respond to their unique needs. As a result, they are denied access to services that could help them safely flee from abuse, heal from trauma, and seek justice after they have been harmed. This policy brief offers practical suggestions for expanding and enhancing Deaf survivors’ access t... Read More

36 pages
Document 031219
Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research for Probation Officers and Administrators
By Klein, Andrew R.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (Washington, DC). Battered Women's Justice Project (Minneapolis, MN); Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) (Sudbury, MA).
"This booklet looks at the recent research on intimate partner violence and analyzes what it reveals that probation officers and administrators should know to do their jobs better in terms of completing PSI [presentence investigative report] for defendants convicted of intimate partner violence, supervising abusers on their caseloads, and dealing with the victims of these abusers on probation and victims who have also ended up on probation caseloads. Although much of the research is not focused ... Read More

52 pages
Document 029601
Justice-Involved Women: Understanding Trauma and Violence [Webinar]
By Covington, Stephanie S.. National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW) (Philadelphia, PA).
"This webinar will focus on both the violence and aggression – including interpersonal and domestic violence – women have experienced as well as when they have perpetrated … Beyond Violence is the first manualized intervention for women that focuses on anger and utilizes a multi-level approach and a variety of evidence-based therapeutic strategies (i.e., psycho-education, role playing, mindfulness activities, cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and grounding skills for trauma triggers). This fou... Read More
89 minutes
Document 027524
Testing the Effects of New York’s Domestic Violence Courts: A Statewide Impact Evaluation
By Cissner, Amanda B.; Labriola, Melissa; Rempel, Michael. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY).
The effectiveness of domestic violence courts to positively impact court processing, case resolutions, and recidivism is examined. If you are planning to implement a domestic violence court in your jurisdiction or are looking for ways to improve it, then you should read this report. This study found that court policies “varied widely across several domains, including specific accountability measures (i.e., use of various sanctions for noncompliance), victim safety and services (e.g., use of prot... Read More
90 pages
Document 027743
What Works to Reduce Recidivism by Domestic Violence Offenders?
By Miller, Marna; Drake, Elizabeth; Nafziger, Mia. Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) (Olympia, WA).
If your agency is thinking of using the Duluth model you need to read this report. It explains why the Duluth model for domestic violence (DV) treatment does not reduce DV recidivism. Group treatment of DV offenders with the Duluth model and four other models (cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), relationship enhancement, substance abuse treatment, and group couples counseling) were evaluated. “Based on six rigorous outcome evaluations of group-based DV treatment for male offenders, we conclude t... Read More
20 pages
Document 015118
OVC National Resource Directory of Victim Assistance Funding Opportunities
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (Washington, DC). Victim Services (New York); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (Washington, DC).
Noted by State, this directory lists contact names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for Federal grants programs that provide assistance to crime victims. These Federal programs include: the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Formula Grant Program (Byrne Program), Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG), STOP Violence Against Women Act Program (VAWA), Victims of Crime Act (V... Read More
1 p.
Document 023802
Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges
By Klein, Andrew R.. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
This report covers research related to domestic violence. Eight sections make up this document: overview; reporting and arrests; perpetrator characteristics; victim characteristics; law enforcement responses; prosecution responses; judicial responses; and intervention programs.... Read More
96 p.
Document 023830
Community Corrections Response to Domestic Violence: Guidelines for Practice
By Crowe, Ann H.; Sydney, Linda; DeMichele, Matthew; Keilitz, Susan; Neal, Connie; Frohman, Sherry; Schaefer, William M., Jr.; Thomas, Mike. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (Lexington, KY); National Center for State Courts (Williamsburg, VA); New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc. (Albany, NY); Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) (Harrisburg, PA).
This document provides “conceptual information and practical tools to develop or enhance” an effective “proactive community supervision approach for domestic violence cases” (p.1). Ten Chapters follow a summary: what difference it makes; fundamentals for community corrections domestic violence practice -- types, causes, perpetrators, victims, and the justice system response to domestic violence; legal issues in the supervision of domestic violence offenders -- legal definitions, jurisdictional i... Read More
205 p.
Document 024309
A National Portrait of Domestic Violence Courts
By Labriola, Melissa; Bradley, Sarah; O'Sullivan, Chris S.; Rempel, Michael; Moore, Samantha. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY).
This report should be required reading for anyone interested in or developing a domestic violence court. Eleven chapters follow an executive summary: introduction; review of relevant research; research design; domestic violence court goals; history, structure, and staffing; case processing laws and policies; victim safety and services; offender assessments and program mandates; supervision and court responses to noncompliance; additional insights from qualitative analysis; and conclusion and imp... Read More
161 p.
Document 027026
Working With Battered Women in Jail: A Manual for Community-Based Battered Women’s Advocates
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW) (Philadelphia, PA).
“Women who are battered by their partners are everywhere – and that includes in your local jail. Unfortunately, in many communities, jailed women are quite invisible, even to battered women’s organizations. If you are not already doing so, we want you (and other community-based advocates) to work with jailed women. Since you are reading this manual, we assume you are interested in doing work with jailed battered women, or are already doing so … Working with jailed women can be complicated and di... Read More
80 pages
Document 022904
Topics in Community Corrections, Annual Issue 2008: Applying Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Articles in this issue include:
  • “Foreword” by Ken Rose
  • “A Framework for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services” by John Clark
  • “Advancing Evidence-Based Practices in the Pretrial Field” by Katie Green, Pat Smith, and Kristina Bryant
  • “Improving Pretrial Assessment and Supervision in Colorado” by Michael R. Jones and Sue Ferrere
  • “Pretrial Defendants: Are They Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?” by Barbara M. Hankey
  • “Charge Specialty and Revicti... Read More
40 p.
Document 023001
Charge Speciality and Revictimization by Defendants Charged with Domestic Violence Offenses
By Kennedy, Spurgeon. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Results from a study of the non-specialization of individuals charged with domestic violence (DV) and the relationship between DV and assaultive and criminal behaviors are reported. Sections of this article are: background; profile of domestic violence arrestees; risk factors and DV specialization; comparative failure rates; and conclusions. The most common rearrest charges for DV defendants are failure to appear (20.4%), contempt (7.1%), and simple assault (5.3%).... Read More
10 p.
Document 023002
Pretrial Rearrests Among Domestic Violence Defendants in New York City
By Peterson, Richard R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Pretrial rearrest among New York domestic violence (DV) defendants is examined. Sections contained in this article are: background; identifying DV and non-DV cases; offense patterns of DV and non-DV defendants; and conclusions. Since 9% of DV defendants are rearrested on a new DV offense, "victims may be at considerable risk of threats, intimidation, or retaliation during the pretrial period" (p. 38).... Read More
6 p.
Document 023364
Overview of Domestic Violence (DV) Risk Assessment Instruments (Frequently Asked Questions)
By Bechtel, Kristin; Woodward, Bill. National Institute of Corrections ((Washington, DC).
Frequently asked questions about domestic violence (DV) risk assessment instruments are answered. Topics covered are: why risk assessment instruments are needed for DV offenders; instruments that can be used to assess DV offenders; what can be done if caseloads are too high to provide a full general/violent assessment of all DV offenders; why one should use a general third generation risk assessment tool before using a specific DV assessment instrument; how to know there are “low” risk DV offen... Read More
5 p.
Document 023363
Understanding the Research Evaluating the Effectiveness of Batterers' Intervention Programs
By Woodward, Bill; Bechtel, Kristin. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Findings from research regarding batterers' intervention programs are reviewed. Topics covered include: the more common batterers' intervention programs available; research that has been conducted on the effectiveness of batterer's intervention programs; the effectiveness of these programs according to the research; studies suggesting program effectiveness and methodological limitations to these studies that may impact their conclusions; who batterers' intervention programs should target; varia... Read More
7 p.
Document 023575
Do No Harm: An Analysis of the Legal and Social Consequences of Child Visitation Determinations for Incarcerated Perpetrators of Extreme Acts of Violence Against Women
By Conner, Dana Harrington.
The right of a male batterer to visit his child(ren) is discussed. Sections of this paper include: introduction; defining the issues; the problem of prison visitation determinations; rights versus interests; in search of a standard -- the court's choice, parent and child relations, and the nature of the crime; factors for considerations in prison visitation cases -- legal presumption, best interest, trauma to the child(ren), and supervision and transportation; the response of the community; and... Read More
81 p.
Document 019140
Do Batterer Intervention Programs Work? Two Studies
By Jackson, Shelly. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Results from two studies regarding the effectiveness of batterer intervention programs are relayed. Sections of this report include: Broward County -- does stake-in-conformity matter most?; types of batterer interventions; Brooklyn -- is longer treatment more effective?; program and research issues; and new directions for protecting victims (e.g., rethinking intervention, linking batterer programs to other programs and responses, and improving evaluations). "Neither program changed subjects' [ma... Read More
10 p.
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