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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.

Special Collection

Special Collection
January 2016

Intimate Partner Homicide Prevention

Author(s): Patty Branco, Casey Keene
This Special Collection explores the most tragic consequence of domestic violence and offers a variety of tools and information towards its prevention.
Special Collection
December 2015

Navigating the Civil Legal System: Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Their Advocates, and Legal Professionals

Survivors of domestic violence can face a number of legal issues that either directly stem from, or are affected by, the actions of those who use abuse and violence. These issues can include obtaining protection orders against an abuser; filing for divorce; seeking custody of and/or visitation with minor children; and filing for child support. This Special Collection is specifically focused on those legal issues most commonly arising in family court.
Special Collection
November 2009

Resources Addressing the Perpetration of Sexual Violence

This collection provides resources that address the topics of sex offender risk, assessment, management, treatment, and supervision.

Materials

Materials
  • General Material
September 2016

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data

The study covers homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender, and uses data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Supplementary Homicide Report.
Materials
  • General Material
  • General Material
December 2015

Tribal Law and Order Act

President Obama signed the Tribal Law and Order Act into law on July 29, 2010.
Materials
  • General Material
October 2015

American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States, Fifth Edition

This is the fifth edition of the VPC’s American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States. The study analyzes news reports of murder-suicides for the six-month period January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. To the VPC’s knowledge, it is the largest and most comprehensive analysis available on murder-suicide in the United States.
Materials
  • General Material
September 2015

Accounting for Risk and Danger Practice Checklists: Coordinating Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases

Author(s): Connie Sponsler-Garcia
These checklists are intended to help jurisdictions ensure that their criminal justice responses identify and address potential risks to victims, based on sound research on risk factors associated with IPV.
Materials
  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
July 2015

Women's Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration

Author(s): Melissa E. Dichter
Violence perpetrated against women and girls increases their risk of arrest and incarceration; this paper examines the intersections of violence that are forcing abused girls and women into the criminal justice system not as victims, but as offenders.
Materials
  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
July 2015

Women’s Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration: A Research Update

Author(s): Melissa E. Dichter, Sue Osthoff
This Applied Research paper provides an update to Mary Gilfus’ (2002) publication on the pathways from victimization to incarceration among women and girls, based on the relevant research published in the past 12 years. This research provides additional findings about the extent of victimization experienced by women and girls under correctional control, and a deeper understanding of the ways in which experience of victimization can lead to incarceration.
Materials
  • General Material
May 2015

LAP Info Packet and FAQ

The LAP is a multi-pronged intervention that consists of a standardized, evidence-based lethality assessment instrument and accompanying referral protocol that helps first responders make a differentiated response that is tailored to the unique circumstances of High-Danger victims.
Materials
  • General Material
April 2015

Choosing and Working with a Lawyer

This section of WomensLaw includes information on choosing and working with a lawyer in civil court proceedings, such as protection orders, custody, and divorce.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2015

Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Author(s): Nancy Smith, Charity Hope
This document offers a framework for understanding and addressing the unmet needs of Deaf survivors that is rooted in a cultural and linguistic perspective.