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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • General Material
January 2015

State and Local Bar Associations

This directory links to the contact information of many state and local bar associations. A bar association is a professional organization of attorneys who practice law in the same county, city, or state, or who practice law in a particular topic area (for example: family law). Some bar associations are voluntary, while others require that all attorneys practicing in that location or practicing that area of law are members.
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  • General Material
January 2015

Violence in the Home

This brochure provides information on the options and help available for immigrant and refugee women who experience domestic violence.
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  • General Material
January 2015

Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project: 12th Annual Report

This Report features the story of Trisha, a young woman who lost her mother to domestic violence homicide at the tender age of 14.
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  • 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.
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  • General Material
January 2015

Reproductive Injustice: The State of Reproductive Health Care for Women in New York State Prisons

Author(s): Tamar Kraft-Stolar
This report details top findings on reproductive healthcare in the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, including the fact that reproductive healthcare for women in New York State prisons is woefully substandard, with women routinely facing poor-quality care and assaults on their basic human dignity and reproductive rights.
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  • General Material
July 2014

Police Departments’ Use of the Lethality Assessment Program: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation

Author(s): Jill Theresa Messing, Jacquelyn Campbell, Janet Sullivan Wilson, Sheryll Brown, Beverly Patchell, Christine Shall
This study suggests that the LAP demonstrates promise as an evidence informed collaborative police-social service intervention that increases survivors' safety and empowers them toward decisions of self-care.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
May 2014

A Roadmap to Risk Assessment: ODARA and Maine’s CCR

Author(s): Faye Luppl, Julia Colpitts
This webinar describes the process leading to the recommendation that Maine risk assessment practice be updated to include the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) tool.
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  • General Material
May 2014

Human Trafficking & Native Peoples in Oregon: A Human Rights Report

Author(s): Hayley Weedn, Joseph Scovel, Jason Juran
The report focuses specifically on Native populations within Oregon. Its focus is one of a human rights legal fact-finding report that sets out to measure whether federal, state, and local government officials are meeting their obligations under international, national and state law in prosecuting traffickers, protecting survivors, and preventing trafficking as it involves the Native population in Oregon.