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  • 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.
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November 2013

Research, Reports and Studies Compilation

This document compiles notable research, reports and studies addressing: the prevalence of domestic and sexual violence and stalking; the costs and economic impact of these forms of violence; the workplace impact of these forms of violence; perpetrators’ impact on the workplace; workplace violence and workplace violence risk assessment/response.
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June 2013

State Law Guide: Workplace Restraining Orders

This guide covers state laws and legislative proposals affecting an employer's ability to seek restraining orders for employees in situations involving domestic violence.
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  • General Material
January 2013

Women who Stay: Perspectives of Latina Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence on Staying with or Leaving Abusive Partners

Many women, regardless of race or ethnicity, choose to continue to live with partners who have been (or continue to be) abusive. Traditional domestic violence intervention approaches have emphasized women leaving abusive relationships, but the applicability and acceptability of this approach for women from culturally diverse backgrounds, including immigrant and Latina survivors of IPV, is not well understood.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2011

Advocacy Beyond Leaving: Helping Battered Women in Contact with Current or Former Partners, A Guide for Domestic Violence Advocates

Author(s): Jill Davies
Using the familiar and concrete framework of woman-defined advocacy, the Guide explains advocates’ important role in safety planning when victims are in contact with current or former partners.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2008

Meeting Survivors' Needs: A Multi-State Study of Domestic Violence Shelter Experiences

Author(s): Eleanor Lyon, Shannon Lane, Anne Menard
This groundbreaking study provides important insights into the role that shelters play in survivors' efforts to escape violence and abuse. Results capture the voices and experiences of over 3,400 shelter residents in 215 programs across eight states.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
June 2008

When Battered Women Stay... Advocacy Beyond Leaving

Author(s): Jill Davies
This paper raises key issues, questions, and dilemmas regarding advocacy with battered women who stay in their relationships. It discusses limitations of safety strategies for leaving, and frames issues central to the expansion of advocacy beyond leaving.
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  • General Material
January 2007

Ozha Wahbegganis: Exploring Supervised Visitation and Exchange Services in Native American Communities

This resource explores ways to serve families who have experienced intimate partner violence and where children are visiting or being exchanged between the abused and abusive parent, with a specific focus on cultural considerations relating to Native Americans.
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  • General Material
January 2002

Batterers As Fathers: Rethinking and Reconceptualizing Policy and Practice

Author(s): David Mandel
This article describes an approach to intervention and prevention with children exposed to domestic violence that enforces the concepts of batterer accountability and change.
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  • General Material

Creating Sustainable Safety for Battered Women

Author(s): Shamita Das Dasgupta
Whether we are assessing risks, advocating for an individual, making policies, or evaluating programs, thinking critically and broadly about women’s safety undoubtedly enhances the effectiveness of our work on behalf of battered women.
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  • General Material

Safety Planning for Older Victims

This page provides safety planning tools for both professionals and survivors of abuse in later life.
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  • General Material

Keeping Safe: A Workbook for Developing Safety Plans

This workbook is designed to help women focus on behaviors and activities relative to their fundamental safety, helping to highlight the complex network of needs and problems each woman may encounter, her survival skills and strengths, and how she can or has already used them to prioritize the difficult areas of her life.