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The results displayed below have been grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections - containing our most highly valued resources - then by individual related materials. Refine your search by category, types, author and/or publisher using the options provided. Sort by date published, date added, or alphabetically. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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.
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Special Collection

Special Collection
January 2022

Identifying and Preventing Gender and Intersectional Bias in Law Enforcement Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence

Author(s):
This special collection is a product of the COURAGE in Policing Project, jointly supported by the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law, Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network, and UN Women.
Special Collection
January 2016

Intimate Partner Homicide Prevention

Author(s):
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
February 2022

Seeking Safety, Equity and Justice: 2021 Ohio Statewide Survey Results: Domestic Violence Survivors’ Experience with Law Enforcement, Courts, Child Welfare, and Social Service Systems

Publisher(s):
The seeds for this survey were planted in the months following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Like the advocates at our member programs, ODVN wanted to better understand how survivors—women of color, specifically, along with other marginalized groups—experience law enforcement and other parts of the response system. We surveyed 505 survivors across the state to get some answers.
Materials
  • General Material
October 2021

The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in State Prisons

Publisher(s):
This report from the Sentencing Project documents the rates of incarceration for white, Black and Latinx Americans in each state, identifies three contributors to racial and ethnic disparities in imprisonment, and provides recommendations for reform. 
Materials
  • General Material
September 2021

Failure to Protect: How Discriminatory Sexual Violence Laws and Practices Are Hurting Women, Girls, and Adolescents in the Americas

Publisher(s):
The rape and sexual violence laws of the 43 jurisdictions from 35 countries reviewed for this report deny access to justice for many survivors of sexual violence as they provide a number of opportunities for perpetrators to escape justice. This impunity contributes to the continued perpetuation of sexual violence.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
May 2021

U Visa Certification and T Visa Declaration Toolkit for Law Enforcement Agencies and Prosecutors

Author(s): Publisher(s):
By providing U‐visa certifications and T visa declarations, law enforcement and prosecution officials add to their arsenal of crime fighting tools when immigrant victims feel safer coming forward to report crimes. This document provides a wide variety of background information on the U‐visa and T visa programs.
Materials
  • General Material
April 2021

Shrouded in Silence: Police Sexual Violence: What We Know & What Can We Do About It

Author(s): Publisher(s):
Survivors of police sexual violence are rarely heard from or discussed in either conversation, and their experiences generally do not drive organizing and advocacy in either context. This report is intended to contribute to breaking this silence, to summarize what we know about sexual violence by law enforcement officers, and to offer concrete steps toward prevention of police sexual violence and increased safety, support, and opportunities for healing for survivors.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
April 2021

Breaking the Silence: Supporting Survivors of Police Sexual Violence

Author(s): Publisher(s):
Amidst a growing national conversation about sexual violence sparked by #MeToo and the ‘me, too.’ movement originated by Tarana Burke, and an ongoing national reckoning around the violence of policing, one form of sexual and police violence remains shrouded in silence: police sexual violence. This is a curriculum for sexual assault service providers intended to accompany Interrupting Criminalization’s report Shrouded in Silence: Police Sexual Violence - What We Know and What We Can Do About It.
Materials
  • General Material
March 2021

Recommended Court Security Measures for Cases Involving Domestic Violence: A Guide for Courts

Author(s): Publisher(s):
While courts may implement general court security best practices, domestic violence cases present uniquely dangerous risks towards courthouse safety, for both litigants and court staff. This document describes specific safety concerns with domestic violence cases, as well as practical strategies and lessons from the field for maintaining a secure courthouse environment.
Materials
  • General Material
March 2021

Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors’ Safety During the Court Process: A Checklist of Recommended Practices

Publisher(s):
Going to the courthouse and participating in hearings can be confusing and intimidating for anyone, but domestic violence survivors often face extra barriers. This checklist suggests strategies regarding safety while traveling to/from the courthouse, while inside the courthouse and courtroom, and during virtual hearings.