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January 2020

Enhancing Community Trust: Proactive Approaches to Domestic and Sexual Violence

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As part of its federally-funded Enhancing Community Trust: Proactive Approaches to Domestic & Sexual Violence initiative, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) released this toolkit containing a law enforcement agency self-assessment, community assessment, sample outreach letter, action planning guide, and additional considerations and resources to support enhancing agency response to victims.
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November 2019

These California police officers were charged with brutalizing loved ones. So why are so many still carrying a gun?

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California police officers accused of domestic violence routinely plead down to nonviolent misdemeanors, such as disturbing the peace, vandalism or unreasonable noise, allowing them to keep their guns and badges. This is an investigation as to how this is allowed within law enforcement agencies
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October 2019

Language Access Materials for Police and Prosecutors

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This webpage provides links to many resources and tools for police and prosecutors to improve meaningful language access for victims with limited English proficiency.
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September 2019

Criminal Victimization, 2018

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This report is the 46th in a series that began in 1973. It provides official estimates of criminal victimizations reported and not reported to police from the National Crime Victimization Survey. It describes the characteristics of crimes, victims, and offenders.
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June 2019

May 2019 Findings: Immigrant Survivors Fear Reporting Violence

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A coalition of national organizations gathered feedback from nearly six hundred advocates and attorneys from across the U.S., learning that many immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence are now too afraid to call the police or go to court to get help. Advocates report that survivors have an increased fear of deportation, retaliation by their abusers, and separation from their children.
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  • Training Tools
June 2019

Law Enforcement Best Practices: Immigrant Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims, Language Access and the U and T Visa

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This presentation for law enforcement covers how investigations can be improved using language tools and how to hold officers more accountable by using the U Visa certification process as a crime fighting tool.
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  • Training Tools
June 2019

Successfully Investigating Sexual Assault Against Victims with Disabilities

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Written from a law enforcement perspective, this module offers information and guidance for first responders as well as investigators and prosecutors on investigating sexual assault against people with disabilities.
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May 2019

Failing to Protect and Serve: Police Department Policies Towards Transgender People

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This report is for advocates in and outside of law enforcement who are dedicated to improving the treatment and safety of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals by updating police department policies. The model policies are meant as a starting point to improve trust and police-community relations.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
May 2019

Law Enforcement Response: Approaching Your Work with a Trauma–Informed Lens

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This webinar provides insight into the surprising similarities of victims and police officers that will help connect the complex thought patterns of a victim in trying to survive the moment and in the long term.
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  • General Material
April 2019

Model Policy: Domestic Violence

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This model policy provides guidance regarding the establishment of priorities, guidelines, and procedures for law enforcement officers in response to domestic violence calls.
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  • Training Tools
February 2019

Tribal Domestic Violence Courts and Tribal Domestic Violence Dockets: Guide for Development of a Tribal Victim-Centered Specialized Court or Docket to More Effectively Address Domestic Violence Cases

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This unique resource was drafted to guide Native nations through a series of exercises resulting in a tribal domestic violence court or docket specifically designed by the tribe to address the domestic violence issues in a particular tribal community.
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  • Training Tools
February 2019

Interviewing the Victim: Techniques Based on the Realistic Dynamics of Sexual Assault

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This training module explores the importance of effective victim interviewing in the successful investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases and addresses how to overcome barriers to effective interviewing.