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April 2021

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

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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.
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April 2021

Breaking the Silence: Supporting Survivors of Police Sexual Violence

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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.
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March 2021

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

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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.
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March 2021

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

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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.
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February 2021

Solving racial disparities in policing

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This piece by the Harvard Gazette discusses the history of racialized policing, highlights current issues with policing and the criminal justice system, and outlines community-based ways forward.
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February 2021

Racial Disparities in Youth Incarceration Persist

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This report shows incarceration disparities state-by-state and how those disparities have changed over the last 10 years. It offers recommendations to confront racism in the juvenile justice system.
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February 2021

WEBINAR: Not Neutral: The Impact of Mandatory Reporting on Domestic Violence Survivors

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As increasing light is shed on the limitations of criminal legal responses to domestic violence, calls for community-based solutions that do not involve the criminal legal system are growing louder. This Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM) webinar explores the impact of mandatory reporting on domestic violence survivors, highlighting unique impacts for LGBTQ young people.
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January 2021

More Than Just a Piece of Paper: A Toolkit for Advocates on Firearms and Domestic Violence During COVID-19

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This toolkit from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms, a project of the Battered Women's Justice Project, provides advocates with tools for engaging conversations, both locally and on the state level, on the impact of firearms on domestic violence victim-survivors, particularly during periods of wide-spread crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
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October 2020

Training Materials: Law Enforcement

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This webpage from the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project features a variety of resources that may be helpful for law enforcement officials. Resources include information on working with limited English proficient victims, as well as forms of immigration relief such as U and T visas and VAWA self-petitions.
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May 2020

A Review of State Efforts to Respond to Teen Dating Violence

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This document from the Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council compiles information about each state’s laws and efforts to address the issue of teen dating violence.
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May 2020

Trauma-Informed Policing Interview with Captain Altovise Love-Craighead

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In this video, Philadelphia Police Department Captain Altovise Love-Craighead discusses the fundamentals of trauma-informed policing, including how de-escalation can interrupt cycles of violence.
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April 2020

Reducing Gender Bias in Sexual Assault Response and Investigation – Part 2

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This webinar series explores the phenomenon of gender bias and the resulting stereotypes and attitudes that can influence the professional response to, and investigation of, sexual assault. Part 2 resumes the discussion with an exploration of how gender bias affects victim blaming after the sexual assault.