Examining the Relationship Between the Women’s Anti-Violence Movement and the Criminal Legal System

For many individual women, services and the legal system helped them escape violent relationships, decreased the violence in their lives, provided them and their children with increased options and opportunities and,for many, saved their lives. However, for others, involvement with the criminal legal system has not been a positive or helpful experience.

This report is a starting point from which to examine the complexities of the relationship between the criminal legal system and the women’s anti-violence movement, as well as to envision solutions and strategies for preventing violence against women. It focuses on state intervention in the form of the criminal legal system; with the growing trend toward interlocking health, social services, and other systems; however, the scope and reach of state intervention extends far beyond the criminal legal system.

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Issues in Risk Assessment in the Field of Intimate Partner Violence

Jacquelyn Campbell PhD RN FAAN; Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor, Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs & Research, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

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Model Tribal Domestic Violence Full Faith and Credit Ordinance

Includes the language used in the draft of a Model Tribal Domestic Violence Full Faith and Credit Ordinance: the purpose, definitions, enforcement of foreign protection orders, role of law enforcement in enforcing this section, immunity for good faith enforcement of foreign protection order, role of tribal court in enforcing this section, registration of foreign protection order with the tribal court; and violation of a foreign protection order.

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St. Louis County Sheriff’s Manual

One of the few rural resources of its kind, this handbook was written for deputies in the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota. It is a guide to the implementation of new domestic violence policies developed as a result of a Domestic Violence Safety & Accountability Audit conducted in 1998.

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The Crime of Human Trafficking: A Law Enforcement Guide to Identification and Investigation

A publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police

With funding from the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women, the IACP has created a guidebook for law enforcement on the crime of human trafficking that covers the federal law, tools for identification, investigation and response, and resources for victim assistance.

The Crime of Human Trafficking: A Law Enforcement Guide to Identification and Investigation


Witness Intimidation: Meeting the Challenge

Author: Teresa M. Garvey, JD, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas

This monograph explores the form that witness intimidation can take, identify victims and witnesses who are most likely to be subjected to intimidation, as well as examine where and when intimidation is likely to occur. It also identifies and discusses 1) recommendations for training, cross-training, and collaboration, 2) strategies that will help to prevent intimidation or minimize its effects, 3) strategies to uncover the presence of intimidation in the context of individual cases, 4) strategies for effective response to intimidation occurring within the context of individual cases, and 5) trial strategies for cases involving witness intimidation.

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