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American Bar Association Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking in Civil Protection Order Cases
PDF version of the newly adopted standards [PDF]
Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP)
Collaborative effort of several U.S. national organizations aiming to improve criminal justice responses to domestic violence. Information about services and programs, plus an online resource library.
Child Custody and Visitation Decisions in Domestic Violence Cases: Legal Trends, Research Findings, and Recommendations
Articles on child custody, visitation, child witnesses, etc.
Domestic and Family Violence Resources
The Tribal Court Clearinghouse - Links and Information on Domestic and Family Violence fortribal court personnel, tribal law enforcement personnel, domestic violence victim service agency personnel, social services personnel, and others in handling domestic violence cases and issues.
Domestic Violence - Mediation Policy in Domestic Violence
The American Bar Association recommends that court-mandated mediation include an opt-out prerogative in any action in which one party has perpetrated domestic violence upon the other party. [PDF]
Domestic Violence and the Courtroom
Understanding the Problem and knowing the Victim. The American Judges Foundation.
Domestic Violence Home Page
The American Bar Association's web site for domestic violence issues. Information for attorneys and survivors. Contains information on protecting privacy for survivors during and after divorce.
Domestic Violence Organizations Online: Risks, Ethical Dilemmas, and Liability Issues
Violence Against Women Online Resources - Minnesota Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Safety Plan
Safety tips for victims of domestic violence from the American Bar Association. Includes information in Spanish.
Early Identification of Risk Factors for Parental Abduction OJJDP Publications - General Resources
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention report in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. [PDF]
Handbook - Advocating for Women in the Criminal Justice System in Cases of Rape, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse.
Step by step advocacy guide for working with the crimincal justice system for women and children impacted by abuse.
How to Write a Letter to the Judge for Victims of Rape, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse
Women's Justice Center
Macias Case Expert Witness Declaration
Testimony in the wrongful-death suit of Macias vs. Sheriff Mark Ihde et al. Maria Teresa Macias was shot and killed by her estranged husband after repeated requests to enforce a restraining order were ignored by the Sonoma County, California, sheriff's department.
Michigan vs. Kurr
Appeal granted to woman convicted of manslaughter on grounds of defense of others. Defendant was pregnant when she stabbed boyfriend who had assaulted her. [PDF]
Never Again Foundation
An agency claiming to provide free legal help to women who have been abused or sexually assaulted. No information is provided on officers or directors of this entity. Proceed with caution.
The NIJ Research Review: NCJ Number 184752
Test of the Efficacy of Court-Mandated Counseling for Domestic Violence Offenders: The Broward Experiment NCJ Number: 184752 Author: Lynette Feder ; David R. Forde Sponsor: National Institute of Justice US Dept of Justice
Stalking Through The Courts
The father's rights movement - how to legally stalk, harass, and intimidate victims of domestic violence after a restraining order has been issued.
Validity and Use of Evidence Concerning Battering and Its Effects in Criminal Trials
Report to U.S. Congress on "battered women's syndrome," published jointly by the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies. [PDF]
A volunteer-based court monitoring and research organization that follows cases of family and sexual violence and provides feedback to the justice system.
Women's Law Initiative
Legal information (U.S.-specific) and other advice for women living with or escaping domestic violence. Includes focused sections for teens, military women, immigrants, individual states, and tribal jurisdictions.
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