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OVC Builds Capacity To Serve Crime Victims in Indian Country (July 2013)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000393.
This fact sheet describes OVC's efforts to support American Indian/Alaska Native victims of crime by forging innovative partnerships to develop and expand exemplary tribal programs and services; and maintaining established programs that focus on culturally specific training, technical assistance, and case management, among other services.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
OVC Report to the Nation 2013, Fiscal Years 2011-2012: Transforming Today's Vision into Tomorrow's Reality (June 2013)
OVC, Report, 0 pages, NCJ 242598.
OVC's Report to the Nation summarizes the progress made in upholding crime victims' rights and providing high-quality services to victims, survivors, and communities during fiscal years 2011−2012. The online report highlights innovative programs and victim-centered initiatives, summarizes financial support to states and U.S. territories, and provides insight into OVC's strategic efforts to address both emerging and enduring challenges in order to expand and enhance victim assistance throughout the Nation.
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Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country Guide/DVD (October 2012)
OVC, OVC Videos, 40 pages, NCJ 238639.
This DVD and companion facilitator's guide provide guidance on how to successfully prosecute in federal court domestic violence offenders who commit crimes in Indian Country. The video incorporates case studies of actual prosecutions, while the guide provides an overview of relevant legal principles and key points for discussion. The materials also discuss circumstances common in tribal domestic violence prosecutions, such as offender recidivism, recanting victims, safety planning, and federal and tribal criminal justice and social service professionals working collaboratively to ensure victims' safety and community justice.
Abstract | PDF (Facilitator's Guide) | HTML | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Intimate Partner Violence (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 22 pages, NCJ 240573.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Series
OVC HELP Series for Crime Victims (June 2012)
OVC
This series of nine brochures features information and resources for victims of crime and victim service professionals on the topics of assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking. Each brochure defines a type of victimization; discusses what to do if you are a victim of this crime and where to go for help; and provides resources for more information and assistance.
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Voice of the Victim: A Perspectives Spotlight Issue (2012)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 100 pages, NCJ 238382.
Through OVC support, this special edition of the American Probation and Parole Association's Perspectives provides a collection of informative, thought-provoking articles to support community corrections professionals in incorporating victims' rights and services into daily practice. This resource teaches readers that victims' rights to information, notification, restitution, and participation are an integral component of community corrections.
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Consumer Rights Screening Tool for Domestic Violence Advocates and Lawyers (2011)
OVC-Sponsored, Bulletin, 20 pages, NCJ 236432.
Professionals who serve domestic violence survivors must understand the consumer law problems survivors face. This screening tool provides an overview of consumer issues survivors face and discusses how to identify these issues in the course of one's client work.
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In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 137 pages, NCJ 227928.
This two-DVD package and training guide (NCJ 227928) uses the voices of older victims to facilitate a dialog among a range of professionals about the dynamics of abuse, the barriers these victims have to overcome to live free from abuse, and interventions and potential collaborations that may be effective in such cases. In addition to individual segments with victims, family members, victim service providers, and allied professionals, the DVDs include several topical segments and a montage of victim and advocate voices designed for use by policymakers. It also includes an interactive role play between a parish nurse and an adult daughter caring for her father intended to help professionals recognize justifications for elder mistreatment. A trainer's guide, which accompanies these DVDs, provides background on the victims and discussion questions targeted at a variety of professional audiences.
Abstract | PDF (Trainer's Guide) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 1) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 2) | Video (Disc 1 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 1 .mov Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
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Victim Impact: Listen and Learn Curriculum (February 2009)
OVC, 286 pages, NCJ 224257.
This OVC-funded curriculum is geared toward helping offenders to become aware of the impact that crime has on victims and then to take responsibility and make amends for their actions. The online-only curriculum consists of 13 units, built around 10 core crime topics: property crime, assault, robbery, hate and bias, gang violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drunk and impaired driving, and homicide, plus chapters on implementing the program, the victim experience and making amends to victims. Victims and survivors speak about their experiences in the accompanying video clips.
Abstract | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 1) | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 2) | PDF (Participant Workbook) | HTML
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn (September 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223072.
This 57-minute DVD features the first-person accounts of 14 men and women who share their experiences as crime victims and the ripple effect that victimization can have on family members and the community at large. It is an effective training resource for victim service providers seeking to improve their understanding of the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological effects of crime.
Abstract | HTML (Clip Transcript) | HTML (Electronic Only Curriculum) | Video (WMV Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Multimedia Program To Improve Criminal Justice System Participation and Reduce Distress Among Physically Injured Crime Victims (April 2006)
OVC, 8 pages, NCJ 212974.
This multimedia program offers victims an educational DVD, brochure, and bulletin for use during their hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.
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Family Violence: An Intervention Model for Dental Professionals (December 2004)
OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 11 pages, NCJ 204004.
Because most domestic violence injuries are to the head and neck, dentists are in a unique position to identify victims. This bulletin describes a training model that teaches dental professionals how to recognize symptoms and patterns of abuse, create a safe environment for disclosure, intervene appropriately when abuse is suspected, refer patients to appropriate services, and file mandatory reports.
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Part Of the OVC Others Series
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Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends (June 2014)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, NCJ 245959.
This report examines the seasonal patterns in violent and property crime victimization in the United States from 1993 to 2010. Seasonal patterns are periodic fluctuations in the victimization rates that tend to occur at the same time each year. The report describes seasonal patterns in property crime (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and other household theft) and violent victimization (rape and sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault). It also presents seasonal trends in other forms of violence, including intimate partner violence, victimizations involving a weapon, and violence resulting in injury.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012 (April 2014)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 21 pages, NCJ 244697.
This report presents estimates on nonfatal domestic violence from 2003 to 2012. Domestic violence includes victimization committed by current or former intimate partners (spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends), parents, children, siblings, and other relatives. This report focuses on the level and pattern of domestic violence over time, highlighting selected victim and incident characteristics. Incident characteristics include the type of violence, the offender's use of a weapon, victim injury and medical treatment, and whether the incident was reported to police. The report provides estimates of acquaintance and stranger violence for comparison.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2013 (December 2013)
NIJ, 189 pages, NCJ 223572.
This regularly updated compendium lists and briefly describes all of the projects funded under the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program.
Abstract | PDF (Full Document) | PDF (Title) | PDF (Table of Contents) | PDF (Part A) | PDF (Part B) | PDF (Part C) | PDF (Part D) | PDF (Part E) | PDF (Part F) | PDF (Part G) | PDF (Part H) | PDF (Part I) | PDF (Part J) | PDF (Grants Index)
Intimate Partner Violence: Attributes of Victimization, 1993-2011 (November 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 243300.
This report presents data on trends in nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2011. Intimate partner violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend. This report focuses on attributes of the victimization such as the type of crime, type of attack, whether the victim was threatened before the attack, use of a weapon by the offender, victim injury, and medical treatment received for injuries. The report also describes ways these attributes of the victimization may be used to measure seriousness or severity of the incident.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Criminal Victimization, 2012 (October 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Bulletins, 17 pages, NCJ 243389.
Presents 2012 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States. This bulletin includes violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft). It describes the annual change from 2011 and analyzes 10-year trends from 2003 through 2012. The bulletin includes estimates of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and injury and use of weapons in violent victimization. It also describes the characteristics of victims.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Bulletins Series
Practical Implications of Current Intimate Partner Violence Research for Victim Advocates and Service Providers (January 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 260 pages, NCJ 244348.
This report expands and enhances the 2009 report titled "Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges" to address the practical implications of current domestic violence research for victim advocates and service providers.
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Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010 (November 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 17 pages, NCJ 239203.
The report presents data on nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2010. Intimate partner violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Effectiveness of Coordinated Outreach in Intimate Partner Violence Cases: A Randomized, Longitudinal Design (March 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 142 pages, NCJ 238480.
The current study tested the prediction that early coordinated victim outreach would improve criminal justice outcomes as well as increase victim safety and empowerment among victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). In collaboration with research, criminal justice, and community-based partners, this project evaluated an innovative outreach program for racially and ethnically diverse IPV victims whose cases had come to the attention of the criminal justice system.
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The Greenbook Initiative Final Evaluation Report (January 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 233290.
This final evaluation report on the implementation of the Greenbook Initiative (GI) - which consists of guidelines proposed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for intervening effectively in cases of domestic violence and child maltreatment - assesses the extent to which GI implementation activities facilitated cross-system and within-system change and practice in child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and domestic-violence service providers.
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Course of Domestic Abuse among Chicago's Elderly: Risk Factors, Protective Behaviors, and Police Intervention (December 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 132 pages, NCJ 232623.
This study examines if and how risk factors and protective behaviors affect the course of abuse over time, and the role of the police in intervening with elderly victims of domestic abuse and/or neglect.
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Multiple Perspectives on Battered Mothers and their Children Fleeing to the United States for Safety: A Study of Hague Convention Cases (December 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Journal, 405 pages, NCJ 232624.
This report focuses on the situations of women who experienced abuse in another country and came to the United States in an effort to protect themselves and their children, but who then faced civil actions in U.S. state or federal courts for child abduction under international legal agreements.
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Risks of Violence in Major Daily Activities: United States, 2003-2005 (November 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 549 pages, NCJ 232436.
Using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and American Time Use Survey, activity- and place-specific rates of violence are calculated to determine (a) which activity or type of place is the most dangerous, (b) the relative risk of activities and types of place, and (c) how activity- and place-specific risks vary between demographic subgroups.
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Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking (August 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 246 pages, NCJ 236429.
This examination of sexual-assault, domestic-violence, and stalking cases reported to Alaska State Troopers during various time periods addressed characteristics of suspects, victims, incidents, witnesses, and legal resolution, with attention to predictors of legal resolutions, and whether rural cases were less likely to have successful legal resolutions.
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Lifecourse Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Help-Seeking among Filipina, Indian, and Pakistani Women: Implications for Justice System Responses (July 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 236174.
The goal of this research project is to enhance the understanding of Asian battered women's experiences in seeking help from the criminal justice system (CJS) and other (non-CJS) programs and develop recommendations for system responses to IPV in Asian communities.
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Perspectives on Civil Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Cases: The Rural and Urban Divide (June 2010)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 5 pages, NCJ 230410.
This study examined the impact of civil protective orders against perpetrators of domestic violence on the safety of their victims in five Kentucky jurisdictions.
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us (June 2010)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 3 pages, NCJ 230412.
This article summarizes the contributions of a three-member expert panel that participated in a seminar entitled, “Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us.”
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
The Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse (March 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 45 pages, NCJ 229913.
This study reviews the research on the extent to which one or more economic dimensions (income, employment status, or status incompatibility) are at least minimally correlated with one or more variations of family violence (intimate partner abuse, child abuse, or elder abuse).
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A National Portrait of Domestic Violence Courts (December 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 161 pages, NCJ 229659.
In providing a comprehensive national profile of domestic violence courts (DVCs), this study explored how criminal DVCs have evolved, their rationale, and how their operations vary across the United States.
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Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Large Urban Counties (October 2009)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 12 pages, NCJ 228193.
Examines the characteristics and processing of 3,750 cases of intimate partner violence, filed in the state courts of 16 large urban counties in May 2002. Topics covered include the types of charges filed against defendants, incident-specific information such as victim injury, defendant weapon use, evidence obtained, adjudication outcomes, and sentences imposed on convicted defendants.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Female Victims of Violence (September 2009)
BJS, Report, BJS Selected Findings, 8 pages, NCJ 228356.
This report provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females.
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Part Of the BJS Selected Findings Series
Kentucky Civil Protective Order Study: A Rural and Urban Multiple Perspective Study of Protective Order Violation Consequences, Responses, and Costs (September 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 182 pages, NCJ 228350.
This study compared the effectiveness, enforcement, and cost-effectiveness of civil protective orders (POs) in protecting victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) in rural and urban areas of Kentucky.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report)
Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges (June 2009)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research Report, 106 pages, NCJ 225722.
This report describes for practitioners what the research tells us about domestic violence, including its perpetrators and victims, the impact of current responses to it and, more particularly, the implications of that research for day-to-day, real-world responses to domestic violence by law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges.
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Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series
Study of the Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on the Workplace (May 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 121 pages, NCJ 227266.
This study of the effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the workplace examined the prevalence of IPV among employed individuals, how IPV affected the personal and professional well-being of employees, its costs for employers, and the interactions between employed IPV victims and their coworkers.
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Domestic Assaults by Juvenile Offenders (November 2008)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 8 pages, NCJ 219180.
This report analyzes data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Incident-Based Reporting System by a large sample of law enforcement agencies from 30 States.
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Domestic Assaults by Juvenile Offenders (November 2008)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 8 pages, NCJ 219180.
This report analyzes data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Incident-Based Reporting System by a large sample of law enforcement agencies from 30 States.
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Evaluation of the Judicial Oversight Demonstration: Findings and Lessons on Implementation (June 2008)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research Report, 21 pages, NCJ 219077.
This report discusses the Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative, an effort to improve the provision of services to victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), increase victim safety, and hold offenders more accountable. The report reveals some of the findings of an evaluation of the initiative, and presents lessons learned about implementing court-involved IPV prevention programs.
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Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series
Testing and Evaluation of the Use of Polygraphs to Combat Violence Against Women, Final Report (March 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 62 pages, NCJ 222115.
In examining the applicability of polygraph to postconviction management of high-risk domestic-violence probationers, this study tested whether polygraph provides information about risky behaviors unknown to criminal justice personnel that is predictive of additional near-term arrests.
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Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response: Final Report (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 222459.
This federally funded research project examines Rhode Island’s population of all women 50 and over who were victims of domestic violence reported to law enforcement over an entire year, offering a more complete profile of older women abuse, their abusers, the abuse, and the response of State authorities to their reported abuse.
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Impact of Proactive Enforcement of No-Contact Orders on Victim Safety and Repeat Victimization (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 173 pages, NCJ 228003.
This study examined whether police proactive enforcement of court-imposed no-contact orders (NCOs) on offenders in misdemeanor domestic violence cases increased victim knowledge about NCOs, reduced contact between offenders and victims, and increased victim safety and sense of well-being.
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Pretrial Innovations for Domestic Violence Offenders and Victims: Lessons From the Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative (August 2007)
NIJ, 15 pages, NCJ 216041.
This report discusses how pretrial innovations for domestic violence cases were implemented in three demonstration sites as part of the Judicial Oversight Demonstration project. The goal is to increase victim safety while holding offenders accountable. The report describes the pretrial strategies used, key aspects of their implementation, and lessons learned for other jurisdictions wishing to try similar innovations.
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Final Report on the Evaluation of the Judicial Oversight Demonstration: Executive Summary (2007)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 27 pages, NCJ 219386.
This paper presents a summation of the federally supported Judicial Oversight Demonstration (JOD) evaluation with findings from all three JOD sites (Wisconsin, Michigan, and Massachusetts). Highlights of key findings on the impact of the JOD are presented from three primary outcomes: victim well-being, offender accountability, and perceptions and revictimization.
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Use and Outcomes of Protection Orders by Battered Immigrant Women (October 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 261 pages, NCJ 218255.
This study examined the decision-making factors, accessibility, and effectiveness of civil protection orders for immigrant women abused by their intimate partners in the United States.
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Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Battered Women: A National Survey of the Courts' Capacity to Provide Protection Orders (June 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 209 pages, NCJ 216072.
This federally supported study explored the capacity of Limited English Proficient (LEP) petitioners, specifically battered women to receive orders of protection.
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American Indians and Crime: A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002 (December 2004)
BJS, 56 pages, NCJ 203097.
This report presents data analysis on the effects and consequences of violent crime among American Indians. From 1976 to 2001, an estimated 3,738 American Indians were murdered. Data also shows that the rate of violent victimization, estimated from responses by American Indians, is well above that of other U.S. racial or ethnic subgroups and is more than twice as high as the national average.
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Violence Against Women: Identifying Risk Factors, Research in Brief (November 2004)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research in Brief, 16 pages, NCJ 197019.
This NIJ Research in Brief addresses whether sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence are risk factors for becoming a victim of violence against women as an adult.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
Documenting Domestic Violence: How Health Care Providers Can Help Victims, Research in Brief (September 2001)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research in Brief, 6 pages, NCJ 188564.
This NIJ Research in Brief outlines how health care providers can improve the admissibility of evidence and strengthen the case of domestic violence victims by keeping well-documented medical records.
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Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
Effects of Arrest on Intimate Partner Violence: New Evidence From the Spouse Assault Replication Program, Research in Brief (July 2001)
NIJ, NIJ Research in Brief, 15 pages, NCJ 188199.
This report details a multisite analysis designed to determine whether arrest was more effective at reducing subsequent domestic assault than therapeutic methods, such as on-scene counseling or temporary separation. Results revealed that arrest was associated with less repeat offending.
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Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey (July 2000)
NIJ, NIJ Research Report, 69 pages, NCJ 181867.
This NIJ Report compares intimate partner victimization rates across gender, race, and same-sex and opposite-sex cohabitants and examines the rate of injury, victims' use of medical services, and other risk factors.
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Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series
Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends (March 1998)
BJS, 57 pages, NCJ 167237.
This report compiles data from BJS and the FBI on violence between people who have an intimate relationship—spouses, exspouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, and former boyfriends and girlfriends.
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Batterer Programs: What Criminal Justice Agencies Need to Know (1998)
NIJ, NIJ Research in Action, 12 pages, NCJ 171683.
This NIJ Report provides judges and probation officers with basic information about batterer treatment program goals and methods. It summarizes the range of programming available (from "mainstream" to innovative approaches) throughout the country.
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Civil Protection Orders: Victims' Views on Effectiveness (1997)
NIJ, NIJ Research Preview, FS 000191.
This NIJ Preview concludes that victims' views on the effectiveness of protection orders vary with how accessible the courts are for victims and how well established the links are between public and private services and support resources for victims.
PDF | TEXT
Part Of the NIJ Research Preview Series
Female Victims of Violent Crime (December 1996)
BJS, Report, BJS Selected Findings, 3 pages, NCJ 162602.
This report includes victimization trend data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program's Supplementary Homicide Reports. It summarizes data on both fatal and nonfatal violence between intimates (present or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend) as opposed to relatives, friends or acquaintances, and strangers.
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Part Of the BJS Selected Findings Series
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Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends (June 2014)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, NCJ 245959.
This report examines the seasonal patterns in violent and property crime victimization in the United States from 1993 to 2010. Seasonal patterns are periodic fluctuations in the victimization rates that tend to occur at the same time each year. The report describes seasonal patterns in property crime (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and other household theft) and violent victimization (rape and sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault). It also presents seasonal trends in other forms of violence, including intimate partner violence, victimizations involving a weapon, and violence resulting in injury.
PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012 (April 2014)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 21 pages, NCJ 244697.
This report presents estimates on nonfatal domestic violence from 2003 to 2012. Domestic violence includes victimization committed by current or former intimate partners (spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends), parents, children, siblings, and other relatives. This report focuses on the level and pattern of domestic violence over time, highlighting selected victim and incident characteristics. Incident characteristics include the type of violence, the offender's use of a weapon, victim injury and medical treatment, and whether the incident was reported to police. The report provides estimates of acquaintance and stranger violence for comparison.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2013 (December 2013)
NIJ, 189 pages, NCJ 223572.
This regularly updated compendium lists and briefly describes all of the projects funded under the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program.
Abstract | PDF (Full Document) | PDF (Title) | PDF (Table of Contents) | PDF (Part A) | PDF (Part B) | PDF (Part C) | PDF (Part D) | PDF (Part E) | PDF (Part F) | PDF (Part G) | PDF (Part H) | PDF (Part I) | PDF (Part J) | PDF (Grants Index)
Intimate Partner Violence: Attributes of Victimization, 1993-2011 (November 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 243300.
This report presents data on trends in nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2011. Intimate partner violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend. This report focuses on attributes of the victimization such as the type of crime, type of attack, whether the victim was threatened before the attack, use of a weapon by the offender, victim injury, and medical treatment received for injuries. The report also describes ways these attributes of the victimization may be used to measure seriousness or severity of the incident.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Criminal Victimization, 2012 (October 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Bulletins, 17 pages, NCJ 243389.
Presents 2012 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States. This bulletin includes violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft). It describes the annual change from 2011 and analyzes 10-year trends from 2003 through 2012. The bulletin includes estimates of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and injury and use of weapons in violent victimization. It also describes the characteristics of victims.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Bulletins Series
OVC Builds Capacity To Serve Crime Victims in Indian Country (July 2013)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000393.
This fact sheet describes OVC's efforts to support American Indian/Alaska Native victims of crime by forging innovative partnerships to develop and expand exemplary tribal programs and services; and maintaining established programs that focus on culturally specific training, technical assistance, and case management, among other services.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
OVC Report to the Nation 2013, Fiscal Years 2011-2012: Transforming Today's Vision into Tomorrow's Reality (June 2013)
OVC, Report, 0 pages, NCJ 242598.
OVC's Report to the Nation summarizes the progress made in upholding crime victims' rights and providing high-quality services to victims, survivors, and communities during fiscal years 2011−2012. The online report highlights innovative programs and victim-centered initiatives, summarizes financial support to states and U.S. territories, and provides insight into OVC's strategic efforts to address both emerging and enduring challenges in order to expand and enhance victim assistance throughout the Nation.
Abstract | HTML
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
Practical Implications of Current Intimate Partner Violence Research for Victim Advocates and Service Providers (January 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 260 pages, NCJ 244348.
This report expands and enhances the 2009 report titled "Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges" to address the practical implications of current domestic violence research for victim advocates and service providers.
Abstract | PDF
Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010 (November 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 17 pages, NCJ 239203.
The report presents data on nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2010. Intimate partner violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country Guide/DVD (October 2012)
OVC, OVC Videos, 40 pages, NCJ 238639.
This DVD and companion facilitator's guide provide guidance on how to successfully prosecute in federal court domestic violence offenders who commit crimes in Indian Country. The video incorporates case studies of actual prosecutions, while the guide provides an overview of relevant legal principles and key points for discussion. The materials also discuss circumstances common in tribal domestic violence prosecutions, such as offender recidivism, recanting victims, safety planning, and federal and tribal criminal justice and social service professionals working collaboratively to ensure victims' safety and community justice.
Abstract | PDF (Facilitator's Guide) | HTML | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Intimate Partner Violence (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 22 pages, NCJ 240573.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
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Part Of the OVC Training Series
OVC HELP Series for Crime Victims (June 2012)
OVC
This series of nine brochures features information and resources for victims of crime and victim service professionals on the topics of assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking. Each brochure defines a type of victimization; discusses what to do if you are a victim of this crime and where to go for help; and provides resources for more information and assistance.
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Voice of the Victim: A Perspectives Spotlight Issue (2012)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 100 pages, NCJ 238382.
Through OVC support, this special edition of the American Probation and Parole Association's Perspectives provides a collection of informative, thought-provoking articles to support community corrections professionals in incorporating victims' rights and services into daily practice. This resource teaches readers that victims' rights to information, notification, restitution, and participation are an integral component of community corrections.
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Effectiveness of Coordinated Outreach in Intimate Partner Violence Cases: A Randomized, Longitudinal Design (March 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 142 pages, NCJ 238480.
The current study tested the prediction that early coordinated victim outreach would improve criminal justice outcomes as well as increase victim safety and empowerment among victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). In collaboration with research, criminal justice, and community-based partners, this project evaluated an innovative outreach program for racially and ethnically diverse IPV victims whose cases had come to the attention of the criminal justice system.
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The Greenbook Initiative Final Evaluation Report (January 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 233290.
This final evaluation report on the implementation of the Greenbook Initiative (GI) - which consists of guidelines proposed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for intervening effectively in cases of domestic violence and child maltreatment - assesses the extent to which GI implementation activities facilitated cross-system and within-system change and practice in child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and domestic-violence service providers.
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Consumer Rights Screening Tool for Domestic Violence Advocates and Lawyers (2011)
OVC-Sponsored, Bulletin, 20 pages, NCJ 236432.
Professionals who serve domestic violence survivors must understand the consumer law problems survivors face. This screening tool provides an overview of consumer issues survivors face and discusses how to identify these issues in the course of one's client work.
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Course of Domestic Abuse among Chicago's Elderly: Risk Factors, Protective Behaviors, and Police Intervention (December 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 132 pages, NCJ 232623.
This study examines if and how risk factors and protective behaviors affect the course of abuse over time, and the role of the police in intervening with elderly victims of domestic abuse and/or neglect.
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Multiple Perspectives on Battered Mothers and their Children Fleeing to the United States for Safety: A Study of Hague Convention Cases (December 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Journal, 405 pages, NCJ 232624.
This report focuses on the situations of women who experienced abuse in another country and came to the United States in an effort to protect themselves and their children, but who then faced civil actions in U.S. state or federal courts for child abduction under international legal agreements.
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Risks of Violence in Major Daily Activities: United States, 2003-2005 (November 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 549 pages, NCJ 232436.
Using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and American Time Use Survey, activity- and place-specific rates of violence are calculated to determine (a) which activity or type of place is the most dangerous, (b) the relative risk of activities and types of place, and (c) how activity- and place-specific risks vary between demographic subgroups.
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Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking (August 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 246 pages, NCJ 236429.
This examination of sexual-assault, domestic-violence, and stalking cases reported to Alaska State Troopers during various time periods addressed characteristics of suspects, victims, incidents, witnesses, and legal resolution, with attention to predictors of legal resolutions, and whether rural cases were less likely to have successful legal resolutions.
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In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 137 pages, NCJ 227928.
This two-DVD package and training guide (NCJ 227928) uses the voices of older victims to facilitate a dialog among a range of professionals about the dynamics of abuse, the barriers these victims have to overcome to live free from abuse, and interventions and potential collaborations that may be effective in such cases. In addition to individual segments with victims, family members, victim service providers, and allied professionals, the DVDs include several topical segments and a montage of victim and advocate voices designed for use by policymakers. It also includes an interactive role play between a parish nurse and an adult daughter caring for her father intended to help professionals recognize justifications for elder mistreatment. A trainer's guide, which accompanies these DVDs, provides background on the victims and discussion questions targeted at a variety of professional audiences.
Abstract | PDF (Trainer's Guide) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 1) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 2) | Video (Disc 1 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 1 .mov Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Lifecourse Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Help-Seeking among Filipina, Indian, and Pakistani Women: Implications for Justice System Responses (July 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 236174.
The goal of this research project is to enhance the understanding of Asian battered women's experiences in seeking help from the criminal justice system (CJS) and other (non-CJS) programs and develop recommendations for system responses to IPV in Asian communities.
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Perspectives on Civil Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Cases: The Rural and Urban Divide (June 2010)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 5 pages, NCJ 230410.
This study examined the impact of civil protective orders against perpetrators of domestic violence on the safety of their victims in five Kentucky jurisdictions.
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us (June 2010)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 3 pages, NCJ 230412.
This article summarizes the contributions of a three-member expert panel that participated in a seminar entitled, “Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us.”
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
The Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse (March 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 45 pages, NCJ 229913.
This study reviews the research on the extent to which one or more economic dimensions (income, employment status, or status incompatibility) are at least minimally correlated with one or more variations of family violence (intimate partner abuse, child abuse, or elder abuse).
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What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
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A National Portrait of Domestic Violence Courts (December 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 161 pages, NCJ 229659.
In providing a comprehensive national profile of domestic violence courts (DVCs), this study explored how criminal DVCs have evolved, their rationale, and how their operations vary across the United States.
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Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Large Urban Counties (October 2009)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 12 pages, NCJ 228193.
Examines the characteristics and processing of 3,750 cases of intimate partner violence, filed in the state courts of 16 large urban counties in May 2002. Topics covered include the types of charges filed against defendants, incident-specific information such as victim injury, defendant weapon use, evidence obtained, adjudication outcomes, and sentences imposed on convicted defendants.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Female Victims of Violence (September 2009)
BJS, Report, BJS Selected Findings, 8 pages, NCJ 228356.
This report provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females.
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Part Of the BJS Selected Findings Series
Kentucky Civil Protective Order Study: A Rural and Urban Multiple Perspective Study of Protective Order Violation Consequences, Responses, and Costs (September 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 182 pages, NCJ 228350.
This study compared the effectiveness, enforcement, and cost-effectiveness of civil protective orders (POs) in protecting victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) in rural and urban areas of Kentucky.
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Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges (June 2009)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research Report, 106 pages, NCJ 225722.
This report describes for practitioners what the research tells us about domestic violence, including its perpetrators and victims, the impact of current responses to it and, more particularly, the implications of that research for day-to-day, real-world responses to domestic violence by law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges.
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Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series
Study of the Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on the Workplace (May 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 121 pages, NCJ 227266.
This study of the effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the workplace examined the prevalence of IPV among employed individuals, how IPV affected the personal and professional well-being of employees, its costs for employers, and the interactions between employed IPV victims and their coworkers.
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Victim Impact: Listen and Learn Curriculum (February 2009)
OVC, 286 pages, NCJ 224257.
This OVC-funded curriculum is geared toward helping offenders to become aware of the impact that crime has on victims and then to take responsibility and make amends for their actions. The online-only curriculum consists of 13 units, built around 10 core crime topics: property crime, assault, robbery, hate and bias, gang violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drunk and impaired driving, and homicide, plus chapters on implementing the program, the victim experience and making amends to victims. Victims and survivors speak about their experiences in the accompanying video clips.
Abstract | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 1) | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 2) | PDF (Participant Workbook) | HTML
Domestic Assaults by Juvenile Offenders (November 2008)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 8 pages, NCJ 219180.
This report analyzes data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Incident-Based Reporting System by a large sample of law enforcement agencies from 30 States.
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Domestic Assaults by Juvenile Offenders (November 2008)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 8 pages, NCJ 219180.
This report analyzes data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Incident-Based Reporting System by a large sample of law enforcement agencies from 30 States.
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Victim Impact: Listen and Learn (September 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223072.
This 57-minute DVD features the first-person accounts of 14 men and women who share their experiences as crime victims and the ripple effect that victimization can have on family members and the community at large. It is an effective training resource for victim service providers seeking to improve their understanding of the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological effects of crime.
Abstract | HTML (Clip Transcript) | HTML (Electronic Only Curriculum) | Video (WMV Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Evaluation of the Judicial Oversight Demonstration: Findings and Lessons on Implementation (June 2008)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research Report, 21 pages, NCJ 219077.
This report discusses the Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative, an effort to improve the provision of services to victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), increase victim safety, and hold offenders more accountable. The report reveals some of the findings of an evaluation of the initiative, and presents lessons learned about implementing court-involved IPV prevention programs.
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Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series
Testing and Evaluation of the Use of Polygraphs to Combat Violence Against Women, Final Report (March 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 62 pages, NCJ 222115.
In examining the applicability of polygraph to postconviction management of high-risk domestic-violence probationers, this study tested whether polygraph provides information about risky behaviors unknown to criminal justice personnel that is predictive of additional near-term arrests.
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Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response: Final Report (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 222459.
This federally funded research project examines Rhode Island’s population of all women 50 and over who were victims of domestic violence reported to law enforcement over an entire year, offering a more complete profile of older women abuse, their abusers, the abuse, and the response of State authorities to their reported abuse.
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Impact of Proactive Enforcement of No-Contact Orders on Victim Safety and Repeat Victimization (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 173 pages, NCJ 228003.
This study examined whether police proactive enforcement of court-imposed no-contact orders (NCOs) on offenders in misdemeanor domestic violence cases increased victim knowledge about NCOs, reduced contact between offenders and victims, and increased victim safety and sense of well-being.
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Pretrial Innovations for Domestic Violence Offenders and Victims: Lessons From the Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative (August 2007)
NIJ, 15 pages, NCJ 216041.
This report discusses how pretrial innovations for domestic violence cases were implemented in three demonstration sites as part of the Judicial Oversight Demonstration project. The goal is to increase victim safety while holding offenders accountable. The report describes the pretrial strategies used, key aspects of their implementation, and lessons learned for other jurisdictions wishing to try similar innovations.
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Final Report on the Evaluation of the Judicial Oversight Demonstration: Executive Summary (2007)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 27 pages, NCJ 219386.
This paper presents a summation of the federally supported Judicial Oversight Demonstration (JOD) evaluation with findings from all three JOD sites (Wisconsin, Michigan, and Massachusetts). Highlights of key findings on the impact of the JOD are presented from three primary outcomes: victim well-being, offender accountability, and perceptions and revictimization.
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Use and Outcomes of Protection Orders by Battered Immigrant Women (October 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 261 pages, NCJ 218255.
This study examined the decision-making factors, accessibility, and effectiveness of civil protection orders for immigrant women abused by their intimate partners in the United States.
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Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Battered Women: A National Survey of the Courts' Capacity to Provide Protection Orders (June 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 209 pages, NCJ 216072.
This federally supported study explored the capacity of Limited English Proficient (LEP) petitioners, specifically battered women to receive orders of protection.
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Multimedia Program To Improve Criminal Justice System Participation and Reduce Distress Among Physically Injured Crime Victims (April 2006)
OVC, 8 pages, NCJ 212974.
This multimedia program offers victims an educational DVD, brochure, and bulletin for use during their hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.
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American Indians and Crime: A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002 (December 2004)
BJS, 56 pages, NCJ 203097.
This report presents data analysis on the effects and consequences of violent crime among American Indians. From 1976 to 2001, an estimated 3,738 American Indians were murdered. Data also shows that the rate of violent victimization, estimated from responses by American Indians, is well above that of other U.S. racial or ethnic subgroups and is more than twice as high as the national average.
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Family Violence: An Intervention Model for Dental Professionals (December 2004)
OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 11 pages, NCJ 204004.
Because most domestic violence injuries are to the head and neck, dentists are in a unique position to identify victims. This bulletin describes a training model that teaches dental professionals how to recognize symptoms and patterns of abuse, create a safe environment for disclosure, intervene appropriately when abuse is suspected, refer patients to appropriate services, and file mandatory reports.
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Part Of the OVC Others Series
Violence Against Women: Identifying Risk Factors, Research in Brief (November 2004)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research in Brief, 16 pages, NCJ 197019.
This NIJ Research in Brief addresses whether sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence are risk factors for becoming a victim of violence against women as an adult.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
Documenting Domestic Violence: How Health Care Providers Can Help Victims, Research in Brief (September 2001)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research in Brief, 6 pages, NCJ 188564.
This NIJ Research in Brief outlines how health care providers can improve the admissibility of evidence and strengthen the case of domestic violence victims by keeping well-documented medical records.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
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