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JUDICIAL / COURTS

50 THINGS A Judge CAN DO ABOUT Domestic Violence TODAY, Mike Brigner.

ABUSED WOMEN HAVE FRIENDS IN COURT, Sarah Lundy, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL: May 14, 2007. Copyright © 2007 Sentinel Communications Co.

ADDRESSING ECONOMIC SECURITY IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND STALKING CASES: A JUDICIAL BENCH CARD, Economic Security for Survivors Project, Wider Opportunities for Women, Washington, DC: 2014.

ADDRESSING INTIMATE PARTNER ABUSE IN RURAL JURISDICTIONS USING A PROBLEM-SOLVING COURT MODEL, Kyle Marie Stock, Austin, TX: December 2008.

‘Beeper Judge’ Program Successful Helping Domestic Violence Victims, Brian Hamlin, Times-Herald, Vallejo, CA: March 6, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Times-Herald.

Beware Family Court: What Victims and Advocates Should Know (English and Español), Marie De Santis, Women’s Justice Center, Santa Rosa, CA: 2005. Copyright © 2005 Marie De Santis, Women’s Justice Center.

Beyond Blakely: Implications of the Booker Decision for State Sentencing Systems, Jon Wool, State Sentencing and Corrections Policy and Practice Review, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY: February 2005. Copyright © 2005 Vera Institute of Justice. See Blakely v. Washington and United States v. Booker.

BIRTH PARENTS WITH TRAUMA HISTORIES AND THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM: A GUIDE FOR JUDGES AND ATTORNEYS, NCTSN Child Welfare Committee, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Los Angeles, CA, and Durham, NC: 2011.

Blakely v. Washington

THE BRONX FAMILY TREATMENT COURT 2005-2010 ~ IMPACT ON FAMILY COURT OUTCOMES AND PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCES AND PERCEPTIONS, Sarah Picard-Fritsche, Jennifer Bryan, Dana Kralstein and Erin Farley, Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY: August 2011.

"BUT MOST OF ALL, THEY FOUGHT TOGETHER": JUDICIAL ATTRIBUTIONS FOR SENTENCES IN CONVICTING BATTERED WOMEN WHO KILL, Elisabeth C. Wells, Psychology of Women Quarterly (volume 36, number 3, pages 350-364), Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA: September 2012. Copyright © 2012 Sage.

CHILD AND FAMILY LAW COURTS MEET BRAIN SCIENCE (video), National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV: July 21, 2014.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Judiciary, First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI: May 25-26, 2010.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS FOR INTIMATE PARTNER SEXUAL VIOLENCE TRAINING CONFERENCE, Judiciary, First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii and Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Honolulu, HI: May 28-29, 2008.

COURT DIVERSION (video), Vermont Association of Court Diversion Programs, Montpelier, VT: 2013.

Court Screwups Ruining Case Against Kobe: Eagle County Clerks Obviously Need Computer Lessons, Michael Ventre, MSNBC.com, July 29, 2004. Copyright © 2004 NBC Sports.com.

THE COURT'S GUIDE TO SAFETY AND ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, Wider Opportunities for Women, Washington, DC: 2014.

"COURTHOUSE" OR "COMFORT" DOGS RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, National District Attorneys Association, Alexandria, VA: November 19, 2011.

A COURTROOM FOR ALL ~ CREATING CHILD- AND ADOLESCENT-FAIR COURTROOMS, Allie Phillips and Susanne Walters, National District Attorneys Association, Alexandria, VA and National Child Protection Training Center, Winona, MN: May 2013.

CRAWFORD V. WASHINGTON

Crime Victims’ Rights Enforcement Project, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR:  November 28, 2006.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRENDS ~ KEY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES IN SENTENCING POLICY, 2001-2010, Adrienne Austin, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY: September 2010. Copyright © 2010 Vera Institute of Justice.

Davis v. Washington and HAMMON V. INDIANA

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & THE COURTROOM ~ Understanding the Problem…Knowing the Victim, American Judges Association, Williamsburg, VA.

Domestic Violence AS A MITIGATING FACTOR IN SENTENCING FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENSES, Danielle Tierney, Austin, TX: May 15, 2009.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BENCHBOOK: A GUIDE TO CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS (third edition ~ scroll down), Michigan Judicial Institute, Lansing, MI: updates January 2012 - May 1, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Michigan Judicial Institute.

Domestic Violence Benchbooks & Tools for Judges: Resource Guide, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA.

Domestic Violence Bail Resources, compiled by Mike Brigner.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENDANTS MORE LIKELY TO BE CONVICTED THAN NON-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENDANTS, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Washington, DC: February 8, 2008. See State Court Processing of Domestic Violence Cases.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION SYSTEM: A MODEL FOR RESPONSE TO WOMAN ABUSE, Barbara J. Hart, 1990, Barbara J. Hart’s Collected Writings, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, St. Paul, MN. Copyright © 1995-2004 Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE JUDICIAL EDUCATION ~ Components of an Effective Program, Robert A. Fall.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DEVELOPING BRAINS, AND THE LIFESPAN ~ NEW KNOWLEDGE FROM NEUROSCIENCE, Lynn Hecht Schafran, Judge's Journal (volume 53 [3], pages 32-37), Summer 2014. Copyright © 2014 Lynn Hecht Schafran. Posted with permission from the author.

ELDER ABUSE TOOLKITS FOR PROSECUTORS AND COURTS, Center for Elders and the Courts, Williamsburg, VA: 2013.

Engaging Respondents in Civil Restraining Order Cases: A New Approach to Victim Safety, Enhancing Judicial Oversight in Domestic Violence Cases Series, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY: June 2006.

EVALUATION OF COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES / GUARDIANS AD LITEM VOLUNTEER IMPACT ~ JUDICIAL SURVEY (executive summary), National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, Seattle, WA: September 2005.

THE EVALUATION OF MILWAUKEE’S JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT DEMONSTRATION, Adele Harrell, Megan Schaffer, Christine DeStefano and Jennifer Castro, Urban Institute Justice Policy Center, Washington, DC: April 2006. Copyright © 2006 Urban Institute.

FAMILY VIOLENCE FORUM, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA. Copyright © National Center for State Courts.

Technology (Volume 4, Number 1), Spring 2005

(Volume 3, Number 3), Fall / Winter 2004

Federal Court Proceedings Feature Many Languages, U.S. Courts, Washington, DC: July 31, 2006.

Firearms and Domestic Violence: A PRIMER FOR JUDGES, Darren Mitchell and Susan B. Carbon, Court Review (volume 39, issue 2), American Judges Association, Williamsburg, VA: Summer 2002.

FOR ARBITERS IN CUSTODY BATTLES, WIDE POWER AND LITTLE SCRUTINY, Leslie Eaton, The New York Times, New York, NY: May 23, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The New York Times Company.

For the Sake of Safety, Accountability, and Community: Referring Offenders to Certified Batterer’s Intervention Programs, Ronda Redden Reitz.

FRIEND OF THE COURT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCE BOOK (revised edition ~ scroll down), Michigan Judicial Institute, Lansing, MI: updated January 2012 - May 1, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Michigan Judicial Institute.

FROM THE ER TO THE COURTROOM: INTERPRETING IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES (slides 19-22), Nicole Lesser, Office of the Trial Courts, Boston, MA.

Full Faith and Credit Judge’s Bench Card, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV. Copyright © 1998-2004 Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.

FuTURE TRENDS in STATE COURTS 2012 ~ SPECIAL FOCUS ON COURTS AND COMMUNITY, Carol R. Flango, Amy M. McDowell, Deborah W. Saunders, Nora E. Sydow, Charles F. Campbell and Neal B. Kauder, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA: 2012. Copyright © 2012 National Center for State Courts.

A GUIDE TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR STATE COURTS, National Association for Court Management, State Justice Institute and Human Trafficking and the State Courts Collaborative, July 2014.

THE HAGUE CONVENTION ON THE CIVIL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION IN CASES INVOLVING ALLEGATIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ~ A MINNESOTA BENCH GUIDE, The Hague Domestic Violence Project, October 2011.

IF I'M 'THE PARTY,' WHERE'S THE CAKE?: THE NEED FOR COMPREHENSIVE CHILD-WITNESS COURT PREPARATION PROGRAMS, Joddie Walker, Center Piece (volume 3, issue 1), National Child Protection Training Center, Winona, MN: 2011.

IMMIGRATION BENCHBOOK FOR JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURT JUDGES, Angie Junck, Sally Kinoshita and Katherine Brady, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, CA:  July 2010.

IMPACT OF DIFFERENTIAL SENTENCING SEVERITY FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES AND ALL OTHER OFFENSES OVER ABUSERS' LIFE SPANS, Andy Klein, David Centerbar, Steven Keller and Jessica Klein, January 2014.

In Problem-Solving Court, Judges Turn Therapist, Leslie Eaton and Leslie Kaufman, The New York Times, New York, NY: April 26, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The New York Times Company.

In the News: Recommendations for State Courts Handling Domestic Violence, The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, New York Office of Court Administration, New York, NY: 2005. Read Position Paper on Safety and Accountability: State Courts and Domestic Violence.

INTIMATE PARTNER SEXUAL ASSAULT – ADJUDICATING THIS HIDDEN DIMENSION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES, National Judicial Education Program, New York, NY: 2008.

JUDGES FIND CASA VOLUNTEERS USEFUL AND EFFECTIVE – BUT IN LIMITED SUPPLY, National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, Seattle, WA: November 2005. Read executive summary or full report of survey.

JUDGES GUIDE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES..., Judicial Council of California / Administrative Office of the Courts, San Francisco, CA: 2004. Copyright © 2004 Judicial Council of California / Administrative Office of the Courts.

...Immigration and Domestic Violence

...Stalking

JUDGES MUST CITE REASONS FOR DENYING RESTRAINING ORDERS, Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA: October 25, 2007. Copyright © 2007 Hearst Communications, Inc.

JUDGES TELL: WHAT I WISH I HAD KNOWN BEFORE I PRESIDED IN AN ADULT VICTIM SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE, National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum and National Association of Women Judges, updated August 15, 2012. Copyright © National Judicial Education Program.

THE Judicial FAMILY HANDBOOK ~ A RESOURCE FOR IDAHO JUDGES AND THEIR FAMILIES, Wellness Committee, Idaho Supreme Court, Boise, ID: revised January 28, 2010.

A Judicial GUIDE TO CHILD SAFETY IN CUSTODY CASES, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV: February 2008.

THE JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT DEMONSTRATION: CULMINATING REPORT ON THE EVALUATION, Adele Harrell, Christy Visher, Lisa Newmark and Jennifer Yahner, NIJ Research for Practice, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC: February 2009.

Judicial Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: CURRICULA, BENCHBOOKS, Publications and Useful WebSites, compiled by National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Austin, TX: June 2004: revised September 2006.

JUDICIAL RESPONSES THAT EMPOWER BATTERED WOMEN, James Ptacek, "Battered Women in the Courtroom: The Power of Judicial Responses," Northeastern University Press, 1999.

Judicial Review Hearings in Domestic Violence Cases, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY.

judicial review hearings: keeping courts on the case, Enhancing Judicial Oversight in Domestic Violence Cases Series, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY: June 2006.

juROR RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA (poster), National Center for State Courts and Center for Jury Studies, Williamsburg, VA: 2014. Note: The poster is designed to encourage jurors to follow the court’s instructions and refrain from inappropriate Internet or social media use while serving on a jury. The demand for the poster has been so overwhelming that it is being reprinted and will be available in early November. If your court would like to display the poster, you may pre-order complimentary copies by emailing ghurley@ncsc.org. Courts are free to download copies of the poster.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ISSUES GUIDANCE LETTER TO STATE COURTS REGARDING THEIR OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE LANGUAGE ACCESS, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: August 17, 2010.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT RELEASES NEW PLANNING TOOL TO HELP COURTS PROVIDE ACCESS TO LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT INDIVIDUALS, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: February 28, 2014. See planning tool and read Blog posting of event releasing planning tool.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SELECTS FOUR COURTS TO IDENTIFY PROMISING PRACTICES IN CUSTODY AND VISITATION DECISIONS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURTS, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: November 12, 2013.

Keeping Watch Over Justice / Program Aims to Protect Abuse Victims, But Some Fear It Will Disrupt Courts, Paige Akin, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA: September 13, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Richmond Newspapers, Inc.

L.A. Superior Court Drops Volunteer Judge Who Threatened to Deport Woman, Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA: July 22, 2006. Copyright © 2006 Los Angeles Times.

LANGUAGE ACCESS PLANNING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TOOL FOR COURTS, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: February 2014. See news release and read Blog posting of event releasing planning tool.

LEGAL AND POLICY ANALYSIS: HUMAN RIGHTS IN STATE COURTS 2011 (executive summary and full report), The Opportunity Agenda, New York, NY: August 2011.

LOST IN TRANSLATION? OREGON STRUGGLES TO ENSURE ACCURATE COURT INTERPRETATION FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH, Peter Wong, StatesmanJournal, Salem, OR: September 18, 2005. Copyright © 2005 StatesmanJournal.com.

MAGISTRATE PROTOCOL FOR Domestic Violence CASES – GUIDELINES WITH EMPHASIS ON ISSUES RELATED TO CHILDREN, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, Raleigh, NC: October 2005.

MAIMING THE SOUL: JUDGES, SENTENCING AND THE MYTH OF THE NONVIOLENCE RAPIST, Lynn Hecht Schafran, Fordham Urban Law Journal (volume XX, number 3), 1993. Copyright © 1993 Fordham Urban Law Journal.

MANITOBA JUDGE CRITICIZED FOR SAYING VICTIM'S CLOTHING, ATTITUDE FACTORS IN RAPE, Scott Edmonds, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, MB, CA: February 24, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Winnipeg Free Press.

MARYLAND JUDGE'S Domestic Violence Resource MANUAL, Administrative Office of the Courts of the Maryland Judicial Center, Annapolis, MD: October 1, 2009.

MATERIALS FOR IN-PERSON JUDICIAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION ON CASES INVOLVING ADULT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum, New York, NY: 2011. Review Materials and Resources Listing and register.

MEDICAL FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATIONS: WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT CAN THEY TELL THE COURTS?, National Judicial Education Program, New York, NY: November 2013. Copyright © 2013 National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum. See news release.

Model POLICY FOR PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES ON IMPOSING, MODIFYING AND LIFTING CRIMINAL NO CONTACT ORDERS, Jennifer G. Long, Christopher Mallios and Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Battered Women's Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: February 2010.

MODES OF LIABILITY ~ A REVIEW OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT'S CURRENT JURISPRUDENCE AND PRACTICE (expert paper #1), Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice, The Hague, NL: November 2013. Copyright © 2013 Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice.

A MULTI-SITE ASSESSMENT OF FIVE COURT-FOCUSED ELDER ABUSE INITIATIVES (executive summary and full report), Lori A. Stiegel and Pamela B. Teaster, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging and University of Kentucky College of Public Health Department of Gerontology, June 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 American Bar Association and University of Kentucky Research Foundation.

NAVIGATING CUSTODY & VISITATION EVALUATIONS IN CASES WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A JUDGE'S GUIDE, Clare Dalton, Leslie M. Drozd, and Frances Q. F. Wong, State Justice Institute and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, revised 2006. Copyright © 2004, 2006 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

NEW DIRECTIONS FROM THE FIELD: VICTIMS' RIGHTS AND SERVICES FOR THE 21st CENTURY ~ JUDICIARY, OVW Bulletin, Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: August 1998.

A New Order in the Court, Elizabeth Gettelman, Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA: July 1, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Foundation for National Progress.

New York Courts Untangle Domestic Violence, Juliette Terzieff, Women’s eNews, June 6, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Women’s eNews.

NJC OFFERS NEW RESOURCES TO AID PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT OF 2003, National Judicial College, Reno, NV: December 19, 2007.

No jury, no justice? It seems that way. Regina Brett, Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH: November 17, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Plain Dealer Publishing Co.

OFFICIALS EYE WAY TO WATCH LAWBREAKERS, Mike Redelson, Bucyrus Telegraph Forum, Bucyrus, OH: September 30, 2003.

THE OHIO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BENCHBOOK – A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO COMPETENCE FOR JUDGES & MAGISTRATES (second edition), Mike Brigner, Family Violence Prevention Center at the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, Columbus, OH: 2003.

OVERVIEW FOR JUDGES ON THE INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Jane M. Larrington, Southwest Center for Law and Policy, Tucson, AZ.

PENNSYLVANIA SEXUAL VIOLENCE BENCHBOOK (first edition), Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Enola, PA: 2007. Copyright © 2007 Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

PERSPECTIVES ON STATE COURT LEADERSHIP ~ ..., Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, National Center for State Courts, State Justice Institute and Bureau of Justice Assistance.

... Courts are Conversations: An Argument for Increased Engagement by Court Leaders, Garrett M. Graff, 2012.

... Jury and Jury Use of New Media: A Baseline Exploration, Paula Hannaford-Agor, David B. Rottman and Nicole L. Waters, 2012.

Governance: The Final Frontier, Mary Campbell McQueen, June 2013.

The Politics of Restraint: State Judicial Leadership in the 21st Century, Jeff Amestoy, May 2014.

Sustainable Court Governance: The Critical Role of Court Management, Eric T. Washington and Lisa R. VanDeVeer, August 2013.

POSITION PAPER ON SAFETY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: STATE COURTS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Conference of State Court Administrators, Arlington, VA: November 2004.

PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS OF CURRENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESEARCH: FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES, Andrew R. Klein, NIJ Special Report, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC: June 2009.

PREDICTING AND PREVENTING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC: created March 8, 2013. Read final report.

PRETRIAL INNOVATIONS: SUPPORTING SAFETY AND CASE INTEGRITY, Enhancing Judicial Oversight in Domestic Violence Cases Series, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY: June 2006.

PRETRIAL INNOVATIONS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS AND VICTIMS: LESSONS FROM THE JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT DEMONSTRATION INITIATIVE, Christy Visher, Adele V. Harrell and Lisa C. Newmark, NIJ Research for Practice, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC: August 2007.

Probation Review Hearings Aim to Increase Victim Safety, Paul Dedinsky, NOTICE (volume II, number 2), National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Austin, TX: Fall 2004.

ProbLEM SOLVING COURTS: ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS IN OHIO, Maureen R. Flavin, Institute for Court Management, Court Executive Development Program, Cleveland, OH: May 2009.

Program battles myths inhibiting courtroom parity; Judges learn about rape fallacies, Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH: February 4, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Blade.

promising practices from the judicial oversight demonstration initiative, Enhancing Judicial Oversight in Domestic Violence Cases Series, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY: September 2004.

Prosecuting witness tampering, bail jumping, and battering from behind bars, Enhancing Judicial Oversight in Domestic Violence Cases Series, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY: June 2006.

QUINCY COURT MODEL DOMESTIC ABUSE PROGRAM (video), Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Cambridge, MA: 2011.

RAPED OR "SEDUCED"? HOW LANGUAGE HELPS SHAPE OUR RESPONSE TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE, National Judicial Education Program, New York, NY: September 2013. Copyright © 2009-2013 Legal Momentum. Read news release.

Requisites for any court handling domestic violence cases, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: 2004.

RESTITUTION POLICY AND SURVIVORS, Policy Brief, Wider Opportunities for Women, Washington, DC: October 2012.

SACRAMENTO AND MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURTS (#2009-109), California State Auditor, Sacramento, CA: 2011. Read fact sheet.

SCREENING CASES FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE ISSUES TO DETERMINE SUITABILITY FOR MEDIATION AND OTHER FORMS OF ADR – SCREENING PROTOCOLS AND TOOLS FOR MARYLAND CIRCUIT COURTS, Maryland Judiciary, Annapolis, MD: revised March 16, 2005.

SEEN, HEARD AND ENGAGED:..., National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV. Copyright © National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

A Process Evaluation for Children in Court Hearings, Technical Assistance Bulletin, Theresa L. Bohannan and Crystal Duarte, October 2013.

Children in Dependency Court Hearings, Technical Assistance Bulletin, Elizabeth Whitney Barnes, Andrea Koury and Kristin Kelly, August 2012.

STATE COURT PROCESSING OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES, Erica L. Smith, Matthew R. Durose and Patrick A. Langan, Special Report, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Washington, DC: revised March 12, 2008.

STATE COURTS TO VIDEOTAPE JUDGES' ACTIONS ON BENCH ~ AIM TO IMPROVE TRIAL PERFORMANCE, Jonathan Saltzman, Boston Globe, Boston, MA: March 25, 2005.  Copyright © 2005 Globe Newspaper Company.

STATE LEGISLATIVE APPROACHES TO BAIL OR PRETRIAL RELEASE CONDITIONS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS, Carolyn Ham, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: 2004.

STATEWIDE COORDINATION OF PROBLEM-SOLVING COURTS: A SNAPSHOT OF FIVE STATES, Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY: November 2011.

SUPERVISED VISITATION ~ WHAT COURTS SHOULD KNOW WHEN WORKING WITH SUPERVISED VISITATION PROGRAMS, Samantha Moore and Kathryn Ford, Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY: 2006.

TEEN VIDEOS SHOW HUMAN TOLL OF SCATHING CA AUDIT REPORT, Center for Judicial Excellence, Sacramento, CA: January 24, 2011. Read full report and fact sheet.

THE TEXAS FAMILY VIOLENCE BENCHBOOK, Office of Court Administration, Austin, TX: December 2010 edition.

TEXAS PROGRESSIVE INTERVENTIONS AND SANCTIONS BENCH MANUAL, Community Justice Assistance Division, Austin, TX: 2009.

TOOLKIT FOR COURT PERFORMANCE MEASURES IN CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC: April 2009.

TOOLKITS FOR PROSECUTORS AND COURTS, Center for Elders and the Courts, Williamsburg, VA.

TRENDS IN STATE COURTS ~ SPECIAL FOCUS ON JUVENILE JUSTICE AND ELDER ISSUES, edited by Carol R. Flango, Deborah W. Smith, Nora E. Sydow, Charles F. Campbell and Neal B. Kauder, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA: 2014. Copyright © 2014 National Center for State Courts.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN EDUCATION PROJECT ~ ANNUAL REPORT, OCTOBER 1, 2010 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2011, Judicial Council of California / Administrative Office of the Courts, San Francisco, CA: June 2012. Copyright © 2012 Judicial Council of California / Administrative Office of the Courts.

WHAT EVERY CRIMINAL JUDGE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Jane E. Waters and Jennifer B. Varela, Harris County District Attorney's Office, Houston, TX: Fall 2003.

WHY JUVENILE COURTS SHOULD ADDRESS FAMILY VIOLENCE: PROMISING PRACTICES TO IMPROVE INTERVENTION OUTCOMES, Sarah M. Buel, Juvenile and Family Court Journal (volume 53, number 2), Spring 2002. Copyright © 2002 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.  Reprinted with permission of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Synopsis written by Rus Ervin Funk, Louisville, KY.

Woman Dies 2 Days after Being Shot; Husband Faces Charge of First-Degree Murder, Javier Erik Olvera, Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO: June 16, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Denver Publishing Company.

Working from Inside and Outside Institutions: How Safety Audits Can Help Courts’ Decision Making Around Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment, Ellen Pence and Martha McMahon, Juvenile and Family Court Journal, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV: Fall 2003.

 

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SPECIALIZED COURTS

THE 10 KEY COMPONENTS OF A DRUG COURT, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Alexandria, VA.

2012 NATIONAL DRUG COURT MONTH FIELD KIT ~ DRUG COURTS: WHERE ACCOUNTABILITY MEETS COMPASSION, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Alexandria, VA: May 2012. See National Drug Court Month Resource Center.

ABA POLICY ON VETERANS COURTS (approved by the House of Delegates), American Bar Association, Chicago, IL: February 2010.

ADDICTED TO COURTS: HOW A GROWING DEPENDENCE ON DRUG COURTS IMPACTS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES, Justice Policy Institute, Washington, DC: March 2011.

ADMINISTRATORS' CORNER [focusing on domestic violence courts] (newsletter for STOP state administrators), September / October 2012.

BUFFALO VETERAN'S COURT: MENTORING AND VETERANS HOSPITAL PROGRAM POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL.

A COMMUNITY COURT GROWS IN BROOKLYN: A COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF THE RED HOOK COMMUNITY JUSTICE CENTER, Cynthia G. Lee, Fred L. Cheesman, II, David B. Rottman, Rachel Swaner, Suvi Lambson, Mike Rempel and Ric Curtis, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA: November 2013.

COURTS URGED TO CONSIDER VETS' TRAUMA, William H. McMichael, Navy Times, Springfield, VA: September 12, 2009.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERVENTIONS FOR OFFENDERS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: EVALUATION OF MENTAL HEALTH COURTS IN BRONX AND BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (executive summary and full report), Shelli B. Rossman, Janeen Buck Willison, Kamala Mallik-Kane, KiDeuk Kim, Sara Debus-Sherrill and P. Mitchell Downey, Urban Institute, Washington, DC: February 2012.

CRITICAL CONCERNS IN IRAQ / AFGHANISTAN WAR VETERAN-FORENSIC INTERFACE: VETERANS TREATMENT COURT AS DIVERSION IN RURAL COMMUNITIES, Daniel E. Smee, James McGuire, Thomas Garrick, Shoba Sreenivasan, Daniel Dow and Daniel Woehl, Journal of the Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (volume 41 [2], pages 256-262), 2013. Copyright © 2013 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

DeVELOPMENT OF HOUSTON VETERANS' COURT, Houston, TX.

DISPATCH FROM THE FRONT LINES, an online resource for Veterans Treatment Court professionals, Justice For Vets, Alexandria, VA.

Issue 5, September 2012

Issue 4, August 2012

Issue 3, July 2012

Issue 2, June 2012

Issue 1, April 2012

Domestic Violence Courts: Organization and Procedure Varies, Madelynn Herman, Family Violence Forum (volume 3, number 2), National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA: Summer 2004.

Domestic Violence COURTS: REDUCING PRETRIAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC: August 3, 2009.

THE DRUG COURT Judicial BENCHBOOK, Douglas B. Marlowe and Judge William G. Meyer (ret.) editors, National Drug Court Institute, Alexandria, VA: February 2011.

DRUG COURTS ARE NOT THE ANSWER: TOWARD A HEALTH-CENTERED APPROACH TO DRUG USE, Drug Policy Alliance, Washington, DC: March 2011. Copyright © 2011 Drug Policy Alliance.

DRUG COURTS, National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Assistance, Washington, DC: May 2012.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS PATIENTS IN DIRE NEED OF ESTABLISHED MENTAL HEALTH COURT SYSTEM, Margaret Garib, Health Law Perspectives, Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX: November 2010.

ENHANCING SAFETY AND JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: VOICES OF WOMEN IN THE QUEENS INTEGRATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT, Francesca Levy, Tim Ross and Pamela Guthrie, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY: March 2008.

Family COURTS COME UNDER VOLUNTEERS' WATCH, Alison Bowen, Women's eNews, New York, NY: July 4, 2008. Copyright © 2008 Women's eNews.

FINDING A NEW NORMAL: SPECIAL COURTS HELP VETS REGAIN DISCIPLINE, CAMARADERIE BY TURNING TO MENTORS WHO'VE SERVED, The Military Times Newspapers, William H. McMichael, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Alexandria, VA: February 14, 2011.

FOR VETS, REHAB RATHER THAN PRISON, Ari Melber, The Cycle, MSNBC, January 29, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NBC Universal.

HELP ON THE HOMEFRONT: VETERANS COURT (video), WTVS-TV, Detroit, MI: May 26, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Detroit Public Television.

HENNEPIN COUNTY VETERANS COURT, Minnesota Judicial Branch, Fourth Judicial District and Hennipin County, Minneapolis, MN.

IMPROVING RESPONSES TO PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES ~ THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A MENTAL HEALTH COURT, Bureau of Justice Assistance and Council of State Governments Justice Center, 2007. Copyright © 2007 Council of State Governments Justice Center.

JCS CHAIRMAN NEVER HEARD OF VET COURTS UNTIL THIS WEEK, Bob Brewin, Nextgov, December 4, 2013. Copyright © 2013 National Journal Group, Inc.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FUNDS MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO VETERANS TREATMENT COURTS, Justice for Vets, Alexandria, VA: November 11, 2011.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SELECTS THREE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURTS TO SERVE AS RESOURCES TO SPECIALIZED COURTS NATIONWIDE, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: March 28, 2013.

JUVENILE MENTAL HEALTH COURTS, GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, Rockville, MD.

MAP OF VETERANS TREATMENT COURTS, John Eretschneider, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Alexandria, VA.

THE MOVEMENT TOWARD VETERANS COURTS (abstract), Steven Berenson, Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy (volume 44, issue 37), May / June 2010, Chicago, IL. Copyright © 2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

A NATIONAL PORTRAIT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURTS, Melissa Labriola, Sarah Bradley, Chris S. O'Sullivan, Michael Rempel and Samantha Moore, Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY: December 2009.

PAINTING THE CURRENT PICTURE: A NATIONAL REPORT ON DRUG COURTS AND OTHER PROBLEM-SOLVING COURT PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES, West Huddleston and Douglas B. Marlowe, National Drug Court Institute, Alexandria, VA: July 2011.

PLANNING A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ~ THE NEW YORK EXPERIENCE, Robert V. Wolf, Liberty Aldrich and Samantha Moore, Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY: 2004.

POSSIBLE PReVENTATIVE OR EARLY RESPONSE STRATEGIES FOR VETERANS-In-JUSTICE, Guy Terrill Gambill, Pennsylvania Legal Foundation Teleconference, Gambill on Justice, originally aired March 17, 2012.

PREVIEW: COMING HOME (video), Scott Pelley, 60 Minutes, October 11, 2012. Copyright © 2012 CBS Interactive, Inc.

PRIORITIZING TREATMENT OVER PRISON TIME, Taking the Hill, MSNBC, January 26, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NBC Universal.

PRISON IS NO PLACE FOR VETERANS, Guy Gambill and Tracy Velazquez, Change.org, November 11, 2010. Copyright © 2010 Change.org Inc.

Pro Se Parties a High Priority for Family Court, Adina Matusow, The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia, PA: July 27, 2004. Copyright © 2004 ALM Properties, Inc.

REHAB, NOT JAIL, FOR OUR VETERANS (video), The Cycle, MSNBC, January 30, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NBC Universal.

REPORT FROM WINGSPREAD CONFERENCE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND FAMILY COURTS, Nancy Ver Steegh and Clare Dalton, AFCC eNews (volume 3, number 1), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Madison, WI: February 2008.

A ReSOURCE FOR STATES CONSIDERING ALTERNATIVE JUSTICE RESPONSES FOR MILITARY VETERANS, Guy Terrill Gambill, Gambill on Justice, March 2012. Copyright © 2012 GambillonJustice.

ROUNDTABLE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, MILITARY SERVICE AND THE COURTS, The John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Libertyville, IL: July 18-20, 2010.

A SECOND CHANCE: VETERANS TREATMENT COURTS, Kate Hoit, VAntage Point Blog, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC: March 30, 2011.

SPECIAL COURT IN HENNEPIN COUNTY AIMS TO HELP VETERANS, Jessica Mador, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN: June 24, 2010.

SPECIALIZED CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURTS, Julie A. Helling, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: 1999.

STUDY ON THE EXPERIENCES OF ABUSED WOMEN IN THE FAMILY COURTS IN EIGHT REGIONS IN ONTARIO, Molly Dragiewicz and Walter DeKeseredy, Luke's Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children, Oshawa, ONT, CA: November 2008. Copyright © Queen's Printer for Ontario 2008.

TESTING THE EFFECTS OF NEW YORK'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURTS ~ A STATEWIDE IMPACT EVALUATION, Amanda B. Cissner, Melissa Labriola and Michael Rempel, Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY: February 2013.

TIME FOR A FEDERAL VETERANS COURT, Leila Levinson, The Blog, The Huffington Post, February 28, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com.

TRAVIS COUNTY VETERANS COURT HELPS COMBAT VETERANS OBTAIN TREATMENT AND AVOID CONVICTION, Travis County Veterans Court, Austin, TX: May 2012.

TRAVIS COUNTY VETERANS COURT ~ FY 2012 END OF THE YEAR REPORT, Travis County Veterans Court, Austin, TX: 2012.

"UNIFORM JUSTICE", Need to Know, PBS, Houston, TX: July 9, 2010.

THE USE OF CRIMINAL CHARGES AND SANCTIONS IN MENTAL HEALTH COURTS, Patricia A. Griffin, Henry J. Steadman and John Petrila, Psychiatric Services (volume 53, number 10), American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Arlington, VA: October 2002. Copyright © 2002 American Psychiatric Association.

VETERANS CAN GET HELP INSTEAD OF JAIL TIME, Erin Delmore, Jansing & Co., MSNBC, December 28, 2013. Copyright © 2013 NBC Universal.

VETERANS COURT PROGRAM COMES TO TRAVIS COUNTY, Joe Dougherty, E-VETS (volume 9, issue 12), Texas Veterans Commission, Austin, TX: December 2010.

VETERANS COURT RESOURCE GUIDE, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA.

VETERANS COURTS IN TEXAS (written testimony for joint hearing), Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and Subcommittee of Defense & Veterans' Affairs, Erica Surprenant, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Austin, TX: July 13, 2010.

VETERANS DEFENDER RESOURCE, Texas Indigent Defense Commission, Austin, TX: March 28, 2012.

VETERANS GET HEARING IN COURT OF THEIR OWN, Mark Brunswick, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN: September 27, 2010.

VETERANS IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM: TREATMENT OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS, Amy Fairweather, Guy Gambill and Glenna Tinney, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles, CA: August 17, 2010.

VETERANS IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM POSE SPECIAL CHALLENGES FOR COURTS, CORRECTIONS, Mike Francis, The Oregonian, Portland, OR: August 20, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Oregon Live LLC.

VETERANS TREATMENT COURTS DEVELOPING THROUGHOUT THE NATION, Robert T. Russell, Buffalo, NY: 2009.

VETERANS TREATMENT COURTS: SERVING VETERANS IN NEED, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Alexandria, VA: 2010.

VETERANS' COURT IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK IS ONLY ONE IN US, Josh Boose, WGRZ 2 On Your Side, Buffalo, NY: May 22, 2008. Copyright © 2008 Multimedia Entertainment Inc.

WAY OFF BASE: AN ARGUMENT AGAINST INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE CASES IN VETERANS TREATMENT COURTS, Pamela Kravetz, Veterans Law Review (volume 4), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC: 2012.

WHY THE 21ST-CENTURY FAMILY COURT SHOULD BE OPEN, Bonnie Corwin, The Delaware News Journal, February 26, 2014. Copyright © 2014 www.delawareonline.com.

 

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COURT WATCHERS CHANGING COURTHOUSE RULES, Kimberly Wilmot Voss, Women's eNews, August 22, 2003. Copyright © 2003 Women's eNews.

COURT WATCHES: IMPROVING SERVICES TO VICTIMS BY DOCUMENTING PRACTICES, Sarah M. Buel, Texas Prosecutor (pages 16-19 and 22, July / August 1999).  Reprinted from Texas Prosecutor with permission from Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Austin, TX.

COURTWATCH TRAINING MANUAL, Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Helena, MT. Copyright © 2007 Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

INCREASING SURVIVOR SAFETY AND OFFENDER ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH COURT WATCH PROGRAMS, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit, Arlington, VA: August 2014. See CourtWatch Montgomery.

NATIONAL COURT wATCH PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS, WATCH National Association of Court Monitoring Programs, Minneapolis, MN: updated March 2008.


 

 

 


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