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7-Year Term for Marital Sex Assault; Activists Pleased with Conviction, Sentence in Pr. George’s Case, Ruben Castaneda, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: June 12, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Washington Post.

10 MYTHS ABOUT CUSTODY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HOW TO COUNTER THEM, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Washington, DC. Copyright © 2006 American Bar Association.

ABA 10 PRINCIPLES OF A PUBLIC DEFENSE DELIVERY SYSTEM, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendant, Chicago, IL: February 2002. Copyright © 2002 American Bar Association.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE: CIVIL LEGAL ADVOCACY, Connections (volume XVI), Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Olympia, WA: Fall 2012. Copyright © 2012 Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs.

ADVISORY FOR PROSECUTORS, ATTORNEYS AND VICTIM ADVOCATES: FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE BROKERS AND LEGAL REMEDIES FOR ABUSED FOREIGN BRIDES, Tahirih Justice Center, Falls Church, VA: October 2010. Copyright © 2010 Tahirih Justice Center.

ADVOCATES IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES: A LAY LEGAL ADVOCATE'S GUIDE TO ARIZONA LAW, Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Phoenix, AZ: May 2012.

Advocates Led by NY Legal Assistance Group File Amicus Brief in Domestic Violence Case, The Daily Record, Rochester, NY: May 24, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Dolan Media Newswires.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CREATES NATIONAL TASK FORCE ON STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL: January 31, 2013.

AN ANALYSIS OF STATE LAWS REGARDING MANDATED REPORTING OF CHILD MALTREATMENT, State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center, FIrst Focus, Washington, DC and ChildFocus, Silver Spring, MD: September 2012.

ANNUAL SUMMARIES OF STATE LEGISLATION AMENDING ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICE LAWS (scroll down), ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Washington, DC.

ANTI-BULLYING LAWS MAP (interactive), LawAtlas, as of April 21, 2014.

AN APPROACH TO LEGAL ADVOCACY FOR INDIVIDUAL BATTERED WOMEN, Jill Davies, Greater Hartford Legal Assistance, Inc., Hartford, CT: 1995. Copyright © 1995 Greater Hartford Legal Assistance, Inc.

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

AVOIDING THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW ON THE HOTLINE (tip sheet), National Domestic Violence Hotline, in partnership with WomensLaw.org and Battered Women’s Justice Project, November 2012.

Barbara J. Hart’s Collected Writings, Barbara J. Hart, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, St. Paul, MN. Copyright © 1995-2004 Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.

BaRred JUSTICE, James "Jake" Gilbreath, Austin, TX: December 2008.

BATTERED BY EQUALITY: COULD MINNESOTA'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATUTES SURVIVE A "FATHERS' RIGHTS" ASSAULT?, Shannon M. Garrett, Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice (volume 21 [2], page 341), Minneapolis, MN: Summer 2003. Copyright © 2003 Law and Inequality.

Battered Justice for Battered Women, Joan Meier, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: March 19, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Washington Post Company.

BIDEN DISCUSSES PLAN TO TRAIN 100,000 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWYERS, U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: October 17, 2007.

BIDEN WANTS LEGAL BRIGADE FOR DOMESTIC SAFETY, Allison Stevens, Women's eNews, New York, NY: January 11, 2007.Copyright © 2007 Women's eNews.

BILL: ALERT VICTIMS IF ABUSERS TRY TO BUY GUN, Paul Carrier, Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME: May 24, 2006. Copyright © 2006 Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc.

BILL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PINS A LEGAL LABEL ON ABUSERS; LD 1627 TAKES A RANGE OF CRIMES AND RIGHTLY DEFINES THEM AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME: May 9, 2007. Copyright © 2007 Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc.

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

Bridging the Gap: Effective Representation of Foreign Nationals in U.S. Criminal Cases ~ AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE FOR ATTORNEYS, International Justice Project, Woodbridge, VA.

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO ENHANCE CONSUMER RIGHTS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS ~ AN ASSESSMENT AND RESOURCE TOOL FOR ATTORNEYS AND ADVOCATES, Center for Survivor Agency and Justice, Chevy Chase, MD, in partnership with National Consumer Law Center, Boston, MA, and National Network to End Domestic Violence and National Association of Consumer Advocates, Washington, DC: April 2012.

CHILD-VICTIMS' INDEPENDENT PARTICIPATION IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, Child-Victims' Rights Bulletin, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR: August 2012. Copyright © 2012 National Crime Victim Law Institute.

CHILD-VICTIMS: BETTER SERVED BY A TRADITIONAL ATTORNEY OR BY A GUARDIAN AD LITEM?, Child-Victims' Rights Bulletin, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR: April 2011. Copyright © 2011 National Crime Victim Law Institute.

CHILD PROSTITUTION STATUTES, compiled by National District Attorneys Association, Alexandria, VA: updated August 2010.

CHILDREN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: SUMMARY OF STATE LAWS ~ STATE STATUTE SERIES 2004, National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Washington, DC: March 2004.

CiVIL LEGAL AID IN THE UNITED STATES ~ AN UPDATE FOR 2009, Alan W. Houseman, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC: July 2009. Copyright © 2009 Center for Law and Social Policy.

CIVIL TORT ACTIONS FILED BY VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT: PROMISE AND PERIL, Ellen Bublick, National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Harrisburg, PA: September 2009.

COMMUNITY-BASED ANALYSIS OF THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM'S INTERVENTION IN DOMESTIC ABUSE CASES INVOLVING INDIGENOUS WOMEN, Mending the Sacred Hoop, Duluth, MN: December 2002.

COMPREHENSIVE CHILD NEGLECT STATUTORY COMPILATION & CHART, compiled by National District Attorneys Association, Alexandria, VA: updated October 2009.

CONFRONTING THE CONFRONTATION CLAUSE: FINDING THE USE OF CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION TO BE "NECESSARY" UNDER MARYLAND V. CRAIG, Child-Victims' Rights Bulletin, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR: May 2012. Copyright © 2012 National Crime Victim Law Institute.

CONFRONTING OUR FEAR: LEGISLATING BEYOND BATTERED WOMAN SYNDROME AND THE LAW OF SELF-DEFENSE, Cara Cookson, 2nd Place – 2009 Law Student Writing Competition, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Washington, DC: 2009.

CONSUMER RIGHTS SCREENING TOOL FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATES AND LAWYERS, Leah A. Plunkett, National Consumer Law Center, Boston, MA, and Erika A. Sussman, Center for Survivor Agency and Justice, Chevy Chase, MD. Copyright © 2011 National Consumer Law Center and the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice.

County, Law Firm Join to Fight Violence, Todd Cooper, Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, NE: October 30, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Omaha World-Herald Company.

Court Weighs Confidentiality for Domestic-Violence Victims, Elizabeth Aguilera and John Ingold, Denver Post, Denver, CO: December 8, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Denver Post.

CRAWFORD V. WASHINGTON

Creating Justice Through Balance: Integrating Domestic Violence Law into Family Court Practice, Andrea C. Farne and Roberta L. Valente, Juvenile and Family Court Journal, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV: Fall 2003. Copyright © 2003 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

CRIMINAL CASE PUTS FOCUS ON BULLYING LAWS, Maggie Clark, Stateline, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC: November 4, 2013. Copyright © 1996-2013 The Pew Charitable Trusts.

CRIMNAL ISSUES IN CIVIL CASES, David Gerger and Craig Smyser, 29th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, TX: August 30-September 1, 2006.

CRIMNAL STRANGULATION / IMPEDING BREATHING STATUTORY COMPILATION FOR THE UNITED STATES AND ITS TERRITORIES, compiled by National District Attorneys Association, Alexandria, VA: 2010.

Davis v. Washington and HAMMON V. INDIANA

DEFENSE-INITIATED VICTIM OUTREACH (DIVO): A GUIDE FOR CREATING DEFENSE-BASED VICTIM OUTREACH SERVICES ~ MANUAL FOR DEFENSE, Stephanie Frogge and Marilyn Armour, The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue, Austin, TX: May 2011. Copyright © 2011 IRJRD, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin.

DEPRESSION IN THE LAW PROFESSION, Mary Waldron, Law Crossing, March 7, 2007.

DOES STRENGTHENING SELF-DEFENSE LAWS DETER CRIME OR ESCALATE VIOLENCE? EVIDENCE FROM EXPANSIONS TO CASTLE DOCTRINE, Cheng Cheng and Mark Hoekstra, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: 2012.

Domestic Violence can be a Federal Crime, Holly Danks, The Oregonian, Portland, OR: October 21, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Oregonian.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHECKLIST FOR LAWYERS, American Bar Association’s Tort & Insurance Practice Section and Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Washington, DC. Copyright © 2005 American Bar Association.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERT CALLS U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING IN McDONALD V. CHICAGO A "DANGEROUS, DISAPPOINTING STEP BACKWARD THAT WILL COST WOMEN'S LIVES", Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA: June 28, 2010.

DOMestic violence intervention system: a model for response to woman abuse (scroll down), 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 TIMELINE OF LANDMARK CASES. Copyright © 2009 Untied Magazine, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM SEEKING A RESTRAINING ORDER IS PROTECTED FROM RETALIATION BY HER EMPLOYER UNDER OREGON LAW, Victim Rights Law Center, Portland, OR: April 7, 2008.

Effective advocacy on behalf of battered women, Loretta M. Frederick, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: 1992.

EFFECTIVELY INTERVIEWING BATTERED WOMEN, Jan Russell, Chicago, IL. Copyright © 2008 Jan Russell.

ENHANCING NEW MEXICO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES, IMPROVIING SYSTEM RESPONSES AND STRENGTHENING OUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS ~ FIRST ANNUAL REPORT, First Lady Barbara Richardson and Sharon L. Pino, New Mexico Domestic Violence Leadership Commission, Santa Fe, NM: July 2008.

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK IS ONCE AGAIN THE LAW, Meg Egan, WomanView (volume 12, issue 8), Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL: February 18, 2009.

THE EVIDENTIARY ADMISSIBILITY OF PARENTAL ALIENATION SYNDROME: SCIENCE, LAW, AND POLICY, Jennifer Hoult, Children's Legal Rights Journal (volume 26, number 1), Chicago, IL: Spring 2006. Copyright © 2006 American Bar Association.

THE EVOLUTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THEORY AND LAW REFORM EFFORTS IN THE UNITED STATES, Loretta Frederick, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: September 2000.

FACT SHEETS, Sexual Violence Justice Institute, St. Paul, MN.

FAMILY VIOLENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (volume 18), National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV: October 2013. Copyright © 2013 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

FEDERAL LAW PROTECTS BATTERED WOMEN FROM HOUSING DISCRIMINATION, COURT RULES, Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY: April 1, 2005.

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) STATUTES, compiled by National District Attorneys Association, Alexandria, VA: November 2010.

Few Laws Help Gays in Cases of Domestic Violence, Kathleen Kingsbury, Columbia News Service, Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, New York, NY: July 21, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

FINDING A GOOD LAWYER FOR YOUR TRAUMATIZED CLIENT, Frank M. Ochberg, Gift From Within, Camden, ME. Copyright © 2006 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Gantt v. Security USA, Inc.

Housing Laws, WomensLaw.org, Brooklyn, NY.

HOUSING RIGHTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS ~ A STATE AND LOCAL LAW COMPENDIUM, National Housing Law Project, San Francisco, CA: January 2013.

HOW THE 'WITCH HUNT' MYTH UNDERMINED AMERICAN JUSTICE, Jason Berry, The Daily Beast, July 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Daily Beast Company LLC.

Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Cultural Challenges and Available Legal Protections, Sudha Shetty and Janice Kaguyutan, National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Harrisburg, PA: February 2002.

IMPACT OF MINNESOTA'S FELONY STRANGULATION LAW, Heather Wolfgram, Newsletter of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: June 2007. See The Impact of Minnesota's Felony Strangulation Law.

IN GIDEON'S FOOTSTEPS: THE ONGOING PURSUIT OF EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL, The Justice Blog, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: March 21, 2013.

IN GOD'S SHADOW: UNVEILING THE HIDDEN WORLD OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS IN RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES, Michal Gilad, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-27, September 25, 2013.

IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF BATTERED WOMEN: RECONCEPTUALIZING ALLEGATIONS OF FAILURE TO PROTECT, Randy H. Magen, Child Maltreatment (volume 4 [2], 127-135), Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA: 1999. Copyright © 1999 Sage.

INTERPRETING THE INTERPRETER: WHAT EVERY LAV ATTORNEY AND ADVOCATE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT LEGAL INTERPRETATION, Isabel Framer, Legal Assistance Providers’ Technical Outreach Project, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC.

INTIMATE PARTNER ABUSE IN DIVORCE MEDIATION: OUTCOMES FROM A LONG-TERM MULTI-CULTURAL STUDY, Connie J.A. Beck, Michele E. Walsh, Mindy B. Mechanic, Aurelio Jose Figueredo and Mei-Kuang Chen, December 2011.

ISLAMIC MARRIAGE CONTRACTS ~ A RESOURCE GUIDE FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS, ADVOCATES, IMAMS & COMMUNITIES, Maha Alkhateeb, Peaceful Families Project, sponsored by Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence, San Francisco, CA and Battered Women's Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: 2012.

JAPAN GETS HOW-TO LIST IN HANDLING SEX ASSAULT, Catherine Makino, Women's eNews, December 7, 2010. Copyright © 2010 Women's eNews.

JUDGE: GAY MARRIAGE BAN PROHIBITS SOME DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES, Connie Mabin, Associated Press, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH: March 23, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Knight Ridder.

Judges Widen Legal Searches in Cases of Domestic Violence, Mark Scolforo, the Associated Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA: November 9, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Philadelphia Inquirer.

JURY SELECTION IN CRIMINAL CASES. Copyright © 1998 Ray Moses.

KEY LEGAL CASES FOR WOMEN'S EQUALITY ~ 1873-2007, Jennifer K. Brown (editor), Legal Momentum, New York, NY: Copyright © 2007- 2008.

LAW GUARDIAN REPRESENTATION STANDARDS ~ Volume II: Custody Cases (third edition), New York State Bar Association Committee on Children and the Law, June 7, 2005.

LAWS RELATED TO ELDER ABUSE (scroll down), ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Washington, DC.

Lawyer Settles Interpreter Case, AllDeaf.com, April 9, 2004. Copyright © 2004 by AllDeaf.com.

LAWYER'S MANUAL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ~ REPRESENTING THE VICTIM (5th edition), edited by Jill Laurie Goodman and Dorchen A. Leidholdt, Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division, First Department, New York, NY. Copyright © 2006 Supreme Court of the State of New York.

legal advocacy against domestic violence (scroll down), Barbara J. Hart, May 6, 1995, Barbara J. Hart’s Collected Writings, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, St. Paul, MN. Copyright © 1995-2004 Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.

Legal advocacy for domestic violence survivors: The power of an informative relationship, Arlene N. Weisz. Copyright © Family Service America March / April 1999, provided by ProQuest Information and Learning Company.

LEGAL ADVOCACY PROJECT PRO BONO PROGRAM, Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Juneau, AK.

LEGAL ADVOCATES' GUIDE: A TRAINING MANUAL FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATES (13th edition ~ 16MB), Texas Council on Family Violence, Austin, TX: 2003. Copyright © 2003 Texas Council on Family Violence.

LEGAL AID ON WHEELS, Carolyn Lorie, Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro, VT: December 8, 2004. Copyright © 2004 MediaNews Group, Inc. and New England Newspaper Group Inc.

LEGAL AND POLICY RESPONSES TO CHILDREN EXPOSED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: THE NEED TO EVALUATE INTENDED AND UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, Peter G. Jaffe, Claire V. Crooks and David A. Wolfe.

LEGAL INTERVENTIONS IN FAMILY VIOLENCE: RESEARCH FINDINGS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS, Research Report, American Bar Association and National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC: July 1998.

Legal Precedent Doesn’t Let Facts Stand in the Way, Sabrina Tavernise, The New York Times, New York, NY: November 26, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The New York Times Company.

the legal road to freedom (scroll down), Barbara J. Hart, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1991, Barbara J. Hart’s Collected Writings, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, St. Paul, MN. Copyright © 1995-2004 Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.

legal SYSTEM LEAVING BEHIND THE POOR, MAKES A MOCKERY OF EQUALITY, UNC LAW PROFESSOR TELLS HARVARD GATHERING, Jeremy Leaming, ACS Blog, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Washington, DC: April 11, 2013.

LEGAL TOOLS FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, Claire Harwell, Gift From Within, Camden, ME: March 24, 2011. Copyright © 1995-2011 Gift From Within and Claire Harwell, JD.

LEGISLATIVE ‘05: DELAY DIVORCE, SAVE A MARRIAGE?, Gayle White and Helena Oliviero, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA: January 16, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

LEGISLATION REGULATING POLYGRAPH USE (by state), National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA.

LGBTQ & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TOOLKIT, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Chicago, IL.

MAKING IT STICK: PROTECTING THE RECORD FOR APPEAL, Teresa M. Garvey, Strategies in Brief (issue 12), AEquitas, Washington, DC: April 2012.

Maria Teresa Macias v. Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Ihde

Marital Tort Actions; Family Law, Mary Kay Kisthardt and Barbara Handschu, National Law Journal, March 28, 2005. Copyright © 2005 ALM Properties, Inc.

MEaSUriNG THE EFFECT OF DEFENSE COUNSEL ON HOMICIDE CASE OUTCOMES (full report and executive summary), James M. Anderson and Paul Heaton, January 2013.

MEXICAN COURT SAYS SEX ATTACK BY A HUSBAND IS STILL A RAPE, Elisabeth Malkin and Ginger Thompson, The New York Times, New York, NY: November 17, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The New York Times Company.

MOBILE LAW OFFICE TAKES TO THE STREET, Lauren Nowenstein, Michigan Bar Journal (volume 83, number 8), Lansing, MI: August 2004. Copyright © 2004 the State Bar of Michigan.

NATIONAL JUVENILE DEFENSE STANDARDS, National Juvenile Defender Center, Washington, DC. Copyright © 2012 National Juvenile Defender Center.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF CRIMINAL STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS FOR FELONY CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR: updated July 16, 2012. Copyright © 2012 National Crime Victim Law Institute.

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

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NEW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAW VIEWS HANDS AS DEADLY WEAPONS, Noelle Netwon, KVUE-TV, Austin, TX: December 8, 2009.

A NEW KIND OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: This Indiana City Runs its own Legal Aid Agency, Molly McDonough, ABA Journal, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL: May 27, 2005. Copyright © 2005 ABA Journal.

New law extends federal victims' rights to habeas proceedings, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR: July 27, 2006.

NICHOLSON V. WILLIAMS AND NICHOLSON V. SCOPPETTA

NO EASY ANSWERS: SEX OFFENDER LAWS IN THE U.S., Human Rights Watch, New York, NY: September 2007.

North Carolina Strengthens Domestic Violence Laws, North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Durham, NC: July 15, 2004.

NoTICE TO THE FIELD: UPDATED LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION REGULATION ON LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO IMMIGRANT VICTIMS, Krisztina E. Szabo and Leslye E. Orloff, National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project, Washington, DC: May 21, 2014. Read Final Rule.

OVERCOMING THE CONSENT DEFENSE, Teresa P. Scalzo, The Voice (volume 1, number 7), National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women, Alexandria, VA: 2006.

Overview of Law of Relocation in the 50 States, Jeff Atkinson, June 28, 2006. Copyright © 2006 Jeff Atkinson.

OVERVIEW OF MANDATORY STATE REPORTING LAWS (SEXUAL ASSAULT), Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Arlington, VA: current as of August 2010.

Panel Stresses Priority of Domestic Violence Law, Kelley Quinn, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Chicago, IL: December 29, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

PARENTAL ALIENATION SYNDROME: PROPONENTS BEAR THE BURDEN OF PROOF, Robert E. Emery, Family Court Review (volume 43 [1], pages 8-13), January 2005. Copyright © 2005 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

parental KIDNAPPING STATUTES: HIGHLIGHTS, compiled by National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Philadelphia, PA and updated by Battered Women's Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: September 2011.

PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT AND FALSE REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT: SUMMARY OF STATE LAWS, Child Welfare Information Gateway, Washington, DC: current through December 2009.

PEOPLE V. TURNER

PETERSON CONVICTED OF DOUBLE MURDER, Kimberly Edds and Amy Argetsinger, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: November 13, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Washington Post Company.

THE POLITICS OF 'STAND YOUR GROUND' LAW, David Donnelly, Miami Herald, July 9, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Miami Herald Media Co.

POTENTIAL COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF A CONVICTION FOR MISDEMEANOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT, Carolyn Ham, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: October 2003.

Potential Safeguard for Women; N.C.’s New Domestic Violence Law Makes Strangulation a Felony, Marie Brodie, Raleigh News & Observer, Raleigh, NC: October 15, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The News and Observer.

POWER AND CONTROL: LAWYER-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP ~ ABUSE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSAULT, P.C. Wheeler, adapted from the Power and Control Wheel developed by Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Duluth, MN: 2009.

PRACTICAL GUIDE AND METHODS TO ADVANCE WOMEN'S LEGAL RIGHTS: FINAL REPORT OF WOMEN'S LEGAL RIGHTS INITIATIVE, USAID, Washington, DC: January 2007.

PREPARING FOR COURT PROCEEDINGS WITH SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ~ TIPS FOR CIVIL LAWYERS AND LEGAL ADVOCATES, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, Chicago, IL: March 2013. Copyright © 2013 National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health.

PRESENCE OF VICTIM ADVOCATE DURING SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAM ~ SUMMARY OF STATE LAWS, Charlene Whitman, Strategies in Brief (issue 17), AEquitas, Washington, DC: March 2013.

PRIMARY AGGRESSOR STATUTES, Eve Zamora, updated by Sandra Murphy, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: 2008.

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

prOJECT ON A MECHANISM TO ADDRESS LAWS THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST WOMEN, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ~ Women's Rights and Gender Unit, New York, NY: March 6, 2008. 

ProMISING STRATEGIES: PUBLIC LAW 280, Tribal Law and Policy Institute, West Hollywood, CA: March 2013.

THE PROTECTED INNOCENCE CHALLENGE ~ STATE REPORT CARDS ON THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF PROTECTION FOR THE NATION'S CHILDREN, Shared Hope International, Vancouver, WA: 2011. Copyright © 2011 Shared Hope International.

QUICK FIXES FOR EFFECTIVELY DEALING WITH PERSONS FOUND INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL, The National GAINS Center, Washington, DC: November 2007.

RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT ANALYSES AND LAWS, compiled by AEquitas, Washington, DC: current as of July 2012. Copyright © 2012 AEquitas.

RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTING LAWS, Teresa Scalzo, The Voice (volume 1, number 3), National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women, Alexandria, VA: 2006

RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETENT ADULTS, Teresa P. Scalzo, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Arlington, VA: January 11, 2007. See (scroll down) laws by state.

RELOCATION CHECKLIST, Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC.

For Attorneys Representing Domestic Violence Survivors

Intake Questions for Victim Advocates

User's Guide for Attorneys Representing Domestic Violence Survivors

REPRESENTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING TRAUMA AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES: A HANDBOOK FOR ATTORNEYS, Mary Malefyt Seighman, Erika Sussman and Olga Trujillo, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, Chicago, IL: December 2011.

REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE CONNECTED WITH THE MILITARY ~ A HANDBOOK FOR CIVIL ATTORNEYS, Ellen C. Schell, Battered Women's Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: 2014.


RESEARCHERS SAY MASSACHUSETTS FAMILY COURTS FAIL TO PROTECT BATTERED WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN; STUDY APPLIES HUMAN RIGHTS ANALYSIS TO CHILD CUSTODY CASES INVOLVING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AScribe Newswire, May 27, 2004. Copyright © 2004 AScribe Inc. See Child Custody Determinations in Cases Involving Intimate Partner Violence: a Human Rights Analysis, Jay G. Silverman, Cynthia M. Mesh, Carrie V. Cuthbert, Kim Slote and Lundy Bancroft, American Journal of Public Health (volume 94, [6], pages 951-957), June 2004. Copyright © 2004 American Public Health Association.

RESOURCE GUIDE FOR ADVOCATES & ATTORNEYS ON INTERPRETATION SERVICES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence, San Francisco, CA: August 2009.

THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL: BADLY BATTERED AT 50, Lincoln Caplan, International Herald Tribune, March 9, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The New York Times Company.

RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT TOOLKIT (pretrial, trial and post-trial), National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR: 2013.

THE ROLE OF VICTIMS IN PLEA BARGAINING, Robin L. Barton, The Crime Report, New York, NY: March 5, 2012.

RULE-MAKING AND ENFORCEMENT, THE VIOLENT AND CONTROLLING TACTICS OF MEN WHO BATTER AND RULE-COMPLIANCE AND RESISTANCE ~ THE RESPONSE OF BATTERED WOMEN, Barbara Hart, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC.

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.

SELF DEFENSE STATUTES, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, Arlington, VA: May 2012.  

SELF-HELP LEGAL MANUAL..., Ohio Domestic Violence Network, Ohio Poverty Law Center and Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Ohio Domestic Violence Network granted permission to post.

Incarcerated Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Stalking, September 2013

Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Stalking, November 2013

Sexual Assault Legal Advocate Manual, (scroll down and click on the appropriate links), New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Albany, NY.

SHOOT FIRST ~ 'STAND YOUR GROUND' LAWS AND THEIR EFFECT ON VIOLENT CRIME AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, National Urban League, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and VoteVets.org, September 2013. Copyright © 2013 Mayors Against Illegal Guns, National Urban League and VoteVets.org. Read news release.

STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS AND HOMICIDES, Chandler McClellan and Erdal Tekin, IZA Discussion Paper Series (No. 6705), Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, DE: July 2012.  

STanDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR LAWYERS REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND STALKING IN CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER CASES, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Chicago, IL: August 13, 2007.

Stanford BUSINESS SCHOOL STUDY FINDS NO-FAULT DIVORCE LAWS MAY HAVE INCREASED WOMEN'S PHYSICAL WELL-BEING, Business Wire, San Francisco, CA: June 8, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Business Wire, Inc.

STATE AND TERRITORIAL FULL FAITH AND CREDIT STATUTES, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, Arlington, VA: revised June 2013.

STATE LAW CHARTS AND UPDATES, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Washington, DC.

STATE LAW GUIDE ~ WORKPLACE PROTECTIONS AND RIGHTS PERTAINING TO PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION, ACCOMMODATION, LEAVE, AND BREASTFEEDING (interactive state by state map), Legal Momentum, New York, NY. Copyright © 2013 Legal Momentum.

STATE Protection ORDER STATUTES: NO FEE FOR FILING, ISSUANCE, REGISTRATION AND SERVICE OF PROCESS, compiled by National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, Arlington, VA: May 2012.

STATE STATUTORY SUMMARY CHARTS, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Washington, DC. Copyright © 2007-2009 ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence.

Allowing Fleeing Spouses Access to Protective Orders, updated May 2009.

Animal Cruelty Chart, The Humane Society of America, Washington, DC: May 2009.

Animals in Protection Orders, American Humane Association, Washington, DC: September 2007.

Child Custody and Domestic Violence by State, February 2008.

Domestic Violence Arrest Policies by State, November 2007.

Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders (CPOs) by State, July 2008.

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse, June 2009.

Mediation in Family Law Matters Where Domestic Violence is Present, January 2008.

Mental & Physical Ability in Custody Determinations, December 2008.

Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence, National Center on Full Faith and Credit of the Battered Women's Justice Project, Washington, DC: April 2008.

Overview of CPO Protections for LGBT Victims of Domestic Violence, July 2008.

Sexual Assault Civil Protection Orders (CPOs) by State, August 2007.

Stalking / Harassment Civil Protection Orders (CPOs) by State, June 2009.

Standards of Proof for Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders (CPOs) by State, November 2008.

State Laws and Legislation to Ensure Housing Rights for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, Alexandria, VA: August 6, 2008.

State Statutes Requiring the Provision of Foreign Language Interpreters to Parties in Civil Proceedings, December 2008.

State Statutes Requiring the Provision of Sign Language Interpreters to Parties to Civil Proceedings, December 2008.

States Permitting or Prohibiting Mutual Protective Orders without a Separate Petition, July 2007.

Summary of Advocate Confidentiality Laws, 2007.

Summary of DV / SA Advocate Confidentiality Laws, August 2007.

STATE-BY-STATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS, Marijuana Policy Project, Washington, DC: 2008.

STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT ~ A STATE-BY-STATE COMPARISON, Brittany Ericksen and Ilse Knecht, DNA Resource Center, Washington, DC: current as of August 21, 2013.

STATUTORY RAPE: A GUIDE TO STATE LAWS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, Asaph Glosser, Karen Gardiner and Mike Fishman, The Lewin Group, Falls Church, VA: December 15, 2004.

STRANGULATION LAWS, compiled by National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, Alexandria, VA and updated by Battered Women's Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: 2011.

STUDENT WRITING ~ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAW PRACTICUM, Berkeley Law School at the University of California, Berkeley, CA.

STUDENTS TRADE CLASSES FOR COURT CASES; WIDENER’S BUDDING LAWYERS GAIN EXPERIENCE AND HELP THOSE IN NEED, Esteban Parra, The News Journal, Wilmington, DE: November 9, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The News Journal.

A SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF WARRANTLESS ARREST STATUTES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE UNITED STATES, April M. Zeoli, Hannah Brenner and Alexis Norris, Legal Studies Research Paper Series (number 08-22), Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI: December 2010.

SUMMARY OF LAWS & GUIDELINES ~ PAYMENT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT MEDICAL FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS, AEquitas, Washington, DC: August 2012. Copyright © 2012 AEquitas.

SYSTEM OVERLOAD: THE COSTS OF UNDER-RESOURCING PUBLIC DEFENSE, Justice Policy Institute, Washington, DC: July 2011.

Teach your students well: incorporating domestic violence into law school curricula, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Chicago, IL:  2003. Copyright © 2003 American Bar Association.

TeEN DATING ABUSE EDUCATION AND SCHOOL POLICIES ~ STATE LAW GUIDE, New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Momentum, New York, NY: May 2010.

Texas FAMILY LAW FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS AND LAWYERS, Kevin Lungwitz and Jeana Lungwitz, Texas School Administrators' Legal Digest, Austin, TX: June 2010.

Texas Supreme Court Creates New Weapon to Fight Domestic Violence, San Antonio Business Journal, San Antonio, TX: April 12, 2005. Copyright © 2005 American City Business Journals Inc. See Protective Order Kits (English, Español or Tieng Viêt) and the Order of the Texas Supreme Court Order approving protective order forms.

TOOL FOR ATTORNEYS TO SCREEN FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Washington, DC. Copyright © 2005 American Bar Association.

TOOLKIT ON COURT-INVOLVED YOUTH AND EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE, Safe Start Center, ABA Center on Child and the Law, Child & Family Policy Associates and Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project, 2012.

Identifying Polyvictimization and Trauma Among Court-Involved Children and Youth: A Checklist and Resource Guide for Attorneys and Other Court-Appointed Advocates, Lisa Pilnik and Jessica R. Kendall, Safe Start Center, ABA Center on Child and the Law, Child & Family Policy Associates and Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project, 2012.

Tips for Agencies and Staff Working with Youth, Safe Start Center and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2012.

Tips for Child Welfare Staff, Safe Start Center and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2012.

Tips for Staff and Advocates Working with Children Polyvictimization, Safe Start Center and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2012.

Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates, Lisa Pilnik and Jessica R. Kendall, Safe Start Center, ABA Center on Child and the Law, Child & Family Policy Associates and Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project, September 2012.

Town of Castle Rock, Colorado v. Jessica Gonzales.

TRANSCENDING THE CRIMINAL LAW'S "ONE SIZE FITS ALL" RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Hannah Brenner, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper Series ~ Research Paper No. 11-03, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law (volume 19) 2013. Copyright © 2013 Hannah Brenner.

TRENDS IN JUVENILE JUSTICE STATE LEGISLATION, 2001-2011, Sarah Alice Brown, National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO and Washington, DC: June 2012. Copyright © 2012 National Conference of State Legislatures.

TRIAL TO TEST LEGAL WATERS: JUDGE TO ALLOW GROUNDBREAKING TESTIMONY IN ASSAULT CASE, Pete Bosak, Centre Daily Times, State College, PA: April 21, 2007. Copyright © 2007 The Centre Daily Times.

UNIFORM FAMILY LAW UPDATE, National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Law, Chicago, IL: June 2007.

UNITED STATES V. HAYES

VAWA 2005 RESTRICTS THE USE OF POLYGRAPHS WITH VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, Joanne Archambault and Kim Lonsway, End Violence Against Women International, Addy, WA: January 16, 2006.

VICTIM TO BE HEARD AT HUSBAND'S TRIAL, Carrie Antlfinger, Associated Press, Milwaukee, WI: January 2, 2008. Copyright © 2008 Associated Press.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ~ VICTIMS AND ABUSERS ~ LEGAL ISSUES ~ INTERVENTIONS AND TREATMENT (volume III), edited by Joan Zorza, Civic Research Institute, Inc., Kingston, NJ. Copyright © 2006 Civic Research Institute, Inc.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT 2006 AMENDMENTS ~ MEMO TO LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION PROGRAM DIRECTORS, Helaine M. Barnett, Legal Services Corporation, Washington, DC: February 21, 2006.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY PUT TO USE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS, Philip A. Stephenson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA: January 5, 2005. Copyright © 2005 P.G. Publishing Co.

VOIR DIRE AND PROSECUTION TIPS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES, excerpted from The Ending Violence Against Women Training Manual, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

VOIR DIRE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES, Sarah M. Buel, The University of Texas School of Law Domestic Violence Clinic, Austin, TX.

When is arrest not an option? The dilemmas of predominant physical aggressor language and the regulation of intimate partner violence, Trish Erwin, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: 2003.

When Will They Ever Learn? Educating to End Domestic Violence ~ A LAW SCHOOL REPORT, Deborah Goelman, Roberta Valente and Diane Welsh, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence and Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: December 1997.

WheTHER THE CRIMINAL PROVISIONS OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT APPLY TO OTHERWISE COVERED CONDUCT WHEN THE OFFENDER AND VICTIM ARE THE SAME SEX, David J. Barron, Memorandum Opinion for the Acting Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: April 27, 2010.

WHY SHOULD ADVOCATES FOR BATTERED WOMEN WANT BATTERERS TO BE PROVIDED WITH ADEQUATE LEGAL REPRESENTATION WHEN THEY ARE ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING THEIR PARTNERS?, Loretta M. Frederick, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: 2002.

A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO EVIDENCE: MONITOR, UNCOVER AND ENTER EVIDENCE IN CASES OF RAPE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND CHILD ABUSE, Women's Justice Center, Santa Rosa, CA. Copyright © Marie De Santis.

WoMEN'S LEGAL RIGHTS HANDBOOK (2007 edition), Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Juneau, AK. Copyright © 2007 Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.

Workplace Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL.


 

 


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