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Synergy, Vol. 19, No. 1
February 4, 2016
  The Winter 2016 issue of Synergy, the semi-annual newsletter of the ​​Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC), ​is now available! Volume 19, No. 1 of Synergy is an introduction to the innovative work of the Full Frame Initiative (FFI), a national nonprofit organization that works to break cycles of poverty and violence through systems change. Our lead...More
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 20
January 6, 2016
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 20 is now available! This volume focuses on the 2013 legislative sessions. Orders of protection were a dominant focus of the 2013 legislative season with many state legislatures expanding their reach and enhancing their capacity to provide safe options for victims and their families. The 2013 legislative season also saw a renewed focus on victims’ rights...More
Family Violence: Legislative Updates
January 6, 2016
Provide a state-by-state guide to domestic and family violence legislation passed in 1995 through 2013 sessions. Legislators, judges, attorneys, domestic violence coalitions, and others interested in state domestic and family violence legislation will find these publications useful and informative as a guide to what legislative changes were made to address domestic violence in legislation across...More
Synergy, Vol. 18, No. 1
May 13, 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of synergy Synergy, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC) semi-annual newsletter, is now available! Volume 18, No. 1 of Synergy is dedicated to the topic of domestic child sex trafficking (DCST). Our lead article offers an overview of DCST and explores the dynamics of coercive control and the trafficking victim that makes the...More
Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court
April 3, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court. This guide, available online, outlines what courts need to know about a trauma consultation (also known as a "trauma audit"), and how such a consultation can help courts become more trauma-informed across environment, practice, and policy. Based on work with...More
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 19
March 23, 2015
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 19 is now available! This volume focuses on the 2013 legislative sessions. Orders of protection were a dominant focus of the 2013 legislative season with many state legislatures expanding their reach and enhancing their capacity to provide safe options for victims and their families. The 2013 legislative season also saw a renewed focus on victims’ rights...More
Synergy, FVPSA, 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 2 of 2
October 3, 2014
Synergy, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC) twice a year newsletter, is now available! Synergy, FVPSA, 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 2 of 2 is dedicated to increasing awareness of violence against women in tribal communities generally, and Alaska Natives specifically. This issue includes an article titled Hello My Name is: Alaska...More
Synergy, FVPSA 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 1 of 2
October 2, 2014
Synergy, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC) twice a year newsletter, is now available! Synergy, FVPSA, 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 1 of 2 is dedicated to the topic of trauma and domestic violence. The issue is guest edited by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health (NCDVTMH). It contains articles on...More
The Judicial Institute on Adolescent Relationship Abuse Curriculum Excerpts and Exercises
March 6, 2014
Research confirms that as many as one in five adolescent females and one in ten adolescent males have been abused physically or sexually by a dating partner. In response, many states have made protective orders available to minors though they have limited additional legal protections to extend. Meanwhile, dependency and delinquency courts are recognizing that many of the parents of the minors...More
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 18
October 23, 2013
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 18 is now available. This volume focuses on the 2012 legislative sessions. New legislation represents, for most lawmakers, an effort to address areas of concern, to remedy gaps, and to make the law better respond to the lived realities of domestic violence victims and their children. The 2012 legislative session reflects steadfast focus on enhanced...More

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