On the latest edition of our 'New Thinking' podcast, Afua Addo, our coordinator of Gender and Justice Initiatives, explains our new project aiding justice-involved black women who are survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
The Ada County Domestic Violence Court in Boise, Idaho, was created to improve the handling of some of the justice system’s most challenging cases: those involving violence among intimate partners. The court was designated a national Domestic Violence Mentor Court by the federal Office on Violence Against Women for its groundbreaking innovations, which include services to improve victim safety and defendant monitoring.
Victim safety is at the core of every domestic violence court's mission. A Domestic Violence Mentor Court, Dallas's County Criminal Court 10 places special emphasis on ensuring offenders surrender firearms. This new video from the Center profiles the court, and features interviews with court staff and a victim and defendant.
Services for people who cause harm are a crucial part of our work to support survivors, foster healthful relationships and communities, and end violence. This blueprint is the product of a year-long process led by Purvi Shah, independent consultant to NYC’s Blueprint for Abusive Partner Intervention and hosted by the Center for Court Innovation.
This training tip sheet is designed for court administrators, managers, judges, advocates, and other practitioners looking to enhance court and community responses to domestic violence from judicial and non-judicial personnel. It is intended to promote consistency and best practices in training and guide jurisdictions in thinking about effective training strategies.
This monograph summarizes what justice-system practitioners can learn from the growing body of research into effective ways to manage sex offenders and incorporate evidence-based best practices such as procedural fairness, risk and need assessments, and deterrence. As part of that summary, the paper offers an in-depth profile of the Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Court. Located in Allegheny County, Pa.
This guide is designed to help courts and domestic violence stakeholders assess their current practices and integrate new strategies to enhance procedural justice. The materials in this guide are based upon promising practices identified through both the Center for Court Innovation’s operating programs and national training and technical assistance.
This document features information about the respective court models as well as recommendations for how veterans treatment courts & domestic violence courts can improve their response to domestic violence through reducing information gaps.
Directed at justice-system practitioners and agencies and others working with victims and offenders, this fact sheet provides answers to some of the most common and salient questions about intimate partner sexual abuse. It also includes a series of concrete recommendations to aid the justice system in identifying and responding to the abuse in order to better support the safety and healing of victims and to hold offenders accountable.