Guidance Document: Engaging with Survivors and People Impacted by Intimate Partner Violence to Inform Risk Assessment Strategies

An issue identified by the DV RISC team and Survivor Advisory Board is that many system players and agencies operating in jurisdictions are not actively and continuously obtaining feedback from survivors and impacted people, to inform policies and programs. For jurisdictions that are seeking to identify, implement, or enhance intimate partner violence (IPV) risk and … Continued

Improving Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence by Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias

In 2022, the Department of Justice released updated guidance on Improving Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence by Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias. This guidance is designed to help law enforcement agencies recognize, mitigate, and prevent gender bias and other bias from compromising the response to, and investigation of, sexual assault, domestic … Continued

Special Edition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

This special edition of Restoration (magazine) features joint efforts to honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) during the 2022 National Week of Action culminating into the National Day of Awareness for MMIW. This edition also highlights understanding the crisis and uplifting family voices of MMIW.

Homicides of American Indians/Alaska Natives — National Violent Death Reporting System, United States, 2003–2018

Homicide is a leading cause of death for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Intimate partner violence (IPV) contributes to many homicides, particularly among AI/AN females. This report summarizes data from CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) on AI/AN homicides. Results include victim and suspect sex, age group, and race/ethnicity; method of injury; type of location … Continued

2020 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report + Special Feature on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples

Just as COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), the pandemic has inequitably impacted BIPOC survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Tribal Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault programs are chronically underfunded, leaving Native women and girls more vulnerable to violence. This report highlights once more the urgent need to think differently about … Continued

NYS Domestic Violence Fatality Review

The NYS Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team was established through legislation signed by Governor Cuomo on October 25, 2012. The team conducts a confidential, in-depth analysis of deaths or near-deaths that result from domestic violence. The goal of the review is not to find fault or to blame anyone for the death. The goal is … Continued

Domestic Violence in Asian & Pacific Islander Homes

The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence has been compiling and updating statistics on domestic violence in our communities since 2001. Building on the previous editions (2009, 2015, 2019), Facts & Stats Report: Domestic Violence in Asian and Pacific Islander Homes: Updated and Expanded 2020 includes new data along with expanded information. This report raises … Continued

GLOBAL STUDY ON HOMICIDE: Gender-related killing of women and girls

Constituting the fifth part of the Global Study on Homicide 2019, this booklet gives an overview of the scope of gender-related killing of women and girls. It provides in-depth analysis of killings perpetrated within the family sphere and examines forms of gender-related killings perpetrated outside the family sphere, such as the killing of women in … Continued

Intimate Partner Homicide in Immigrant Communities

Although intimate partner violence occurs across all ethnic and racial groups, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, educational background, religion, and sexual or gender identity, immigrant populations face unique contextual challenges when victimized. The continuous growth of foreign-born populations in New Jersey and the United States makes the investigation of domestic violence fatalities in NJ foreign-born … Continued

Characteristics of Victims and Suspects in Domestic Violence-Related Homicide Rhode-Island Violent Death Reporting System

Analyzing domestic violence data is key for the practice of domestic violence prevention, and for assisting practitioners in focusing on the highest risk factors. Data from the Rhode Island Violent Death Reporting System (RIVDRS) can better understand the vulnerabilities of victims, the characteristics of suspects, and the multiple types of motivations related to those domestic … Continued