Pretrial Strategy for Handling Intimate Partner Violence Cases

Pretrial supervision agencies are well positioned to manage or mitigate such risks by monitoring some aggressors in the community. Buncombe County, North Carolina, was one of the first counties in the country to develop and pilot a specialized pretrial protocol for such supervision. This case study highlights Buncombe County’s experience implementing the protocol, examines the … Continued

Domestic Homicide in Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Culturally-Informed Risk and Safety Strategies

This Brief highlights risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning for immigrant and refugee populations. The Brief provides definitions of key terms and identifies unique risk factors for domestic homicide, using the Immigrant Power and Control Wheel. Barriers to services for immigrant and refugee women are addressed, along with the need for culturally-informed strategies for … Continued

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Hate and Intimate Partner Violence in 2017

NCAVP’s LGBTQ and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence and Hate Violence in 2017 report looks at the experiences of survivors who reported to NCAVP member programs. This hate and intimate partner violence data, in combination with other recent research, is analyzed together in order to better grasp the causes, contexts, and consequences of violence that impacts … Continued

Children and Domestic Homicide: Understanding the Risks

This Brief highlights risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning for children exposed to domestic violence (DV) and at risk of lethality. The Brief provides a definition of child domestic homicide and identifies specific risk factors for children killed in the context of DV. The unique role of professionals working with children exposed to DV … Continued

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence — United States, 2003–2014

Homicides occur in women of all ages and among all races/ethnicities, but young, racial/ethnic minority women are disproportionately affected. Over half of female homicides for which circumstances were known were related to intimate partner violence (IPV). Arguments and jealousy were common precipitating circumstances among IPV-related homicides. One in 10 victims of IPV-related homicide were reported … Continued

Summary Report: Latino Intimate Partner Homicide

Within the past three decades, 16.3% of all homicides have been committed by intimate partners (Cooper & Smith, 2011). While Latinos are now the largest minority group, very little is known about intimate partner homicide (IPH) among this group. Thus, the purpose of this project was to determine the rates, characteristics, and trends of Latino … Continued

Colorado’s Innovative Response to Domestic Violence Offender Treatment: Current Achievements and Recommendations for the Future

The Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) is mandated by the Colorado legislature to ensure the effectiveness of domestic violence offender treatment in Colorado by overseeing the implementation and evaluation of the Standards for Treatment with Court Ordered Domestic Violence Offenders (referred to hereafter as Standards). This report reviews the process and risk assessment tool … Continued

Assessing Risk for Domestic Violence: A Pilot in New York

In 2012, the 8th Judicial District in New York State (NYS) identified the issue of risk assessment as a crucial component to judicial decision-making in domestic violence cases. In June 2012, the NYS Office of Court Administration, together with the (then) Center for Court Innovation, used federal funding to support the 8th Judicial District Risk … Continued

Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment Validation Study: The RAVE Study

There is an increasing demand for accurate risk assessment in the field of domestic violence. To respond to this demand, agencies dealing with victims and offenders have adopted a number of mechanisms to identify high-risk cases in order to direct scarce resources and intensive services to those most in need. There is also the need … Continued