Identifying Risk to Children in Domestic Violence Cases

Identifying risk to children in domestic violence cases is a growing area of concern for jurisdictions and many sites have expressed a need for more information in this area. In this webinar, Darren Mitchell, DV RISC consultant and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)  fellow, presents on identifying risk to children in … Continued

Vulnerability Factors among Women Victimized by Intimate Partner Violence and the Presence of Children

This study aimed to a) examine the presence of children in relation to victim vulnerability factors and assessed risk for intimate partner violence (IPV) re-victimization, and b) examine the police response, in terms of risk management, in IPV cases with and without children, respectively. Data from a sample of 1407 women who had reported IPV … Continued

Recognizing Risks to Children as Victims of Domestic Homicide

In this podcast, Kathryn Ford, the Center for Court Innovation’s director of Child Witness Initiatives, discusses child homicide in the context of domestic violence with Dr. Peter Jaffe, a psychologist at Western University in Ontario, Canada, and an internationally-renowned expert on children’s exposure to domestic violence. Among the topics they cover are the prevalence of … Continued

Intimate Partner Homicide of Adolescents

Intimate partner violence during adolescence is widespread, and consequences can be severe. Intimate partner homicide (IPH) is the most extreme form of intimate partner violence, but literature on IPH has almost exclusively focused on adults. The objective of this investigation is to determine the proportion of adolescent homicides that is perpetrated by intimate partners and … Continued

Exploring the Intersection Between Violence Against Women and Children from the Perspective of Parents Convicted of Child Homicide

Violence against women and violence against children are distinct research fields. Quantitative studies have demonstrated their intersection, but qualitative data provides an opportunity for a comprehensive understanding of this interface. Interviews with 22 parents/caregivers convicted of child homicide provided an opportunity to explore the context of violent experiences in their lives including their use of … 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