Assessing Risk in Judicial Settings

This podcast focuses on assessing risk and lethality and using intimate partner violence (IPV) risk assessments in judicial settings. Featured guest speakers are: Danielle Pugh, Senior Director of Judicial Education and Leadership at the Center for Justice Innovation, Judge Million (Tucson Domestic Violence Court), chair of the Arizona Supreme Court Standing Committee on the Impact … Continued

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

The Development and Use of the Judicial Risk Assessment Guide in Domestic Violence Cases

Sheila Schwanekamp, Esq. and the Hon. Mary Carney from the New York State Integrated Family Court (NYSIFC) present on the use and development of the NYS Judicial Risk Assessment Guide in domestic violence cases, a guide implemented to help NYSIFC judges identify lethality risk factors in domestic violence cases.    

The Tucson City Domestic Violence Court

The Tucson City Domestic Violence Court is a high-volume criminal misdemeanor court. The Court specifically provides services and safety for Deaf victims of domestic violence through their partnership with Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse and the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf. Check out brief videos on the court, survivor engagement, and their use of risk … Continued

Intimate Partner Violence and Risk Assessment: A Systematic Review

The current study was designed to assess the utility of recidivism risk assessments for individuals charged with, or convicted of, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in pretrial settings. Building on prior reviews, the researchers completed a systematic review and meta-analysis of risk assessments among IPV aggressors to summarize their predictive validity in multiple types of recidivism, … Continued

Armed, Prohibited and Violent at Home: Implementation and Enforcement of Restrictions on Gun Possession by Domestic Violence Offenders in Four U.S. Localities

Firearms increase the risk of lethality in violent intimate relationships. Policies that restrict access to firearms by respondents to civil domestic violence protective orders (DVROs) are associated with reductions in intimate partner homicide, yet there is scant literature about how such prohibitions are implemented. We document how four localities are implementing gun possession prohibitions that … Continued

Domestic Violence Risk Assessment And The Family Court

This webinar commences with a discussion of various perspectives (advocacy, judicial, family law attorneys, court administrator, intimate partner violence victim/survivor) on family court systems. Dr. Websdale addresses the significance of intimate partner violence in family court, the importance of assessing the extent, context, and meaning of such violence, and the relevance and possible usefulness of … Continued