Resources and information that might be helpful, particularly for advocates of domestic violence and sexual assault. For additional help or for suggestions on new information you would like to see added to our website please contact us through the Email Hotline.
- National Judicial Education Program
Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: Adjudicating this Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence Free webcourse and resource for Judges, other Justice System Professionals and Advocates
- The Power and Control Wheel
An extensive list of power and control wheels for all kinds of abuse, including a wheel for Advocates, Deaf People, Immigrants and Police-Perpetrated Abuse
- National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Articles and publications on many topics
- Battered Women’s Justice Project
Links to various articles on different topics relating to domestic violence
- Confidentiality: An Advocate’s Guide
Provided by the Battered Women’s Justice Project
- Stop Violence Against Women - A project by Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
Article on sexual assault advocacy, with links to research on sexual assault advocacy programs
- NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Research on sexual violence.
- Don’t Forget the Pets
A guide for domestic violence shelters to start their own program for domestic violence survivors and their pets.
- Animal Welfare Institute
AWI has state-specific manuals for domestic violence advocates on how to include pets in protection orders.
- Guidelines for Advocates on Intervention and Safety Planning
The National Association of Social Workers website offers basic assessment, intervention and safety planning tips
- An Advocate’s Guide to Full Faith and Credit for Orders of Protection: Assisting Victims of Domestic Violence
Provides “advocate tips” on how to help victims with enforcing orders of protection. Includes a summary of the federal crimes of domestic violence
- National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP)
NIWAP educates, trains, offers technical assistance and public policy advocacy, and conducts research that will assist a wide range of professionals working at the federal, state, and local levels who work with and/or whose work affects immigrant women and children. NIWAP provides training and technical assistance on a broad range of issues of importance to immigrant women and children, including VAWA immigration and confidentiality, family law, protection orders, public benefits, language access, cultural competency, and access to services, including shelter, transitional housing, health care, and education.
- An Advocate’s Guide to Working Effectively With The Police
This site gives information on how advocates can develop a relationship with the police in their area to help victims of domestic violence