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Family Violence - Publications

The following publications are a sample of available resources.

Domestic Violence

Impact of Differential Sentencing Severity for Domestic Violence Offenses and All Other Offenses Over Abusers' Life Spans
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2013

Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence in Princeton, West Virginia
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, October 2013

Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence in Portland, Oregon
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, October 2013

Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence in Reno, Nevada
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, October 2013

Testing the Effects of New York's Domestic Violence Courts: A Statewide Impact Evaluation
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2013

Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country (Guide/DVD)
Office for Victims of Crime, October 2012

GPS Monitoring Technologies and Domestic Violence: An Evaluation Study
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2012

OVC Help Series for Crime Victims: Domestic Violence
Office for Victims of Crime, June 2012

Meeting Survivors' Needs Through Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services & Supports: Results of a Multi-State Study
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2011

Intimate Partner Abuse in Divorce Mediation: Outcomes from a Long-Term Multi-Cultural Study
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2011

Consumer Rights Screening Tool for Domestic Violence Advocates and Lawyers
Office for Victims of Crime-sponsored, 2011

Victim Participation in Intimate Partner Violence Prosecution: Implications for Safety 
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2011

In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life (DVD & Trainer's Guide)
Office for Victims of Crime, August 2010

Domestic Violence Cases: What Research Shows About Arrest and Dual Arrest Rates
National Institute of Justice, 2008

Meeting Survivors' Needs: A Multi-State Study of Domestic Violence Shelter Experiences (Executive Summary)
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2008

Meeting Survivors' Needs: A Multi-State Study of Domestic Violence Shelter Experiences (Final Report)
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2008

Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Battered Women: A National Survey of the Courts' Capacity to Provide Protection Orders
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2006

Use and Outcomes of Protection Orders by Battered Immigrant Women
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2006

Violence and Victimization: Exploring Women's Histories of Survival
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2006

Experience of Intimate Partner Violence Among U.S. Born, Immigrant and Migrant Latinas
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Family and Employment Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: A Longitudinal Analysis
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Effects of Victims' Experiences with Prosecutors on Victim Empowerment and Re-Occurrence of Intimate Partner Violence, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2004

Family Violence: An Intervention Model for Dental Professionals 
Office for Victims of Crime, 2004

The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Women's Labor Force Participation
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2004

Violence Against Women: Identifying Risk Factors
National Institute of Justice, 2004

Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2003

Alcohol-Related Intimate Partner Violence Among White, Black, and Hispanic Couples in the United States
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2001

Stalking and Domestic Violence: Report to Congress
Office on Violence Against Women, 2001

Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence
National Institute of Justice, 2000

Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey
National Institute of Justice, 2000

Findings About Partner Violence From the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study
National Institute of Justice, 1999

Marital Rape: New Research and Directions
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, 1999

The Overlap Between Child Maltreatment and Woman Abuse
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, 1999

Abuse and Women with Disabilities
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, 1998

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Child Abuse

Child Maltreatment Annual Report
Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Annual

Child Maltreatment: Facts at a Glance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013

Understanding Child Maltreatment
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013

Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma
Office for Victims of Crime, February 2013

National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Child Abuse and Neglect
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, September 2012

OVC Help Series for Crime Victims: Child Abuse (For Youth Ages 12 and Older)
Office for Victims of Crime, June 2012

OVC Help Series for Crime Victims: What Adults Need to Know About Child Abuse 
Office for Victims of Crime, June 2012

Evaluation of the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Grant Program Special Initiative: Faith-Based and Community Organization Pilot Program
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2009

Breaking the Cycle of Trauma and Criminal Justice Involvement: The Mothers Overcoming and Managing Stress (MOMS) Study
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2008

Do Best Practice Interviews with Child Abuse Victims Influence Case Processing?
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2008

Processing and Outcomes of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases in Three Sites
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2006

Communitywide Strategies to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect: Lessons From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Recognizing When a Child's Injury or Illness Is Caused by Abuse
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2002

Child Abuse Reported to the Police
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2001

The Overlap Between Child Maltreatment and Woman Abuse
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, 1999

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Children Exposed to Violence

Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence: Summary of State Laws
Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2013

Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence
Department of Justice, December 2012

Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, August 2012

Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2011

Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence: Gendered and Contextual Effects on Adolescent Interpersonal Violence, Drug Use, and Mental Health Outcomes
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2011

Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2011

Questions and Answers About the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2011

Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2009

Consequences of Childhood Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2006

Children's Exposure to Domestic Violence: A Guide to Research and Resources
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 2006

Children Exposed to Violence: Current Status, Gaps, and Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2002

Safe From the Start: Taking Action on Children Exposed to Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000

Elder Abuse

Understanding Elder Abuse: New Directions for Developing Theories of Elder Abuse Occurring in Domestic Settings
National Institute of Justice, June 2013

Elder Abuse Emerges From the Shadows of Public Consciousness
National Institute of Justice, 2010

In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life (DVD & Trainer's Guide)
Office for Victims of Crime, 2010

Responding to Elder Abuse: What Community Corrections Should Know (DVD)
Office for Victims of Crime, 2010

Responding to Elder Abuse: What Judges and Court Personnel Should Know (DVD)
Office for Victims of Crime, 2010

Responding to Elder Abuse: What Law Enforcement Should Know (DVD)
Office for Victims of Crime, 2010

Testing a Model of Domestic Abuse Against Elder Women and Perceived Barriers to Help-Seeking: Comparing Victim and Non-Victim Responses
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2009

Statewide Profile of Abuse of Older Women and the Criminal Justice Response: Final Report
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2008

Barriers to and Promising Practices for Collaboration Between Adult Protective Services And Domestic Violence Programs
National Center on Elder Abuse, 2007

Bruising in the Geriatric Population
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2006

Domestic Violence in Later Life: A Guide to the Aging Network for Domestic Violence and Victim Service Programs
National Center on Elder Abuse, 2006

Late Life Domestic Violence: What the Aging Network Needs to Know
National Center on Elder Abuse, 2006

Partnering With Faith Communities To Provide Elder Fraud Prevention, Intervention, and Victim Services
Office for Victims of Crime, 2006

Domestic Violence Against Older Women: Final Technical Report
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Reducing Repeat Incidents of Elder Abuse: Results of a Randomized Experiment, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2001

Results From an Elder Abuse Prevention Experiment in New York City
National Institute of Justice, 2001

Our Aging Population: Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimization, and Implementing Coordinated Interventions
Office of Justice Programs, 2000

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Family Violence

Intimate Partner Violence, 1993–2010
Bureau of Justice Statistics, November 2012

National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Intimate Partner Violence
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, September 2012

Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2010

Co-Occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment: Local Policies/Practices and Relationships to Child Placement, Family Services and Residence
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2006

Legal Interventions in Family Violence: Research Findings and Policy Implications
National Institute of Justice, 1998

Justice Programs on Family Violence: A Report to the Assistant Attorney General's Office of Justice Programs
Office of Justice Programs, 1997

A Coordinated Approach to Reducing Family Violence: Conference Highlights
National Institute of Justice, 1995

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Programs

Testing the Effects of New York's Domestic Violence Courts: A Statewide Impact Evaluation
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2013

Practical Implications of Current Intimate Partner Violence Research for Victim Advocates and Service Providers
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2013

Coordinating the Criminal Justice Response to Intimate Partner Violence: The Effectiveness of Councils in Producing Systems Change
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2009

Pretrial Innovations for Domestic Violence Offenders and Victims: Lessons From the Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative
National Institute of Justice, 2007

Evaluating the Impact of a Specialized Domestic Violence Police Unit, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2006

Impact Evaluation of Special Session Domestic Violence: Enhanced Advocacy and Interventions, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Police Intervention and the Repeat of Domestic Assault, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Lexington County Domestic Violence Court: A Partnership and Evaluation
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2004

Batterer Intervention Programs: Where Do We Go From Here?
National Institute of Justice, 2003

Do Batterer Intervention Programs Work? Two Studies
National Institute of Justice, 2003

What Makes a Domestic Violence Court Work? Lessons from New York
American Bar Association, 2003

Effects of Arrest on Intimate Partner Violence: New Evidence From the Spouse Assault Replication Program
National Institute of Justice, 2001

Brief Strategic Family Therapy
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000

Family Skills Training for Parents and Children
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000

The Nurturing Parenting Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000

Batterer Intervention: Program Approaches and Criminal Justice Strategies
National Institute of Justice, 1998

Batterer Programs: What Criminal Justice Agencies Need to Know
National Institute of Justice, 1998

Effective Family Strengthening Interventions
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1998

Prenatal and Early Childhood Nurse Home Visitation
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1998

Evaluation of Family Violence Training Programs
National Institute of Justice, 1995

Domestic and Family Violence: Highlighted Programs from the State Annual Reports
Justice Research and Statistics Association, 1994

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Statistics

Child Maltreatment
Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Annual

Criminal Victimization
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual

Intimate Partner Violence: Attributes of Victimization, 1993–2011
Bureau of Justice Statistics, November 2013

Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010
Bureau of Justice Statistics, March 2013

Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010
Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2012

Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010  
Bureau of Justice Statistics, November 2012

Violent Crime Against the Elderly Reported by Law Enforcement in Michigan, 2005-2009  
Bureau of Justice Statistics, June 2012

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report  
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 2011

Murder Circumstances by Relationship, 2009 (Crime in the United States)
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2010

Female Victims of Violence
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009

Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Large Urban Counties
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009

State Court Processing of Domestic Violence Cases
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2008

Explaining the Prevalence, Context, and Consequences of Dual Arrest in Intimate Partner Cases: Final Report
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2007

Intimate Partner Violence in the United States
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2007

Crimes Against Persons Age 65 or Older, 1993-2002
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2005

Family Violence Statistics: Including Statistics on Strangers and Acquaintances
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2005

Reporting of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault by Nonstrangers to the Police, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Rural and Urban Trends in Family and Intimate Partner Homicide: 1980-1999
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Crime in the United States, 2003: Violence Among Family Members and Intimate Partners
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2004

Intimate Partner Violence and Age of Victim, 1993-99
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2001

Intimate Partner Violence
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000

Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement: Victim, Incident, and Offender Characteristics
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000

Violence by Intimates
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1998

The Structure of Family Violence: An Analysis of Selected Incidents
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1996

Spouse Murder Defendants in Large Urban Counties
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1995

Murder in Families
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1994

Violence Between Intimates
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1994

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NCJRS Abstracts Database

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 220,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

Users of the database may conduct a search using their own key words and link to full text where available. As of March 2014, there were more than 6,000 abstracts available using the term(s) "family violence."

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