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Academy on Violence and Abuse

added 06/03/2008
Michael Callahan

"The Academy on Violence and Abuse is an academic, health-professional membership-based organization dedicated to making violence and abuse a core component of medical and related professional education."

Advocates for Youth

added 12/17/2009

An organization that works both in the United States and in developing countries with a sole focus on adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Provides printed and electronic resources, technical assistance, and training to promote research-based best practices in the field of adolescent sexual health.

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

added 06/04/2008

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) website is designed to: "Serve as an online connection for child welfare professionals, staff of public and private organizations, academic institutions, and others who are committed to serving children and families. Provide up-to-date information on evidence-based child welfare practices. Facilitate the utilization of evidence-based practices as a method of achieving improved outcomes of safety, permanency and well-being for children and families involved in the California public child welfare system."

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

added 04/07/2010

The Center's mission is to protect the basic human rights of refugee women and girls by advancing gender-sensitive asylum laws, helping advocates successfully represent women in need of protection, and preventing these refugees from being forcibly returned to the countries from which they have fled. The Center also carries out research and advocacy initiatives around human rights violations in regions around the world.

Center for Impact Research

added 05/04/2000

CIR is a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that works towards elimination of poverty through grass-roots research aimed at identifying innovative policy strategies better reflecting low-income persons' needs. CIR's projects all result in new poverty solutions crafted in collaboration with low-income persons, community-based organizations, and governmental agencies.

Center for Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)

added 07/21/1997
University of Colorado

Offers information databases, facts and statistics, links to other resources, critical reviews of literature, technical assistance services, and empirical research.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Women with Disabilities

added 07/30/2009

"CDC’s disability and health team has targeted women with disabilities as a major area of emphasis and works to promote their health and well-being through research, partnerships, and education. CDC funds projects around the United States to improve surveillance and promotes research that focuses on women with disabilities as a special subpopulation." Site includes section on Domestic Violence.

Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children

added 03/22/2001

The purpose of the Centre is to promote the development of community-centred action research on violence against women and children. The Centre facilitates individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities related to the understanding and prevention of abuse.

Connect Research Centre

added 06/26/2013

The Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence brings together researchers, practitioners and influencers to develop new ideas on preventing all forms of violence between individuals in personal relationships, adults and children. The Centre conducts policy and practice focused research, often collaboratively; provides a specialist environment for PhD and post graduate research training; provides consultancy; a forum and opportunities for cross disciplinary and international networking, debate and collective influencing; supports activities for knowledge exchange and the use of research to influence change.

Crimes Against Children Research Center

added 02/13/2001

The Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire provides high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.


added 09/21/2011

The Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.
This specific link takes you to their evidence based practices for children exposed to domestic violence for which their are 14 effective practices. There are also 11 promising practices.

Department of Peace and Conflict Research

added 04/26/1996

Research Center at Uppsala University, Sweden. They post research articles and information regarding their training programs on their website.

Domestic Violence Evidence Project

added 10/29/2012

This site, an initiative of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), is designed to respond to the growing emphasis on identifying and integrating “evidence-based practice”. The site combines what we know from research, evaluation, practice and theory to inform critical decision-making by domestic violence programs and allies. Links to evaluations tools and many publications with more to come in 2013.

End Violence Against Women International

added 03/07/2010

EVAW works to improve the response of the criminal justice system and community professionals to violence against women. They provide education, training, and research, and promote multidisciplinary collaboration which enables responding professionals to better support victims and hold offenders accountable.

Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC)

added 07/06/1999
Urban Institute

FJSRC provides online access to the BJS Federal Justice Statistics Program database about cases processed in the Federal criminal justice system. Users may interactively query the database and download datasets for more detailed analysis. Data for 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 are available online.

Global Research Program on Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention

added 02/25/2009
Jeffrey L. Edleson and Richard M. Tolman

The aim of this project is to develop and test early prevention strategies to engage new fathers and non-violent men in preventing violence against women and children. It is a collaborative project of Richard M. Tolman, a Professor in the University of Michigan's School of Social Work, and Jeffrey L. Edleson, a Professor in the University of Minnesota's School of Social Work and Director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.

Home: The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network

added 05/13/2011

The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network supports and strengthens research, knowledge and learning surrounding the recovery and reintegration of children affected by sexual exploitation and trafficking globally.

Human Trafficking Search

added 12/12/2013

This site offers multilingual data base filled with over 50,000 reports, documents, congressional testimonies and news articles on the topic of human trafficking.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Knowledge Path

added 06/17/2013
Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University

This knowledge path directs readers to a selection of current, high-quality resources about preventing, identifying, and responding to intimate partner violence (IPV) within the home and the community. Health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, researchers, employers, and advocates can use this knowledge path to learn more about IPV; for program development; and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. A separate brief lists resources for victims of abuse and their families.


added 02/12/2010

"Jagori is a women’s training, documentation, communication and resource center that was established in 1984 in India. It works extensively on the impact of current economic and social processes on women’s lives and issues like communal violence, economic policies, reproductive and child health and violence against women."

Kessel Institute for the Study of Peace and Change

added 12/18/1997

KISPC is located at Mankato State University (MSU) and is dedicated to advancing the understanding and the existence of peace at all levels, from individual to the global community. The Institute, named after MSU Political Science Professor Abbas Kessel, defines peace in its broadest sense, denoting not only the absence of conflict but also the interrelationship of the factors necessary to create or to enhance harmony within and among human beings and their environments.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)

added 07/06/1999

NACJD offers an interactive data analysis system for selected NACJD studies. The user is able to produce cross-tabulations, descriptive statistics, and frequencies or subset cases into extracts that can be downloaded for further analysis. Several homicide, victimization and corrections studies are available.

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

added 09/16/2008

A national organization composed of local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights and labor organizations and activists. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues. They work to promote a just immigration and refugee policy in the United States and to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.

Office for Victims of Crime, Training and Technical Assistance Center: Anti-Human Trafficking

added 06/10/2013

OVC TTAC provides practitioner-driven, evidence-based training and technical assistance (TTA) that is responsive to the particular needs of victim service providers, their communities, and the victims they serve, including this specific focus on anti-human trafficking. The types of TTA include tailored, onsite consultations and trainings in response to specific requests, professional development scholarships, crime victim scholarships, and a number of online resources, including our e-Guide for newly formed and established multidisciplinary task forces.

PreVAiL Research Network

added 04/07/2010

"Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan (PreVAiL), is an international research collaboration of over 50 researchers and partners from Canada, the US, the UK, Asia, Europe and Australia, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute for Gender and Health (2009-2014). Our goal is to bring together researchers and decision-maker partners to produce and share knowledge that will help children, women and men exposed to child maltreatment and intimate partner violence (IPV)."

Preventing Youth Violence

added 06/13/2011
Departments of Justice and Education and the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

The forum was created for localities to share knowledge and experience in what works and what doesn't in preventing youth and gang violence. Through the development of comprehensive networks and strategies that blend prevention, intervention, enforcement, and reentry, localities will work across agencies towards a common goal: preventing youth and gang violence. This website provides trainings, tools, resources, articles and recent research on the topic of youth violence prevention.

Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities

added 12/07/2010

The PPN website offers unique resources that provide credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and families. Key aspects of the site include Programs that Work, Research Briefs, Resources and Tools, Expert Perspectives, and Effective Service Delivery.

Queen Sofia Center for the Study of Violence

added 03/23/2001

The Queen Sofia Center for the Study of Violence conducts and promotes the scientific research into the underlying factors of violence including its roots, targets and context.

Quick Health Data Online

added 10/02/2008
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health

Free online database of health statistics including national, regional, and county data on abuse, sexual violence, violent youth behavior, murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, homicides and more. Easily generate reports and charts for your next story or lesson plan. This easy-to-use resource has accurate, up-to-date, government approved information.

Restorative Justice Online

added 04/17/2012

Restorative Justice Online is a service of the Prison Fellowship International Centre for Justice and Reconciliation. Its purpose is to be an authoritative, credible, non-partisan resource of information on restorative justice.

Rutgers Center on Violence Against Women and Children

added 02/20/2009

The center aims to end violence against women and children and focuses on multidisciplinary research, education, and training that impacts communities and policy in New Jersey, the U.S., and throughout the world.

Safe Start Center

added 10/22/2010

The Safe Start Center is a website compiling research, resources, service delivery strategies and more for The Safe Start Initiative which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The goal of the Safe Start Initiative is to broaden the knowledge of and promote community investment in evidence-based strategies for reducing the impact of children's exposure to violence.

Stalking Information Clearinghouse

added 01/06/2009
Stalking Resource Center

The clearinghouse provides a wide range of useful information for practitioners. Materials include: research on stalking, practitioner-specific educational tools, multidisciplinary curricula, model protocols and more.

State Child Welfare Policy Database

added 03/07/2010

Developed by Child Trends and sponsored by Casey Family Programs, this website provides state-by-state policy information on a range of child welfare topics. Visitors can access up-to-date information on individual state policies and can compare their own state's policies to those of other states.

The Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action

added 02/05/2010

CAFRA is a regional network of feminists, individual researchers, activists and women’s organisations that define feminist politics as a matter of both consciousness and action. We are committed to understanding the relationship between the oppression of women and other forms of oppression in the society, and we are working actively for change.

The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

added 07/30/2009

The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) is located at Baylor College of Medicine whose mission is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to improve the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities. Research is conducted on various topics including violence against women with disabilities.

The Future of Children Online Journal

added 03/14/2000

The Future of Children is an online publication of the Children, Families, and Communities Program of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research. Vol. 9 - No. 3 - Winter 1999 is about Domestic Violence and Children and includes articles such as: Domestic Violence and Children: Analysis and Recommendations; Prevalence and Effects of Child Exposure to Domestic Violence; and The Impact of Violence on Children. Jeffrey Edleson, Ph.D. from the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse was the issue's Editoral Advisor.

The Leadership Council On Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence

added 02/25/2009

"The Leadership Council is a nonprofit independent scientific organization providing professionals and lay persons with the latest scientific information on issues that may affect the public's health and safety. Their mission is to promote the ethical application of psychological science to human welfare, especially abused and neglected children."

The Network of East-West Women Polska

added 08/07/2009

NEWW is an international communication and resource network supporting dialogue, informational exchange, and activism among those concerned about the status of women in Central and Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States, and the Russian Federation. NEWW coordinates research and advocacy that supports women's equality and full participation in all aspects of public and private life.

Wellesley Centers on Women

added 03/07/2000

A collaboration from the Center for Research on Women and the Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies. Research programs include Adult Memories and Consequences and Recovery from Child Sexual Abuse; Longitudinal Research on Partner Violence, Child Physical Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse; and Reach Out to Schools: Social Competency Program Assessment Project.