Enhancing responses to domestic violence Promising practices from the judicial oversight demonstration initiative


When the criminal justice system intervenes in domestic violence cases, numerous public and private agencies become involved. To successfully ensure victim safety throughout the criminal justice intervention, each agency must understand its mission and role in relation to the others. This brochure highlights some of the key efforts that three federally-funded demonstration initiatives are making to improve their communities' ability to help keep victims safer by enhancing both offender and system accountability.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021