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Reports: Family violence

Minnesota Femicide Report
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, January 2017, 44 pp.
An annual report of domestic violence homicide statistics in Minnesota.   more info >

Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, April 2016, 383 pp.
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience.   more info >

Status of Women and Girls in Minnesota: Research Overview
Women's Foundation of Minnesota and Center on Women & Public Policy, June 2014, 20 pp.
Biennial report that provides health, safety, economic and leadership data on women and girls in Minnesota.   more info >

Child Maltreatment
Children's Bureau, December 2013, 264 pp.
National and state-level data on child abuse and neglect.   more info >

Child Abuse and Neglect in North Dakota
Kids Count North Dakota, December 2013, 2 pp.
Rate of child abuse and neglect by North Dakota county.   more info >

Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers: A Survey of State Child Welfare Policies and Initiatives
Zero to Three, Child Trends, September 2013, 67 pp.
Presents results of a survey of state child welfare agencies about the policies and practices that guide their work in addressing the needs of infants and toddlers who have been maltreated.   more info >

Acts of omission: An overview of child neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway, August 2012, 17 pp.
This bulletin for professionals addresses the scope of the problem of child neglect as well as its consequences, reviews definitions and strategies for assessing neglect, and presents lessons learned about prevention and intervention.   more info >

Domestic Violence: Results from the 2010 Minnesota Crime Victim Survey
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Greater Twin Cities United Way, March 2012, 28 pp.
Presents the domestic violence results from a statewide assessment of crime victimization and response to victimization. Specific data include victim demographics, feelings of safety in the community, and the impact of crimes.   more info >

Why they run: An In-depth look at America's runaway youth
National Runaway Switchboard, May 2010, 19 pp.
Examines a range of factors in the lives of runaway youth including family dynamics before leaving, demographics, how they get by, what caused them to leave home, and knowledge of available services. The report is based on ten years of data from the National Runaway Switchboard's Crisis Caller Trends report and interviews with youth.   more info >

Crime victims services
Wilder Research, March 2010, 32 pp.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs asked Wilder Research to develop brief reports that "tell the story" of victim services in the state and suggest new directions. Reports covered domestic violence, sexual assault, general crime, and child abuse.   more info >

Minnesota child welfare disparities report
Minnesota Department of Human Services, February 2010, 64 pp.
This report presents Minnesota data on child maltreatment reports, out-of-home care, child well-being, and permanency by race and ethnicity.   more info >

Children's exposure to violence: A comprehensive national survey: Juvenile Justice Bulletin
U.S. Department of Justice, October 2009, 12 pp.
Results of a nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence.   more info >

Domestic Violence: Results from the 2008 Minnesota Crime Victim Survey
Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs and Greater Twin Cities United Way, July 2009, 28 pp.
Presents the domestic violence results from a statewide assessment of crime victimization and response to victimization. Specific data include victim demographics, feelings of safety in the community, and the impact of crimes.   more info >

Intimate partner violence in the United States
Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2007, 46 pp.
National data on intimate partner violence. Includes information on victim and offender characteristics, circumstances, injury and treatment, victim assistance, and reporting to the police.   more info >

Domestic violence and children's mental health
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health, March 2005, 2 pp.
Research indicates that children exposed to domestic violence may experience higher rates of depression, anxiety, aggressive behavior, and academic problems. Discuss the results of a study of 40,636 children entering the Illinois domestic violence service system over a five-year period.   more info >

Risk factors for delinquency : an overview
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, November 2003, 11 pp.
Defines risk factors and protective factors, explains why they are important, and discusses some of the major factors linked to delinquency and violence.   more info >

Every door closed : facts about parents with criminal records
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)|Community Legal Services, August 2003, 16 pp.
Series of fact sheets addresses issues faced by parents with criminal records including employment barriers, access to housing, the ban on financial aid for higher education, accessibility of public benefits, struggle with child support obligations.   more info >

Children exposed to domestic violence : an early childhood educator's handbook to increase understanding and improve community responses
Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System, November 2001, 31 pp.
A handbook on domestic violence and its impact on young children; signs that children may display when they are having difficulties due to a variety of reasons, including domestic violence; and ways to support children.   more info >

Web sites

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database
"Contains summaries of more than 160,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research." You can also search the NCJRS Virtual Library, a collection of more than 7,000 full-text publications.   more info >

Family Violence Resources, National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Information resources on family violence, including data, key legislation, research reports, and more.   more info >

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