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Answering Questions From Employers About Criminal Records or Arrests
This document appears courtesy of Legal Momentum. It is designed to be of assistance to victims of domestic violence who may have been arrested for or convicted of a crime due to their domestic violence situation. Available in .pdf format.
Australia's CEO Challenge
Non-profit organization in Brisbane, Australia that partners the business sector and community to respond to domestic violence. It is similar to the Corporate Alliance in structure and mission.
Business Case for Domestic Violence Programs in Health Care Settings
This link leads to a free resource a collaboration between Physicians for A Violence-Free Society and The Family Violence Prevention Fund. The "tool kit" includes a PowerPoint presentation, Excel-based Return on Investment Tool, Guidebook for the ROI tool, and Case Scenarios.
Business Strengthening America
Business Strengthening America is a self-directed, multi-year, peer-to-peer effort to engage thousands of America's business leaders in a campaign to encourage civic engagement and service.
This link leads to CAEPV's blog on domestic violence and the workplace. Feel free to visit and comment!
Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence UK
The Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence UK is the sister alliance to CAEPV and consists of a group of progressive companies and organiztions working individually and collectively to address the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.
Creating Solutions Creating Change A Guide For Employers
This guide appears courtesy of CAEPV Member Legal Momentum. It was created with the financial support of CAEPV Members American Express and Liz Claiborne and is designed to assist employers addressing domestic violence as a workplace issue.
Cut It Out
"Cut It Out" is a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States. CUT IT OUT builds awareness of domestic abuse and trains salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to local resources.
Domestic Violence and the Workplace
This web site of the Multnomah County Oregon Department of County Human Services includes a self-guided tutorial on domestic violence and the workplace. While some of the legal and resource information is specific to Oregon, the tutorial provides a basic foundation for understanding domestic violence.
Domestic Violence and the Workplace Resources - Vermont Attorney General's Office
The Vermont Attorney General's Office joined with the Vermont Commission on Women, Vermont's Council on Domestic Violence and domestic violence advocates to address domestic violence as a workplace and public health and safety issue. This site provides great resources for employers.
Domestic Violence and the Workplace Toolkit - WorksafeBC (British Columbia, Canada)
WorkSafeBC created the tool kit in response to a May 2010 B.C. Coroners Service report Findings and Recommendations of the Domestic Violence Death Review Panel. WorkSafeBC developed the tool kit in consultation with employers, scholars, police officers, and related non-profit organizations. It draws from existing workplace safety legislation in the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
Domestic Violence Workplace Resources
A newly developed domestic violence workplace resources site created by CAEPV Member Blue Shield of California Foundation.
Domestic Violence: Make It Your Business (Program of the Colorado Bar Association)
This part of COBAR's web site is devoted to the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.
This site from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a free, research-based Web site that provides a confidential, stigma-free way for employees and their families to find information on physical, mental health, drugs, and alcohol issues. GetFit incorporates the messages of substance abuse prevention, early intervention, treatment, relapse prevention, and comorbidity into an overall strategy for health, wellness, and safety. All organizations and businesses, profit and non-profit, of any size can customize their own version of GetFit through a step-by-step online process.
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Intimate Partner Violence - Its A Workplace Issue (August 2005)
These research findings are presented by CAEPV Member The Spokane County Domestic Violence Consortium, Washington State University, Associated Industries of the Inland Northwest, Spokane County Sheriff's Department, and the Spokane Police Department. The research is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health awarded to Washington State University.
Kaiser Permanente's Silent Witness
Kaiser Permanente employees share personal stories about their experiences with domestic violence.
Manitoba Government Family Violence and the Workplace Employer Toolkit
The Workplace Initiative to Support Employees (WISE) on Family Violence toolkit from the Manitoba government offers practical information and resources to help employers recognize and respond to employees affected by family violence. Because family violence is often hidden, it is sometimes difficult for employers to recognize the impact it has on employees and their work environments. This toolkit is intended to help employers support employees when family violence issues affect their workplace.
OSHA's Training Materials on Workplace Violence
This link leads to free downloadable training materials on workplace violence from OSHA (the Occupational Safety & Health Administration) including PowerPoint slides, handouts, and links to other resources such as an online training course on workplace violence.
OSHA's Workplace Violence Site
This site, developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, contains downloadable reports, fact sheets, and recommendations for addressing violence in the workplace — including domestic violence.
Penn State University’s “A Day in the Life.”
This link leads to Penn State University’s domestic violence and the workplace program called “A Day in the Life.” The training was developed for Penn State University by Centre County Women’s Resource Center. This training program was the outcome of a domestic violence homicide that occurred in Centre County on November 8, 2001. The homicide was reviewed in 2004 by the Centre County Fatality Review Committee, a committee that meets on a regular basis to review all domestic violence related homicides that occur in Centre County. The Committee created profiles of the victim and the defendant, her husband, based on information collected by the State College Police Department and interviews with friends and relatives who had contact with either the victim or the defendant prior to the murder. The victim's parents, her co-workers, law enforcement officers, and court personnel met to share their perspectives on what happened in the weeks, months, and years leading up to her death.
Safe At Home Safe At Work (Australia)
This Australian website "Safe at Home Safe At Work" is part of the Domestic Violence Workplace Rights & Entitlements Project. The Domestic Violence Workplace Rights & Entitlements Project is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to address the impact of domestic violence in the workplace and promote domestic violence entitlements through enterprise bargaining. The Project commenced in July 2010. Working nationally with employers and unions partners, the Project has been successful in raising Australian awareness of the connection between domestic violence and the workplace and promoting the introduction of domestic violence entitlements in industrial awards and agreements.
Safe@Work Coalition
This link leads to the completely revamped Safe@Work Coalition web site funded by CAEPV members Altria Group, Inc. and Liz Claiborne. Safe@Work is a coalition of New York area private employers (including Altria, Liz Claiborne and American Express), trade unions, domestic violence advocacy groups, and government organizations brought together in 2000 to demystify domestic violence for employers and unions and to provide guidance on creating an environment where this historically "private" problem can be openly and effectively addressed. This resource is a wonderful example of employers addressing domestic violence together on a local/regional basis.
Sloan Work and Family Research Network
The Sloan Work and Family Research Network serves a global community of individuals interested in work and family research by providing resources, building knowledge, and sharing information. Created in 1997, the Network is the leading web destination for free credible, current information on work-family issues.
Society for Human Resource Management
Information on employment laws regarding workplace issues.
State Compensation Website Links
This link from the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards is an important potential resource for your employees or clients who are victims of crime in your state. For example, in Illinois, through the Attorney General's Office Crime Victims' Compensation Program (CVC), a victim of crime can be provided up to $27,000 in reimbursement for monetary losses such as medical and hospital bills -- and more.
State of Maine's Department of Public Safety
This website was created by State of Maine's Department of Public Safety. It is an on-line tutorial for their employees regarding domestic violence and the workplace, but it is open to anyone who wishes to go through the program.
State of Mississippi's Workplace Violence Handbook
This link leads to a new workplace violence handbook produced by the Attorney General's office in Mississippi.
State of Virginia Attorney General's Office | Domestic Violence and the Workplace Initiative
To help fight domestic violence, the Virginia Attorney General strives to enhance cooperation between state agencies, provide helpful information to victims, and promote statewide awareness and education. The Attorney General’s Office also supports legislation to combat domestic violence and sexual assault, while implementing grant programs and other initiatives, such as Verizon Wireless's HopeLine Program, which donates cell phones to local shelters for victims. This link directs you to the Attorney General's Domestic Violence and the Workplace Initiative
Strategic Employer Responses to Domestic Violence
This link leads to an updated workplace resource center available on the Family Violence Prevention Fund website. The resource center was funded by the Hitachi Foundation.
Texas Health Resources Online Manager Training – Family Violence and the Workplace
This online manager training on family violence and the workplace is provided by CAEPV Member Texas Health Resources. One hour of CE credit is associated with completing this online course. A hard copy of the toolkit can also be ordered.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Work/Life Programs
The United States Office of Personnel Management Work/Life Programs web site contains a great deal of information on work/life issues, including domestic violence.
Value Options
This link leads to an initiative by ValueOptions, a company that develops and implements managed behavioral health and Employee Assistance Program services for Fortune 500 companies, national and regional health plans, as well as federal, state and local governments. The program includes the CAEPV Sample Policy as well as other resources and tools for employers to use in addressing domestic violence in the workplace.
Violence on the Job
This FREE training and educational DVD from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is filled with recommendations and resources for preventing work-related homicides and assaults.
Workplace Domestic Violence Manual
This web site by the Montgomery Work/Life Alliance (Maryland) contains a downloadable workplace domestic violence manual.
Workplace Violence Prevention and Response Guideline
This link leads to the Workplace Violence Prevention and Response Guideline offered by ASIS International. The guideline was developed by a group of professionals in the field including CAEPV members Joanne Colucci (American Express), W. Barry Nixon (National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence), Don Knox (State Farm Insurance Companies), Gene Rugala (The Academy Group, Inc.) from the CAEPV National Advisory Board, and CAEPV Executive Director Kim Wells. It is designed to offer useful ways to maintain a safe and secure work environment through such means as identifying, evaluating, and controlling potential hazards and conducting employee informational training. It also includes a section on addressing domestic violence as a workplace issue.
Workplace Violence: Issues in Response
This monograph — a collaboration between the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), and a select group of experts from law enforcement, private industry, government, law, labor, professional organizations, victim services, the military, academia, mental health, and CIRG's Crisis Negotiations Unit — is aimed at prevention, intervention, threat assessment and management, crisis management and critical incident response and, in consultation with the Department of Justice, makes legislative and research recommendations.
Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence
This website is a resource for employers created in partnership by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, Legal Momentum, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and its National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Resource Sharing Project of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence, and Victim Rights Law Center. The multi-disciplinary project emphasizes getting information to employers of underrepresented employees, including those who are low wage, immigrant, young, older or in other ways vulnerable

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