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InVEST Toolkit

The InVEST Program Online Toolkit is for InVEST team partners including, but not limited to: domestic violence advocates, law enforcement, health care professionals, prosecutors, and judges. This toolkit includes resources to assist InVEST programs in their work with survivors of domestic violence and their community partners.

  • Advocacy Beyond Leaving
    Advocacy Beyond Leaving is a guide for domestic violence advocates to help battered women who are in contact with current for former partners.
  • Florida’s Domestic Violence Bench Book for Florida Judges, January 2012
  • Campus Program
    The primary purposes of the Campus Program  are to develop and strengthen effective security and investigation strategies to prevent and prosecute domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campuses and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving such crimes against women on campuses.
  • A Domestic Violence Campus Organizing Guide
    A Domestic Violence Campus Organizing Guide for Health Professional Students and Faculty highlights the response to domestic violence as a health care issue and a call to action for health professionals.
  • American Humane Pets and Women’s Shelters (PAWS) Program Startup Guide
    Recognizing both the urgent need to protect domestic violence victims from further abuse and the comfort that pets provide people, especially in times of stress and trauma, American Humane is leading a national program to guide domestic and family violence emergency housing shelters toward permitting residents to bring their pets with them.  American Humane Pets and Women’s Shelters (PAWS) Program Startup Guide provides simple, how-to methods for starting a PAWS Program at a domestic violence center.
  • The Link® for Prosecutors
    The Link® between violence to people and violence to animals is well-documented by research, both nationally and internationally. When someone is cruel to animals, violence to people is more likely to be present as well.  This booklet outlines what prosecutors need to know about The Link® and how to use this evidence in the courtroom to help keep families and communities safer.
  • Eve's Peace Toolkit Handbook
    Eve's Peace Toolkit covers various topics of how faith plays a fundamental role in ending violence against women.
  • Embracing Justice: A Guide for Jewish Clergy on Domestic Abuse
    Embracing Justice: A Guide for Jewish Clergy on Domestic Abuse is a guide that offers key information and resources in a succinct and easy-to-navigate format.

  • A Practical Guide to Evaluating Domestic Violence Coordinating Councils
    Domestic violence coordinating councils, task forces and committees have become common vehicles for the implementation of a coordinated community response to domestic violence. A Practical Guide to Evaluating Domestic Violence Coordinating Councils provides a source of comprehensive information, training and technical assistance on community response to and prevention of domestic violence.
  • Creating A Domestic Violence Court
    Creating A Domestic Violence Court Guidelines and Best Practices handbook is the results of a collaborative effort of individuals from across the country with in depth experience in creating and operating domestic violence courts. The need for these guidelines came out of the growing interest jurisdictions had in starting a domestic violence court but did not have the tools to identify an appropriate court model to do so.
  • Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Experiencing Trauma and Other Mental Health Challenges
    This handbook was created for the overall purpose of providing guidance to attorneys so that they can help survivors achieve their civil legal objectives when trauma or other mental health challenges are a potential factor in a case.
  • Improving Access to Justice for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence - English / Spanish (PDF)
    This guide is intended to provide an overview of domestic violence issues specific to immigrants and how immigrant survivors can be identified, accompanied through the legal system, and access options for safety and stability for themselves and their children.


Webinars (Advocates Only)

You must be a registered advocate and signed into the FCADV site in order to view these webinars.


This project was supported by Award No. V028-14197 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs. Sponsored by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the State of Florida.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, call the Department of Legal Affairs, Federal Discrimination Complaint Coordinator, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300, or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).


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