Re-Entering Survivors

Victimized Again: How the Reentry Process Perpetuates Violence Against Survivors of Domestic Violence

Courtney Cross
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Most women reentering their communities after serving time in jail or prison are survivors of some form of trauma; many are also victims of intimate partner violence. This expansive overview of survivors' reentry issues includes discussion of how the structure of community supervision can compel survivors to remain in unsafe homes by stripping them of other viable options, how abusers often use the processes of reentry and community supervision against them, and how traditional domestic violence responses may not apply.

Best Practice Toolkit for Working with Domestic Violence Survivors with Criminal Histories

Sheryl Kubiak, et al.
Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Produced by the Open Doors Project of the Michigan State Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, this toolkit is aimed at helping domestic and sexual violence programs meet the challenges posed by the individual, community, and systems-level barriers faced by survivors with criminal histories. Includes a section on housing and employment barriers.