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was published by the National District Attorneys Association's National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women. Items may be reprinted if attributed to NDAA's National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women. Please provide copies to The Voice. Contact us if you have inquiries or article suggestions at (703) 549-9222 or e-mail

This project was supported by Grant No. 2004-WT-AX-K047 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the National District Attorneys Association.


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Update Archives



Volume 3, Number 2
Forfeiture by Wrongdoing in a Post-Giles World

Volume 3, Number 1
False Reports: Moving Beyond the Issue to Successfully Investigate and Prosecute Non-Stranger Sexual Assault



Volume 2, Number 2
Prosecuting Intimate Partner Sexual Assault

Volume 2, Number 1
“And Then He Choked Me”: Understanding, Investigating and Prosecuting Strangulation Cases




Volume 1, Number 12
Victims and Witnesses with Developmental Disabilities and the Prosecution of Sexual Assault

Volume 1, Number 11
Understanding the Non-Stranger Rapist

Volume 1, Number 10
The Prosecutor’s Guide to Mental Health Disorders

Volume 1, Number 9
Taking a Process-Oriented Approach to Domestic Violence Prosecutions




Volume 1, Number 8
Why the Abused Should Not Become the Accused

Volume 1, Number 7
Overcoming the Consent Defense

Volume 1, Number 6
Tips for Testifying as an Expert Witness in a Violence Against Women Prosecution

Volume 1, Number 5
“I have an ‘owie’” Health Care Providers’ Roles after Crawford, Davis & Hammon

Volume 1, Number 3
Rape and Sexual Assault Reporting Laws




Volume 1, Number 2
State Sexual and Domestic Violence Coalitions Helping Prosecutors Hold Offenders Accountable and Keep Victims Safe

Volume 1, Number 1
Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations




Volume 1, Issue 1
Stopping Violence Against Women One Case at a Time