As a victim of a police officer, your situation is very different than that of other domestic violence victims.

Police Domestic Violence Handbook for Victims

Women whose abusers are in law enforcement face extraordinary challenges. The Handbook, written specifically for survivors of police-perpetrated domestic violence, explores the dynamics of officer-involved domestic violence.

Victim Handbook



An advocate is the one person who is there solely for the victim.

Legal & Policy Issues

Attorneys and legal advocates face extraordinary challenges when representing woman whose batterers are in law enforcement; standard legal strategies and safety planning simply don't work.

Hijacked by the Right: Battered Women in America’s Culture War

Domestic violence has become the new front of the war on women. Family Justice Centers are changing services for all women and their families. (Print book available through Amazon or your favorite book retailer.)


Articles, safety plans, research, links. Our books are available through Amazon, SmashWords, or your favorite book retailer.

Hijacked by the Right


Police Culture

Training and values affect how officers and departments respond to OIDV.

Crossing the Threshold: Female Officers & Police Perpetrated Domestic Violence

Police training and culture affects officers' personal relationships. It's always a volatile situation when a police officer is the perpetrator; but what happens when both the abuser and victim are officers?

Crossing the Threshold


Diane Wetendorf Inc.

Diane's pioneering work in police officer-involved domestic violence has taught advocates how to safely help survivors and battered women to know "they are not alone, they are not exaggerating, and they are certainly not crazy."


Crossing the Threshold is now available as an ebook. Buy it now on SmashWords or from your favorite ebook retailer.

We listened to you and we've been redesigning our site so it will be easier to use and understand.

Don't forget! The Handbook is also available as an ebook through Smashwords.

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