Technical Assistance

Standpoint has extensive experience in criminal and civil justice interventions and practices to assist professionals and organizations in a variety of ways in their work on domestic and sexual violence matters.

Types of Professionals and Organizations

Justice Professionals

  • Advocates and Victim Service Providers Attorneys

  • Family Court Practitioners (Guardian ad Litem, evaluators, etc.)

  • Judges and Court Staff (criminal, family and protection order)

  • Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Law School Clinics

  • Probation Staff

  • Prosecutors and Victim/Witness Staff

Community Members

  • Military Personnel

  • State and Tribal Coalitions

  • Tribal Personnel


  • Policymakers

Types of Technical Assistance


  • On-site, phone, or email consultations regarding issues and practices related to criminal and civil justice interventions

  • Consultation and assistance with specific cases, including legal research and analysis, case strategy and appellate work

  • Facilitation of peer-to-peer networking and referral

  • Identification and assessment of current responses and implementation of improved practices and policies

Policy Analysis

  • Research and development of legal and policy papers on emerging criminal and civil justice issues involving domestic and sexual violence.

  • Identification of “best practice” initiatives in domestic and sexual violence response from across the country.

Amicus Support

Amicus curiae –friend of the court– briefs can be useful advocacy tools for both parties to an appeal and for non-parties who may be affected by a pending court decision. Parties often seek amicus curiae support to buttress their positions in cases of first impression. Parties may also want to show courts that their decision will have a broad effect; an amicus curiae brief from similarly situated parties can drive that point home.

Standpoint has extensive experience in submitting amicus curiae. Learn more about notable amicus curiae advocated by Standpoint staff.