Diane L. Rosenfeld, “The High Risk Team model and GPS Offender Monitoring: Stopping DV in its Tracks”, 17(3) Domestic Violence Report (2012) Read the article here.

Diane L. Rosenfeld, “Why Doesn’t He Leave?: Restoring Liberty and Equality to Battered Women”. In Directions in Sexual Harassment Law (2004) Read the article here.

Diane L. Rosenfeld, “Correlative Rights and the Boundaries of Freedom: protecting the Civil Rights of Endangered Women” 43 Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review (2008) Read the article here.

John J. Hoffman, “Report on the Availability of Appropriate Technology to Monitor Domestic Violence Offenders and their Victims” Read the article here.

Shelley M. Santry, “Can You Find Me Now? Amanda’s Bill: A Case Study in the Use of GPS in Tracking Pretrial Domestic Violence Offenders” (2011) Read the article here.

Edna Erez et. al, “GPS Monitoring Technologies and Domestic Violence: An Evaluation Study” (2012) Read the article here.

Report on the Availability of Appropriate Technology to Monitor Domestic Violence Offenders and their Victims.

September 2014:

Almost two dozen other states have either implemented these programs or are in the process of creating them. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a similar bill into law last month.

Iowa is the latest state to consider proposals for GPS tracking, which in theory could alert authorities when the offenders violate their restraining order and come within a certain range of the victim.

More information and statistics about Iowa is available here.

New bill proposed in New York State

A proposal being discussed in Albany would add a safety measure for victims of domestic violence by using GPS technology. The bill in the state Assembly, A03499, is sponsored by Buffalo-area Democrat Crystal Peoples-Stokes.

Currently, state law allows law enforcement to use GPS technology to track sex offenders and parolees, though the locating system is not allowed to track domestic violence offenders in New York state. Read more.

Wisconsin hesitant to release funds for gps monitoring

Wisconsin Department of Justice officials have refused to launch a pilot program that would have paid for GPS tracking for people under restraining orders, saying the technical language enacting the plan didn’t actually give judges the authority to order such monitoring.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s 2013-15 state budget proposal called for providing $3 million for DOJ-issued grants to local police and government units to cover GPS tracking for people subject to domestic abuse and harassment restraining orders. The plan got a cool reception from Republicans on the Legislature’s powerful budget committee, however. Read more here.

Cleaveland Ohio

Cuyahoga County is one of four sites across the country selected to be part of a Department of Justice initiative aimed at preventing domestic violence-related homicides.

News of winning the competitive $650,000 federal grant comes after the recent deaths of three Cleveland mothers — all killed by ex-husbands or boyfriends, according to authorities. Read more.

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – October 7, 2014

Memphis City Council’s Public Safety Committee approved a Department of Justice grant to help stop domestic violence against women Tuesday.

The police department will receive $900,000 if the full council approves the money. The funds would go toward things like advocates at rape crisis center and GPS monitoring for offenders. Read more.

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  • GPS Adds Security to Protective Orders

  • The High Risk Team Model and GPS Offender Monitoring: Stopping DV in Its Tracks by Diane L. Rosenfeld

  • More States Use GPS to Track Abusers, New York Times

  • If Victim knew of state law on GPS monitoring she would have been alive

  • This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks

  • One woman’s struggle to escape abuse

    Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
  • Working Together to End Violence Against Women Court Watch Report 2009-2010

  • Chicago Tribune Coverage

  • Brotman: ‘Silent Witness’ exhibit tells victims’ stories »download PDF
  • Focus on domestic violence protection »download PDF
  • Cindy Bischof’s legacy »download PDF
  • GPS seen as way to aid abuse victims »download PDF
  • House panel advances legislation for GPS tracking of those who violate orders of protection »download PDF

  • Murder exposes flaws in parole system »download PDF

  • Tracking device law proposed for violators of restraining orders »download PDF

  • Federal Funding cuts force agencies to turn away victims of domestic violence »download PDF

  • Gun in Realtor’s slaying perhaps bought illegally »download PDF

  • Better domestic violence laws sought by relatives of slain woman »download PDF

  • The law didn’t save her »download PDF

  • Elmhurst real estate agent shot to death by ex-boyfriend feared for her safety »download PDF

  • Realtor killed in apparent murder-suicide in Elmhurst »download PDF

    Chicago Sun-Times Coverage

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  • New law OKs GPS to enforce protection orders »download PDF

  • Daily Herald Coverage

  • Tragic domestic violence death leads to new monitoring legislation. »download PDF

  • Bistro Night raises funds for ending domestic violence »download PDF

  • Luncheon honors WINGS advocates »download PDF

  • $40,000 raised Bischof outing »download PDF

  • WINGS (Women In Need of Growing Stronger) parters with Baird & Warner and the
       Cynthia L. Bischof Memorial Fund »download PDF

  • Brother of slain woman opens annual WINGS fundraiser »download PDF

  • Arlington Hts. woman’s murder leads to new monitoring law »download PDF

  • In response to death, state house backs monitoring »download PDF

  • Lawmakers: Boost victim safety »download PDF

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  • Plea from victim’s family: Monitoring bracelets could save lives »download PDF

  • Court orders, cameras not enough to protect Arlington Hts. murder victim »download PDF

  • Arlington Hts. woman fatally shot by ex-boyfriend who then shoots himself »download PDF

    Pioneer Local
  • Don’t keep abuse a secret »download PDF

  • Chicago Industrial Properties
  • Team effort speeds passage of Cindy Bischof Act »download PDF

  • Associated Press & Other:
  • Electronic bracelets a promising alternative for Winnebago County »download PDF
  • “Cindy’s Law” bill would help track domestic abusers »download PDF
  • Power of GPS behind orders of protection »download PDF
  • Victims fight for stalker tracking bill »download PDF
  • GPS law gives abusers little latitude »download PDF
  • Illinois Latest State to Allow GPS Tracking of Criminals »download PDF
  • Law allows tracking of offenders »download PDF
  • Illinois To Require GPS Device For Stalkers »download PDF
  • Blagojevich signs domestic violence monitoring law »download PDF
  • New law allows tracking of abusers »download PDF
  • IL Governor Signs Law to Track Domestic Batterers Using GPS Technology »download PDF
  • Law aims to protect victims from stalkers »download PDF
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  • GPS could track violators »download PDF
  • Poe: Domestic Violence Surveillance Legislation Passes House »download PDF
  • Illinois considers tracking devices to enforce orders of protection »download PDF
  • Illinois plan considers tracking offenders by satellite »download PDF
  • Forum mourns loss of key member »download PDF
  • Advocates fear proposed budget cuts might endanger domestic-violence victims »download PDF

  • Broadcast Media
  • ABC’s Nightline airs When Restraining Orders Don’t Work…
    Read the article or »download a PDF.

  • Lexington Herald-Leader: A high-tech way to fight domestic abuse »download PDF

  • News Conference: Repeat Domestic Violence Prevention Act

    Rep. Zipperer and Sen. Carpenter held a press conference on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, from the Assembly Parlor. At the news conference, they unveiled the repeat domestic violence prevention act. Also attending the conference was Michael Bischof, of the Cynthia L. Bischof Memorial Foundation. Watch the press conference.

  • Chicago Tribune Coverage:
    New law uses GPS to enforce domestic restraining orders »download press release

  • Fox News Chicago Coverage:
    A Crusade to Save Lives
    Places to Seek Help

  • NPR Coverage:
    GPS To Warn Domestic
    Violence Victims

    Illinois Eyes GPS Use in Tracking Restraining Orders

  • WIND 560AM: Livin’ Large with Geoff Pinkus
    Listen to the Podcast (March 30th – Hour 2, Part 1 and 2.)
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  • State Representative Ron A. Wait’s Blog:
    House Republicans Introduce Life-Saving Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

    Media Archive

    (older articles available for PDF download)

  • Relatives of slain woman seek better domestic violence laws