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Sample Motion to Quash Grand Jury Subpoena

Published: September, 2007| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This document serves as a sample motion to be submitted by a domestic violence program that has received a subpoena in a grand jury proceeding, ordering it to disclose confidential information. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Violence Against Native Women: A Guide for Practitioner Action

Published: October, 2006| NCPOFFC

This guide contains information on protection orders and Native American women and domestic and sexual violence. It provides specific information on the barriers to justice faced by Native women and… View this resource

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Reducing Language Barriers To Combating Domestic Violence: The Requirements Of Title VI

Published: January, 2004| Carolyn Ham

In addition to the usual obstacles to leaving a violent relationship, battered immigrant women face a host of additional issues such as fears about being deported, loss of legal immigration status and… View this resource

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Why Should Advocates for Battered Women Want Batterers To Be Provided with Adequate Legal Representation When They Are Arrested for Assaulting Their Partners

Published: August, 2002| Loretta Frederick

The existence of a competent defense bar in any community does not undermine the effort to use the law to stop domestic violence. A fair and well-functioning criminal legal system may create general… View this resource

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Working Effectively with the Police: A Guide for Battered Women's Advocates

Published: August, 2001| Jane Sadusky

Battered women's advocates and police departments in several jurisdictions have been successful in developing a more effective police response to domestic assault cases. This article highlights… View this resource

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Effective Advocacy on Behalf of Battered Women

Published: August, 2000| Loretta Frederick

This brief article describes the role of the advocate, defines the characteristics of a battering relationship, and lists key advocacy principles when working with victims of battering. View this resource

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Intimate and Caregiver Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Published: July, 2000| Trish Erwin

At the intersection of disability and domestic violence is a population of women that has been rendered invisible by a lack of services in the battered women's movement and a lack of recognition of… View this resource

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Advocacy and the Battered Women's Movement

Published: October, 1999| Stephanie Avalon

Any advocate working within the courts knows the justice system continues to pose significant challenges to battered women attempting to access the system. Those challenges, and the barriers that they… View this resource

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Advocates and Victim/Witness Specialists: Differing Roles to Achieve Common Goals

Published: September, 1997| Stephanie Avalon

This article compares two major groups of victim service providers working in the court system: advocates working for battered women's program and victim/witness specialists employed by prosecutor's… View this resource

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Advocacy in a Coordinated Community Response: Overview and Highlights of Three Programs

Published: September, 1997| Rose Thelen

This article gives an overview of advocacy - namely individual advocacy and systems advocacy - and describes them as an integral part of a community response to domestic violence. It also stresses the… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Critical Issues for Culturally Competent Services

Published: February, 2012| Sheetal Rana, Leni Marin

Immigrant women as a social category are a diverse group. In the U.S., there are approximately 18 million women and girls who have emigrated from many countries around the world, under a myriad of… View this resource

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National Directory of Programs With Experience Serving Immigrant Victims

Published: January, 2012| The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project

A directory of service providers with experience working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, U-visa crimes and human trafficking, by state. This directory is also useful to… View this resource

Research & Statistics

LGTBQH Intimate Partner Violence

Published: December, 2011| National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

For the past 14 years, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has produced this report to document intimate partner violence (IPV) within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer… View this resource

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Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa Fact Sheet

Published: January, 2011| US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons… View this resource

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Safety & Privacy in a Digital World

Published: January, 2011| VAWnet

This Special Collection provides information and resources to support the safety and privacy of those who may or do experience technology-assisted abuse. It reviews the ways in which technology can be… View this resource

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Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys and Advocates

Published: January, 2009| Jean Bruggeman, Elizabeth Keyes

This publication was developed pursuant to a generous grant from the ABA Enterprise Fund, as part of a collaborative effort by several ABA entities aiming to provide attorneys with leadership and… View this resource

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An Approach to Legal Advocacy for Individual Battered Women

Published: June, 1997| Jill Davies

This chapter was developed for non-lawyer advocates working with individual battered women. Effective legal advocacy requires a thorough understanding of the law, the courts, and domestic violence. View this resource

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Violence Against Women: A Curriculum for Empowerment, Facilitator's Manual

Published: January, 1985| Susan Schechter, Sharon Szymanski, Michele Cahill

A manual for facilitators of battered women's groups. The curriculum and workshops were the attempt of the authors to "institutionalize consciousness raising within shelters" and it "offers tools to… View this resource