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Statute Guides & Matrices

Advocate Confidentiality Statutes

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state advocate confidentiality statutes. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Economic Justice for Battered Women - Part Two

Published: November, 2013| Kim Pentico

Tools for Advocates: Participants will receive a brief overview of financial basics, including budgeting, credit, loans and long-term planning. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Economic Justice for Battered Women - Part One

Published: November, 2013| Kim Pentico

Financial Abuse 101: Financial abuse is a common tactic used by batterers to control and isolate their partners with far-reaching and devastating consequences. This webinar provides information to… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Teen Dating Violence and Protection Orders

Published: November, 2013| NCPOFFC, Tonya Turner

This webinar provides information on the challenges facing teen dating violence victims. Unique relief provided to teens and special enforcement considerations are discussed. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Teen Dating Violence: Economic Impact - Education & Earnings

Published: October, 2013| Adrienne Adams, Ph.D.

Dating violence in adolescence not only takes a physical and emotional toll on young women, it also leads to less education and lower earnings later in life. A young woman's educational performance… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Changing Racial Dynamics of Women's Incarceration

Published: October, 2013| Marc Mauer

In February, The Sentencing Project released the report, “The Changing Racial Dynamics of Women’s Incarceration,” written by Marc Mauer. This webinar, presented by the report’s author, discusses the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Risk Assessment Skills for Advocates

Published: October, 2013| Kate Johnson

Advocates understand the importance of risk assessment though some many struggle with how to conduct assessments in a trauma informed way. A four-stage process for conducting risk assessments with… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Exploring Where to Stand on Stand Your Ground: Recent Changes in Self-Defense Laws and Implications for Victims of Battering

Published: July, 2013| Cindene Pezzell

Do “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws exclude victims of battering Are they particularly harmful to victims of battering who defend themselves Is the problem with the laws themselves or the application of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Islamic Marriage Contracts & Divorces: Implications for Legal Advocacy

Published: June, 2013| Abed Awad, J.D., Chic Dabby

Advocates and attorneys working with Muslim battered women are often faced with complicated legal issues surrounding civil and religious marriages and civil and religious divorces. Because abusers… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Teen Protection Orders – Research and Advocacy

Published: June, 2013| Andrew R. Klein, Ph.D., Andrew Sta. Ana

Dr. Klein reviews the findings and recommendations of the New York State Teen Protection Order study. It is the first to examine implementation of POs to address teen dating violence. New York amended… View this resource

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Abuse of Power

Published: January, 2014| Diane Wetendorf, Inc.

Provides resources for victims of law enforcement-involved domestic violence and their advocates. View this resource

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Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities/Resource Directory for Service Providers

Published: January, 2014| National Center for Victims of Crime

This Resource Directory is designed to help community advocates working in the fields of crime victim assistance, disability services, law enforcement, and allied professions improve their response to… 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

Tools & Guides

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

Tools & Guides

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

Tools & Guides

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

Tools & Guides

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