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Effective Interventions in Domestic Violence Cases: Context is Everything

Published: May, 2001| Loretta Frederick, Julie Tilley

In order to intervene effectively in domestic violence cases, it is important to understand the complex issues of violence within intimate relationships, including the 1) intent of the offender, 2)… 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

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Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Advocate's Guide

Published: May, 1997| BWJP

This guide for advocates and volunteers focuses on the needs of newly-arrived battered immigrant women whose immigration status is unsettled. It explores: how to more effectively respond to battered… View this resource

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Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Law Enforcement Guide

Published: May, 1997| BWJP

This guide provides a brief overview of the issues law enforcement should consider when working with immigrant communities, and in particular immigrant victims of crime by: exploring various… View this resource

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Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Prosecutor's Guide

Published: May, 1997|

This guide is intended to give a brief overview of the issues prosecutors should consider when handling cases involving immigrant victims by: exploring relevant immigration laws and terms; examining… View this resource

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Marital Rape

Published: February, 1996| Kersti Yllo

In order to fully and adequately respond to men who rape and women who are sexually assaulted, we must focus our attention on forced sex in marriage, not as an additional form of physical battering… View this resource

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Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women

Published: January, 2010| United Nations

This Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women, prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Division for the Advancement of Women (DESA/DAW), is intended to assist States and… 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