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Domestic Violence: Policy & Systems Advocacy

The actions of governmental bodies - their laws, practices, regulatory measures, and funding priorities - profoundly affect how women and their families experience life and freedom from domestic violence. This area provides information and tools to assist in the critical thinking and critical action of individuals and their collective(s) working to end domestic violence through public policy and systems change.

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Fall 2014
This document assesses each state’s civil domestic protection order laws and their impact on minors seeking protection from abusive relationships and outlines steps for improving protections.
Authors: Break the Cycle
May 2006
Briefly outlines selected US federal sex and labor trafficking cases, and cases of sexual violence and labor trafficking and sex tourism. TVPA and PROTECT Act of 2003 also mentioned.
Authors: National Institute on State Policy