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Special Collection

Special Collection
December 2015

Navigating the Civil Legal System: Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Their Advocates, and Legal Professionals

Survivors of domestic violence can face a number of legal issues that either directly stem from, or are affected by, the actions of those who use abuse and violence. These issues can include obtaining protection orders against an abuser; filing for divorce; seeking custody of and/or visitation with minor children; and filing for child support. This Special Collection is specifically focused on those legal issues most commonly arising in family court.
Special Collection
September 2014

Human Trafficking

This collection aims to illuminate different forms of, and perspectives on, human trafficking and to provide relevant resources to help guide more informed and critical advocacy, research, and thought.
Special Collection
July 2013

Safety & Privacy in a Digital World

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 misused, offers tips for enhancing data security and personal privacy, and explores considerations for advocates and organizations serving survivors of abuse.

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August 2016

State HIV Laws

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An interactive and user-friendly guide allowing survivors and advocates to find state-specific legal information about details about HIV Testing and Laboratory Reporting Laws.
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  • General Material
July 2016

Giving Birth Behind Bars: A Guide for Achieving Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women

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This resource is a collection of materials developed by and for communities most affected by the expansion of the prison industrial complex and confronting reproductive oppression within the confines of the walls of these institutions.
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  • General Material
June 2016

Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt

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This webpage details the Supreme Court case in which the court struck down two provisions of a Texas law, HB2, that impose medically unnecessary regulations on doctors and facilities that provide abortions. The webpage includes case background and links to related articles and legal documents.
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April 2016

VAWA Confidentiality Provisions at DHS

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This website provides information on VAWA confidentiality and on reporting VAWA confidentiality violation by a DHS employee.
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  • General Material
January 2016

Our Comunidad, Our Voices

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This publication demystifies the state legislative process by explaining how bills become law in Colorado, and how individuals can influence the process to create better public policy for their families and their communities.
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  • General Material
January 2016

Address Confidentiality Programs

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Address Confidentiality Programs (ACPs) are programs administered by individual states enabling victims of domestic violence, and sometimes victims of sexual assault and/or stalking) to keep their current address hidden and use an alternate mailing address for a variety of public and official processes. The specific procedures and qualifications vary by state. The document below outlines the protections of various states' ACPs, the legislation that created or supports these ACPs and other relevant program information.
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  • General Material
December 2015

Tribal Law and Order Act

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The Tribal Law and Order Act became law on July 29, 2010.
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November 2015

Reproductive Justice Hearing: Criminal Punishment & Civil Regulation of Pregnant Women

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Expert panels covered issues such as violations of women’s reproductive privacy, women's mass incarceration (and their health behind bars), access to reproductive health services, domestic violence, online sexual harassment, and the religious objections to medical services.
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September 2015

If You Really Care About Reproductive Justice, You Should Care About Transgender Rights

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Topics covered in this fact sheet fall under the following assertions: reproductive justice requires transgender people have access to comprehensive health care; reproductive justice means economic justice for trans women; reproductive justice demands an end to physical violence against transgender individuals; reproductive justice necessitates the use of inclusive language; how you can support transgender rights and reproductive justice.