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September 2014

If You Care about Religious Freedom, You Should Care about Reproductive Justice

This fact sheet outlines why health care providers should not deny women access to needed health care services, reproductive justice & religious freedom, why employers should not use their religious beliefs to deny women insurance coverage of health care services, why religious freedom should not include the freedom to discriminate against women, and how you can support reproductive justice and religious liberty values.
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September 2014

¡Sin Seguro, No Más! Without Coverage, Without Safety, No More!: A Call to Lift the Bans that Deny Latinas Access to Safe, Legal, Affordable Abortion Care

This report presents the historical context surrounding the Hyde Amendment, how abortion coverage bans exacerbate existing health disparities, and the ongoing impact of these bans on Latinas and other women of color, and low-income women. This report concludes with policy recommendations.
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September 2014

Youth Access to Protection Orders: A National Overview

Each state’s civil domestic protection order laws and their impact on minors seeking protection from abusive relationships were assessed and steps for improving protections were outlined in this document.
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August 2014

Joint Custody Presumptions and Domestic Violence Exceptions

This chart includes information on whether a state’s laws create a preference, or presumption, for joint or shared custody in cases where there has been a history of domestic violence.
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August 2014

Family Law in the 50 States

The charts summarize basic laws in each state by topic, including custody, alimony and grounds for divorce.
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July 2014

State Laws on Teen Dating Violence

This webpage provides a list of enacted legislation through 2014 addressing teen dating violence. 
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June 2014

Representing Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Connected with the Military: A Handbook for Civil Attorneys

Victims of intimate partner violence who are military service members, veterans, or partners of service members or veterans, often have specific legal issues related to the military. Attorneys who are unconnected to the military must understand those issues or run the risk not only of inadequate representation, but also of increasing danger to their clients. While resources on legal representation of service members and/or veterans exist, this handbook specifically addresses additional considerations for attorneys when representing military-related victims/survivors:
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May 2014

Human Trafficking & Native Peoples in Oregon: A Human Rights Report

Author(s): Hayley Weedn, Joseph Scovel, Jason Juran
The report focuses specifically on Native populations within Oregon. Its focus is one of a human rights legal fact-finding report that sets out to measure whether federal, state, and local government officials are meeting their obligations under international, national and state law in prosecuting traffickers, protecting survivors, and preventing trafficking as it involves the Native population in Oregon.
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March 2014

Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders (CPOs): Statutory Summary Chart

This chart contains information on CPO laws for each state, including: definition of domestic violence; who qualifies for an order; definition of abuser; whether a CPO can be obtained against a teen or adult dating partner; whether a CPO can be obtained against a same sex partner; whether child custody, child/spousal support, stay away provisions, or restitution can be obtained; and whether there is a “catch-all” provision.
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January 2014

Teen Dating Violence

This Web page highlights the role of policy makers in preventing teen dating violence and includes a list of state laws related to teen dating violence from across the country.
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January 2014

The National Domestic Violence Pro Bono Directory

This directory includes a comprehensive guide to volunteer opportunities in different states. At the top of the above-listed webpage, attorneys can find a link to the Domestic Violence Pro Bono Guide. Attorneys can then select the state in which they wish to offer their pro bono services.
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January 2014

Images, Consent, & Abuse

Billions of images are captured, uploaded online, and distributed electronically every day. This handout discusses safety, privacy, and legal issues around the intersection of abuse and assault, consent, and privacy.