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November 2013

Domestic Violence as a Factor to be Considered in Custody/Visitation Determinations

This chart depicts states where domestic violence is given extra weight under the best interest of the child (BIC) factors and states where there is a domestic violence exception to considering certain best interest of the child (BIC) factors.
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November 2013

Tribal Law and Order Commission Report: A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer

This report provides the most comprehensive assessments ever undertaken of criminal justice systems services Native American and Alaska Native communities. It clears up many of the previous studies that lack the understanding of the Alaska criminal justice landscape and Alaska Native Indian law principles that are not in accordance with Lower 48 tribes and jurisdiction.
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September 2013

Policy Implications of Recognizing that Caregiver Stress is Not the Primary Cause of Elder Abuse

Author(s): Bonnie Brandl, Jane Raymond
Studies show the causes of elder abuse to be wide-ranging, and not necessarily an outcome of caregiver stress. This paper discusses how seeing caregiver stress as a primary cause of abuse has unintended and detrimental consequences that affect the efforts to end this widespread problem.
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September 2013

Hitting Them Where It Hurts: Strategies for Seizing Assets in Human Trafficking Cases

Author(s): Charlene Whitman
This issue discusses civil and criminal asset forfeiture as a tool in prosecuting cases of human trafficking and related crimes.
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September 2013

Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation: A Research Review

Author(s): Joan S. Meier
This Applied Research paper provides a historical and research overview of Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation, identifies strategic issues for advocates working with victims, and offers guidelines to improve courts’ treatment of these issues.
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August 2013

Recommendations for Administrators of Prisons, Jails, and Community Confinement Facilities for Adapting the U.S. Department of Justice’s "A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Adults/Adolescents"

This guide is designed to assist administrators of prisons, jails, and community confinement facilities in drafting or revising protocols for an immediate response to reports of sexual assault.
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June 2013

Effectively Framing a U Visa Labor-Based Application

Author(s): Eunice Hyunhye Cho, Gail Pendleton
Presenters in this webinar discuss best practices in framing cases arising in the workplace, including: framing the qualifying crime, obtaining helpful certifications, identifying and presenting substantial harm and inadmissibility waiver arguments; and organizing your application to achieve success.
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June 2013

Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

This report details both federal laws and state laws specifically indicating that domestic violence victims are protected from housing discrimination.
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May 2013

Mandatory Reporting and Keeping Youth Safe

Author(s): Nahama Broner, Venita Embry, Merissa Gremminger
This FYSB Webinar provides tools that can help advocates and practitioners develop mandatory reporting policies and protocols.
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May 2013

An Exploratory Study of Juvenile Orders of Protection as a Remedy for Dating Violence

Author(s): Andrew Klein, Amy Salomon, Laura Elwyn, Amy Barasch, Jane L. Powers, Mary Maley, James A. Gilmer, Matthew Pirchner, Ian Harris, Jennifer Sarah Tiffany, Deinera Exner-Cortens
This study examines protective orders (POs) taken out by teens as a remedy for dating violence by developing a comprehensive portrait of their use in New York State.
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April 2013

U Visa Laws for Crime Victims

This page provides information about U visa, including what this visa is, who can be its principal applicants, grounds for inadmissibility, and costs for its application.
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April 2013

National Survey of Service Providers on Police Response to Immigrant Crime Victims, U Visa Certification and Language Access

Author(s): Natalia Lee, Daniel J. Quinones, Nawal Ammar, Leslye E. Orloff
This report explores police responses to immigrant victims of crime from the perspectives of various service providers, including legal services, pro bono attorneys, social service organizations, domestic violence/sexual assault programs, law enforcement and prosecutors offices.