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April 2013

A Multi-Site Assessment of Court-Focused Elder Abuse Initiatives

Author(s): Lori A. Stiegel, Pamela B. Teaster
This 2011 American Bar Association Study demonstrates that court-focused elder abuse initiatives enhance access to justice for victims and offer benefits to courts and other agencies.
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March 2013

Using Policies to Promote Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: What is Working?

Author(s): Carol Plummer, Alisa Klein
This Applied Research paper reviews both international and U.S.-based policy efforts to promote sexual abuse prevention and offers considerations for policy development in communities and organizations.
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  • Training Tools
January 2013

Creative Strategies for Outreaching and Working Effectively with Immigrant Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Workplace

In light of immigration enforcement and the economic climate, now more than ever, immigrant women are vulnerable to experiencing sexual violence in the workplace. Across the country, immigrant-working women with and without work authorization are subjected to adverse working conditions and victimization at alarming rates. During this webinar, presenters focus on creative community organizing and screening and outreach strategies to identify survivors. This webinar also introduces basic legal remedies available.
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January 2013

Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum: An Analysis of 206 Case Outcomes in the United States From 1994 to 2012

Author(s): Blaine Bookey
This article aims to shed light on decision making trends and provide greater transparency to the asylum system. This article argues that without clear guidance, the United States will continue to shirk its international obligations to protect women who present bona fide claims for relief.
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January 2013

The Intersection of Immigrant Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

Author(s): Rosie Hidalgo
The Court Corner of Synergy on page 14 provides an overview of a case that looks at whether immigration judges are required to inform non-citizens of their potential eligibility for U-visas. Available in English and Spanish.
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January 2013

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Title XII of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013)

The TVPRA will offer increased support to the State Department's diplomatic engagement, bolster protections for vulnerable children and domestic workers, and enable effective partnerships to bring services to survivors and prosecute traffickers.
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January 2013

Breaking Barriers: A Complete Guide to Legal Rights and Resources for Battered Immigrants

Author(s): Kathleen Sullivan
This Manual focuses on legal rights and options for immigrant survivors of domestic violence including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse and abuse perpetrated by other family members or persons that are covered by your state's protection order statute. Breaking Barriers is a comprehensive tool that provides information that will be useful to advocates, attorneys, justice, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of domestic and family violence.
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January 2013

Judicial Checklist

This checklist includes a definition and examples of domestic violence, judicial considerations in civil protection order cases, judicial considerations regarding custody and visitation in domestic violence cases, and access to the courts.
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  • General Material
January 2013

Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017

This action plan lays out a 5-year path for further strengthening coordination, collaboration, and capacity across governmental and nongovernmental entities dedicated to providing support to the victims of human trafficking.
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  • Training Tools
January 2013

Empowering Survivors: Legal Rights of Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault

This manual provides information that will be useful to advocates, attorneys, justice, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of sexual assault, as it contains several chapters devoted to immigration law topics.
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January 2013

Know Your Rights

Author(s): Leslye E. Orloff, Alicia Lacy Carra
This booklet provides information on the full range of immigration relief options created for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. For domestic violence victims a discussion of domestic violence protection orders and how they can help immigrant victims is included.
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January 2013

Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault

Author(s): Maria Jose Fletcher, Mercedes Lorduy
This presentation describes human trafficking and tits connections to sexual violence.