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October 2013

Intimate Partner Violence in New Jersey's African American Community: Findings and Recommendations of the New Jersey Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board

The goal of this report is to identify trends of domestic violence occurrence in the New Jersey African American community and provide culturally unique recommendations to reduce the outcomes of intimate partner homicide for African American victims.
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September 2013

The Devastating Impact of Human Trafficking of Native Women on Indian Reservations

Author(s): Lisa Brunner
According to this testimony, Native women experience violent victimization at a higher rate than any other U.S. population. Congressional findings are that Native American and Alaska Native women are raped 34.1%, more than 1 in 3, will be raped in their lifetime, 64%, more than 6 in 10, will be physically assaulted. Native women are stalked more than twice the rate of other women. Native women are murdered at more than ten times the national average. Non-Indians commit 88% of violent crimes against Native women.
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June 2013

Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence

Author(s): Maureen White Eagle, Bonnie Clairmont
A general introduction to the social and legal issues involved in acts of violence against Native women. Sharing Our Stories of Survival explores stories and case-studies and statistics with a countervailing theme running through this extremely informative volume.
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May 2013

Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement

Author(s): Nik Theodore
This report presents findings from a survey of Latinos regarding their perceptions of law enforcement authorities in light of the greater involvement of police in immigration enforcement.
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March 2013

Sexual Violence in the Lives of African American Women: Risk, Response, and Resilience

Author(s): Carolyn M. West, Kamilah Johnson
This Applied Research paper reviews the sociohistorical context of Black women’s sexual victimization, the characteristics of Black rape survivors and their experiences, and the risk factors that elevate Black women’s vulnerability to rape and consequences thereof. Culturally sensitive techniques to promote resilience are offered.
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February 2013

The State of Alaska Task Force on the Crimes of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Final Report and Recommendations

The State of Alaska Task Force on the Crimes of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution and Sex Trafficking was established by legislation in 2012 to do the following: (1) look at the prevalence of the crimes of human trafficking and sex trafficking in Alaska; (2) assess the current services available to victims of human and sex trafficking; and (3) make recommendations for ways to further assist victims. This report is the final culmination of the task force's work and includes the task force's final recommendations.
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January 2013

Latina Advocacy Framework

A diagram of the framework of Casa de Esperanza’s Latina Advocacy based on more than 30 years of direct work.
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January 2013

Addressing HIV Among African-Americans

This resource addresses some of the root causes of HIV disparity in the Black community, and some of the interventions Ryan White grantees are using to close the gap.
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January 2013

An Evidence-Based Leadership Intervention for Latina Survivors of Domestic Violence

Author(s): Josie V. Serrata
The Líderes program was created in 2003 in response to Latinas in the Twin Cities of MN asking for leadership opportunities in their communities. In 2006, Casa de Esperanza developed a curriculum for the Líderes and in 2011 it was adopted by Caminar Latino in Atlanta, GA, and adapted for women survivors of domestic violence.
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January 2013

Fuerza Unida (Strength United)

This manual describes the community engagement process that was the foundation for Casa de Esperanza’s changes in philosophy and strategy. It encourages individuals to think critically about their approach to community engagement and the process that will be most effective for their organizations and communities.
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January 2013

Women who Stay: Perspectives of Latina Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence on Staying with or Leaving Abusive Partners

Many women, regardless of race or ethnicity, choose to continue to live with partners who have been (or continue to be) abusive. Traditional domestic violence intervention approaches have emphasized women leaving abusive relationships, but the applicability and acceptability of this approach for women from culturally diverse backgrounds, including immigrant and Latina survivors of IPV, is not well understood.
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January 2013

Preventing sexual violence in Latin@ communities: A national needs assessment

This comprehensive report details advocates needs related to sexual violence in Latin@ communities. For example, while 91.4% of advocates who responded to the national survey said their organization has identified demographics of their intended service population, just 19.3% thought that their clients served matched those demographics; also, participants consistently discussed the importance of creating culturally specific materials that truly reflect the culture of Latin@ and/or Spanish-speaking communities.” This report is also available in Spanish.