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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.

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The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story

Author(s): Yasmin Vafa , Rebecca Epstein, Lindsay Rosenthal , Malika Saada Saar
This report explores the sexual abuse to prison pipeline in which girls are arrested and incarcerated after they are sexually abused by mapping out key points in the pipeline.
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Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, Advocate's Guide

This entails collaborating with immigrant and community agencies to develop a referral list of interpreters and train the interpreters on domestic violence issues, identify and reach out to attorneys who have knowledge of immigration issues, and establish relationships with law enforcement officers and prosecutors. This document also provides guidance on working with immigrant women to determine her safety, to provide access to interpreter, to determine her medical needs, to explain services available to her, and to refer her to an attorney.
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Elder Sexual Abuse: The Hidden Victim: A Law Enforcement Training Curriculum

This curriculum covers topics such as recognizing, responding to, and investigating elder sexual assault. The training is interactive, and case studies based on real crimes are used to give the officers practice in applying the information they learn.
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Guide to Survival for Family and Friends of Homicide Victims

This resource provides an overview of the most common feelings of grief and offers tips for coping with the reactions of others, coping with holidays, and coping with the criminal justice system.
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Questions and Answers: Victims of Human Trafficking, T Nonimmigrant Status

This webpage discusses the T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa) which is set aside for those who are or have been victims of human trafficking and are willing to assist law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of acts of trafficking.
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T Nonimmigrant Status - Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking Video

This video provides information of how the T Visa can assist victims of human trafficking and connect them with the different services/benefits available to them.
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Major Federal Research Project Studies Domestic Violence Assessment

Describes findings from the U.S. DOJ’s “Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment Validation,” specifically related to the MOSAIC threat assessment.
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Finding a Lawyer

This webpage includes a drop-down menu where you can select a state and view links to lawyer referral services and legal aid organizations in that state. Listings are organized either by county or by city/town within each state.
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Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) Fact Sheet

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 created the first comprehensive federal law to address human trafficking. This fact sheet includes key provisions of the Act with respect to prevention, protection, and prosecution.
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Consumers’ Guide to Legal Help

This site provides a listing of legal assistance resources in each state, accessed by selecting a state from the drop-down menu under “Do You Need to Find Legal Help?” or clicking on the state on the map. Listings include information on legal aid for low-income people and specialized help for those who qualify. Information is also available in Spanish.