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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

Domestic Violence and Firearms: A Deadly Combination

Author(s): Christopher Mallios, John Wilkinson
This webinar recording “discussed the intersection of firearms and domestic violence, pertinent statutes addressing restrictions on possessing firearms, and the fundamentals of prosecuting these firearm possession cases.”
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April 2013

Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use

Data analyzed in this report, although not specific to intimate partner violence, suggest that victims of attempted or completed violent crimes rarely use firearms in self-defense.
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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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February 2013

Ending Modern-Day Slavery: Using Research to Inform U.S. Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts

Author(s): Maureen McGough
This NIJ study examines the challenges facing the criminal justice system when combating human trafficking.
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January 2013

Turning Tragedy into Change: 2013 DVFRT Statewide Annual Report

This report discusses the purpose of the statewide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team (DVFRT) and identifies key findings and recommendations for decreasing domestic violence-related homicides.
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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

VAWA 2013 and TVPRA: What Practitioners Need to Know

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013), combined with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), was signed into law on March 7, 2013. This practice advisory provides an overview of substantive changes and technical fixes both in VAWA and TVPRA as well as practice pointers for attorneys and advocates on how to work with these new changes.
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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

Prosecuting Cases of Sexual Violence in Later Life

This webinar recording presents information for criminal justice professionals on understanding not only the unique realities of aging and elder abuse but also how to contest stereotypes used to cast doubt on testimony.
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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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October 2012

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee Ninth Annual Report

This report presents data on domestic violence-related homicides in New Hampshire for a 10-year period from 2001 to 2010 with the goal of increasing understanding of the context of these homicides and helping prevent future fatalities.