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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

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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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

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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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.
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September 2012

Transgender 101: Serving Gender Variant Crime Victims

This webinar is designed to assist service providers in better serving transgender survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence. Topics covered in the webinar include a discussion of the diversity under the transgender umbrella, social, medical, legal and other options for transgender people, conversation about components of a transgender person's life that may or may not be relevant to service providers and resources to support transgender crime victims and the professionals who serve them.
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June 2012

Violent Crime against the Elderly Reported by Law Enforcement in Michigan, 2005-2009

Author(s): Erica Smith
This report presents information about criminal victimization and incidents of violent victimization of persons age 65 or older known to law enforcement in Michigan.
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May 2012

Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

This report describes rape, stalking, unwanted touching, exhibitionism, or vulgar and obscene language by supervisors, employers, and others in positions of power. Most farmworkers interviewed said they had experienced such treatment or knew others who had. And most said they had not reported these or other workplace abuses, fearing reprisals. Those who had filed sexual harassment claims or reported sexual assault to the police had done so with the encouragement and assistance of survivor advocates or attorneys in the face of difficult challenges.
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May 2012

Promoting Recovery and Resilience for Children and Youth Involved in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems

This document reports on the SAMSHA initiatives to promote appropriate care for young people involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems who have experience trauma. 
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May 2012

Enhancing Prosecutions of Human Trafficking and Related Violence Against Sexually Exploited Women

Author(s): Jennifer Gentile Long
This issue discusses the critical strategies that can help prosecutors develop a response to human trafficking that recognizes and responds to the interconnected sexual and physical violence perpetrated against trafficked and non-trafficked victims.
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April 2012

Holding Abusers Accountable: An Elder Abuse Forensic Center Increases Criminal Prosecution of Financial Exploitation

Author(s): Adria E. Navarro, Zachary D. Gassoumis, Kathleen H. Wilber
This article describes a study that examined the effectiveness of an elder abuse forensic center compared with usual handlings to increase prosecution of of elder financial exploitation cases.