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Reducing Language Barriers to Combating Domestic Violence: The Requirements of Title VI

Author(s): Carolyn Ham
This paper notes immigrant women's language barrier to accessing services for domestic violence. The paper provides guidance to police, prosecutors, courts, corrections centers, and shelter programs for determining their obligations toward immigrant women who experience domestic violence.
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Resources for Working with Immigrant Women

This page contains information and suggestions to make domestic violence services more accessible for immigrant women.
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No Refuge Here: Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention

This webinar on sexual violence behind bars focuses on the immigration detention system. Expert presenters look at the unique vulnerabilities of immigrant detainees, and the obstacles they face to getting help.
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Women of Color VOICES: Volume 1, Issue 1

Highlights include: 'On the Road:' Learning From the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence Featuring Women of Color-led Initiatives: A Site Visit with Spirits of Hope Coalition Poems: My Innocence & Counting Survivor Advocacy in the Digital Age Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse: Addressing Survivors' Concerns for Their Pets
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Medical Interpreter Competency Checklist

This checklist provides guidelines and evaluation for medical interpreters.
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Kisa K Vyolans Domestik / The Domestic Violence Handbook

Author(s): Dwa Fanm
This handbook describes some of the ways in which immigrant women are abused, lists signs to look for in a battering personality, and lists several myths and facts about domestic violence.
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Public Benefits Access for Battered Immigrant Women and Children

Author(s): Cecelia Olavarria, Amanda Baran, Leslye E. Orloff, Grace Huang
This chapter provides information on public benefit access by types of immigration status, legal requirements for qualifying as battered ÐqualifiedÓ immigrant, different categories of public benefits for which immigrant survivors may qualify, and guidance for advocates and attorneys to address issues that may arise when applying for benefits.
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Dynamics of Domestic Violence Experienced by Immigrant Victims

Author(s): Leslye E. Orloff, Olivia Garcia
This chapter gives an introduction to domestic violence and the cultural and linguistic barriers that affect immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, Prosecutor's Guide

This document provides information to prosecutors on assisting immigrant victims of domestic violence. The document suggests prosecutors collaborate with community-based domestic violence and immigrant service organizations to provide services to immigrant women. The document also provides information on various legal options available to immigrant victims of domestic violence and guidance about working with immigrant women.
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U Visa Interim Regulations Fact Sheet and Guidance

This document presents information about U visa requirements.
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Engendering Change: Transforming Gender Roles in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

Author(s): Firoza Chic Dabby, Grace Poore
The report emphasizes cultural relevancy in batterer intervention programs.
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Dynamics of Sexual Assault and the Implications for Immigrant Women

Author(s): Jessica Mindlin, Leslye E. Orloff, Sameera Pochiraju, Amanda Baran, Ericka Echavarria
This chapter provides a general overview of sexual assault and its impact on immigrant victims. It also addresses the intersection of sexual assault, immigration, and cultural issues.