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May 2017

Impact of Increased Immigration Enforcement on Victims Experiencing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault survey

Seven national organizations released the results of the 2017 Advocate and Legal Service Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors.
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May 2017

Protect Affordable Health Care Access: Action Kit for Survivors, Advocates, and Allies

This toolkit is designed to help domestic and sexual violence (DSV) advocates understand the evolving health care landscape and make strategic choices as they decide whether and how to partner with health care providers in order to reach more survivors of DSV in need.
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May 2017

Neither Security nor Justice: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Gang Violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala

This report examines the relationship between gang violence and sexual and gender-based violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, and provides recommendations for prevention and response efforts.
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May 2017

Pennsylvania Crime Code: Strangulation

Research into domestic violence fatalities shows that an abuser’s attempt to strangle the victim can be a dramatic predictor of future lethality in intimate partner violence cases. Section 2718 amends Title 18 of the Pennsylvania crimes code and allows defendants to be charged with the crime of strangulation - as well as felony charges in domestic violence cases.
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April 2017

Online Privacy: Using the Internet Safely

This page reviews internet activities that reveal your personal information, how others can get information about your online privacy, and what to know about cloud computing.
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March 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury–Related Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths — United States, 2007 and 2013

Author(s): Christopher A. Taylor, Jeneita M. Bell, Matthew J. Breiding, Likang Xu
This report from the CDC describes the estimated incidence of TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths during 2013 and makes comparisons to similar estimates from 2007.
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March 2017

Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project 2016: 13th Annual Report

This report by the Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project takes a closer look at the suicide-homicide connection. Perpetrators attempted or completed suicide in 38% of cases reviewed by the Project and 37% of perpetrators had threatened or attempted suicide in incidents that occurred prior to the homicide.
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February 2017

HIV and the LGBT Community

This informational guide reviews issues regarding LGBTQ identity and the intersections between HIV impact and racial, sexual, and gender identities. It explores some of the policy work being done by the HRC to end the epidemic.
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February 2017

Female Genital Mutilation

This fact sheet describes FGM and explains who is at risk for experiencing these procedures. The fact sheet also describes the international response to this problem.
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January 2017

Teen Dating Violence: NIJ-Funded Research

This webpage includes links to various NIJ-funded research studies examining the nature, characteristics and extent of dating violence.
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January 2017

Disability and Earned Income Tax Credit

This webpage provides information about what disability benefits apply as earned income for EITC, claiming a qualifying child with a disability, and more.
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January 2017

State Minimum Wages

This table lists the states with minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage. State wage amounts are also provided.