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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 501 and 505

prohibiting employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the federal government
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Domestic Violence Survivors

This webpage identifies a number of consumer issues faced by survivors of domestic violence, including: budgeting, prioritizing debt, credit reports, repairing damaged credit, utility rights, managing debt, assistance with payments, student loans, bankruptcy, and foreclosure.
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Guidelines for Programs to Reduce Child Victimization: A resource for communities when choosing a program to teach personal safety to children

The guidelines are meant to provide a framework for communities when selecting safety programs and making curriculum decisions.
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Stages of HIV Infection

This page discusses the three phases of HIV infection, what to expect, signs and symptoms, and various testing and treatment options at each phase. It Also includes a detailed description of common AIDS-defining (Opportunistic) Infections.
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Human Trafficking: Modern Enslavement of Immigrant Women in the United States

The following fact sheet is in a question and answer format.& It covers some of the following topics: What is human trafficking? What drives the trafficking industry? What judicial remedies are available to victims of trafficking?
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Sexual Harassment Fact Sheet: What to do if you or someone you know is sexually harassed

This article lists several unwanted behaviors that may be considered sexual harassment and offers suggestions on how to confront and stop sexual harassment and harassers.
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Working with Deaf Survivors of Domestic Violence

Author(s): Susun Kim
In this paper, the author describes her experience in learning to become an advocate for Deaf survivors of domestic violence. She emphasizes the importance of both linguistic and cultural competency, and the necessity of key collaborations towards successful advocacy work.
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Teen Tools: Help for Teenage Victims of Crime

This teen tool factsheet provides information to young people about the various types of dating abuse and how to receive or provide help to young people who are in abusive relationships.
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Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change

This is the expanded and updated version of the book. The idea and original edition was developed in collaboration with many people in preparation and for distribution at the 2007 U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta.
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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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Your Money Matters: Tax Information for Survivors of Domestic Violence

This brochure provides basic information about Innocent Spousal Relief, including what documentation is needed and privacy issues.
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Underserved Teen Victims Initiative: A Case Study Guide

This guide highlights the campaign activities of each site chosen to participate in the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative program, offering a unique look into each site’s work and celebrates its passion for teen victim outreach.