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VAWnet’s Special Collections are organized lists of select resources on specific topics related to violence against women that provide contextual information to encourage critical analysis. Collections are developed by VAWnet staff and our consultants and collaborative partners at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse at the University of Minnesota. All collections are subjected to a peer-review process where seasoned advocates, academics, and other professionals in the field with particular expertise in the issue at hand are invited to provide input and recommend resources.

We have organized the Special Collections according to the topic areas below. Please click on the tabs to view VAWnet’s offering of collections in each area. Or see our full list of collections as a printer-friendly PDF. If for any reason you cannot find what you're searching for, please send us a materials request via our online contact form.

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March 2016
This special collection explores credit, asset building, and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), their intersections, and how they can be leveraged to better support economic justice for survivors of domestic violence.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Updated January 2016
This collection highlights key resources for the EITC, the Child Tax Credit, Health Coverage Tax Credits, and others, highlighting resources specific to domestic violence survivors and advocates working with survivors.
Authors: Anna Melbin
Updated December 2015
This collection includes key documents on DV as a barrier to work, DV in the workplace, employment discrimination, employment leave, job training, living wage, media messaging, minimum wage, and unemployment.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
December 2015
Survivors of domestic violence can face a number of legal issues that either directly stem from, or are affected by, the actions of those who use abuse and violence. These issues can include obtaining protection orders against an abuser; filing for divorce; seeking custody of and/or visitation with minor children; and filing for child support. This Special Collection is specifically focused on those legal issues most commonly arising in family court.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Updated August 2013
This collection is a categorized and selected listing of articles, bibliographies, fact sheets, laws and court action, papers, regulations, reports and surveys on a broad range of housing-related subjects.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
July 2010
This collection includes resources to assist communities in developing more effective strategies to address the multi-layered and complex relationship between sexual violence and housing.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
November 2009
This collection provides resources that address the topics of sex offender risk, assessment, management, treatment, and supervision.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Updated May 2009
This collection emphasizes key documents on children and poverty, how poverty is measured, the intersection of domestic violence and poverty, and media messaging.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
2006
This collection includes materials related to welfare, now known as the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), with a particular focus on the Family Violence Option and related provisions and their implementation at the federal and state level.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence