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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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Special Collection

Special Collection
December 2015

Navigating the Civil Legal System: Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Their Advocates, and Legal Professionals

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.
Special Collection
September 2014

Human Trafficking

This collection aims to illuminate different forms of, and perspectives on, human trafficking and to provide relevant resources to help guide more informed and critical advocacy, research, and thought.
Special Collection
January 2000

Identifying and Preventing Gender and Intersectional Bias in Law Enforcement Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence

Author(s):
This special collection is a product of the COURAGE in Policing Project, jointly supported by the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law and Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network. The purpose of this special collection is to compile resources focused on improving the law enforcement responses to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Materials

Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
May 2021

U Visa Certification and T Visa Declaration Toolkit for Law Enforcement Agencies and Prosecutors

Author(s): Publisher(s):
By providing U‐visa certifications and T visa declarations, law enforcement and prosecution officials add to their arsenal of crime fighting tools when immigrant victims feel safer coming forward to report crimes. This document provides a wide variety of background information on the U‐visa and T visa programs.
Materials
  • General Material
March 2021

Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors’ Safety During the Court Process: A Checklist of Recommended Practices

Publisher(s):
Going to the courthouse and participating in hearings can be confusing and intimidating for anyone, but domestic violence survivors often face extra barriers. This checklist suggests strategies regarding safety while traveling to/from the courthouse, while inside the courthouse and courtroom, and during virtual hearings.
Materials
  • General Material
March 2021

Recommended Court Security Measures for Cases Involving Domestic Violence: A Guide for Courts

Author(s): Publisher(s):
While courts may implement general court security best practices, domestic violence cases present uniquely dangerous risks towards courthouse safety, for both litigants and court staff. This document describes specific safety concerns with domestic violence cases, as well as practical strategies and lessons from the field for maintaining a secure courthouse environment.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2021

More Than Just a Piece of Paper: A Toolkit for Advocates on Firearms and Domestic Violence During COVID-19

Publisher(s):
This toolkit from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms, a project of the Battered Women's Justice Project, provides advocates with tools for engaging conversations, both locally and on the state level, on the impact of firearms on domestic violence victim-survivors, particularly during periods of wide-spread crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
October 2020

What housing assistance is available to immigrant survivors during COVID-19?

Author(s): Publisher(s):
Immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking face unique challenges when accessing and maintaining safe housing, many of which have been exacerbated by COVID-19. In the October 2020 TA Question of the Month, authors clarify some misconceptions about immigrant survivors’ eligibility for housing and homeless assistance, as well as provide resources and tools with more detailed information supporting advocacy on behalf of immigrant survivors.
Materials
  • General Material
October 2020

Training Materials: Law Enforcement

Publisher(s):
This webpage from the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project features a variety of resources that may be helpful for law enforcement officials. Resources include information on working with limited English proficient victims, as well as forms of immigration relief such as U and T visas and VAWA self-petitions.
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
September 2019

How can protective orders support survivors’ safety?

Author(s): Publisher(s):
Protective orders, also called restraining orders, protection orders, or injunctions depending on the state, can be an invaluable tool that survivors can utilize to obtain safety. NRCDV's September 2019 TA Question of the Month outlines some of the key ways in which protective orders can support survivors' safety.
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
August 2019

How can I help domestic violence survivors who are involved in custody cases and don't have a lawyer?

Author(s): Publisher(s):
For survivors with children, custody issues are often a major concern, but the majority of survivors seeking courts orders or court decisions through the family court do so without an attorney’s guidance. NRCDV's August 2019 TA Question of the Month explores how advocates can support survivors navigating custody cases without an attorney.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
June 2019

Law Enforcement Best Practices: Immigrant Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims, Language Access and the U and T Visa

Publisher(s):
This presentation for law enforcement covers how investigations can be improved using language tools and how to hold officers more accountable by using the U Visa certification process as a crime fighting tool.