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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.

Materials

Materials
  • General Material
August 2018

Out of the Shadows: An Analysis of Sexual Harassment Charges Filed by Working Women

Publisher(s):
In order to paint a clearer picture of workplace sexual harassment, the National Women’s Law Center analyzed sexual harassment charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by women in the private sector between 2012 and 2016. This analysis establishes a critical baseline for evaluating the impact, if any, of the MeToo movement on filings with the EEOC in future years.
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  • General Material
August 2018

Violence Against Women Act protections for immigrant survivors of domestic violence continue in full force and effect and are not affected by the 2018 domestic violence asylum policies issued by the U.S. Department of Justice

Publisher(s):
According to this fact sheet from NIWAP, the new decision from the Department of Justice does not affect the ability of immigrants in the United States who experience domestic violence or are victims of other crimes to seek immigration relief Congress created to provide relief to victims of domestic violence and other crimes.
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  • General Material
August 2018

Financial Insecurity and Domestic Violence: A Conversation about Child Support

Publisher(s):
In this New Thinking podcast, Michael Hayes from the Office of Child Support Enforcement and Krista Del Gallo from the Texas Council on Family Violence talk with Robert V. Wolf about strategies that states and the federal government are promoting to help survivors safety access child support.
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  • General Material
January 2018

U Visa for Crime Victims

Publisher(s):
This page provides information about U visa, including what this visa is, who can be its principal applicants, grounds for inadmissibility, and costs for its application.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2018

Healing from Abusive Relationships Booklet

Publisher(s):
This booklet is a comprehensive guide on the warning signs of unhealthy or abusive relationships, resources available to youth who are experiencing abusive or unhealthy relationships, legal recourse, and best practices for young people to heal.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2018

Assisting Self-Represented Litigants in Domestic Violence Cases

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This planning guide is intended to assist courts to better meet the needs of self-represented litigants in domestic violence cases.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
October 2017

VAWA Confidentiality and Protections for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This webinar provides information to judges and court staff about how state court proceedings and federal VAWA confidentiality protections intersect.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
October 2017

Enhanced Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This webinar offers guidance for advocates on how to help immigrant survivors become aware of their rights; identify immigration remedies for victims, including special VAWA provisions around confidentiality; prepare enhanced safety plans for immigrant survivors; and increase meaningful access to services for immigrants and survivors with limited English proficiency.
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  • General Material
September 2017

Comparing Forms of Immigration Relief for Immigrant Victims of Crime

Publisher(s):
This chart is a basic outline of various forms of immigration relief available to immigrant crime victims including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking victims.
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  • General Material
August 2017

Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage to Happen in Today’s America

Publisher(s):
This report provides state lawmakers and advocates in the United States with the information they need to pass laws that more effectively protect children from the harms of child marriage.