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February 2019

Tribal Domestic Violence Courts and Tribal Domestic Violence Dockets: Guide for Development of a Tribal Victim-Centered Specialized Court or Docket to More Effectively Address Domestic Violence Cases

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This unique resource was drafted to guide Native nations through a series of exercises resulting in a tribal domestic violence court or docket specifically designed by the tribe to address the domestic violence issues in a particular tribal community.
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February 2019

Protection Orders and Working with People with Disabilities

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This tip sheet is a tool that attorneys, advocates, and others can familiarize themselves with common types of disabilities, the unique barriers people with those disabilities may experience in the protection order office, and strategies for overcoming those barriers that attorneys and advocates can implement in their work.
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January 2019

U Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide for Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, Judges, and Other Government Agencies

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This resource guide explains the eligibility and benefits of the U visa for victims of eligible crimes and the T Visa for victims of trafficking. It also provides information about the role that law enforcement or other agencies may have in the issuance of certifications.
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October 2018

U Visa Toolkit for Law Enforcement Agencies and Prosecutors

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By providing U‐visa certifications, law enforcement officials add to their arsenal of crime fighting tools because victims feel safer coming forward to report crimes. This document provides the following background information on the U‐visa: an overview of the U‐visa and a section on law enforcement officials and the U‐visa certification.
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October 2018

Toradze v. Georgia Amicus Brief

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In Toradze v. Georgia, a law enforcement officer used his position of power to perpetuate a domestic violence situation in the country of Georgia. The Amicus Brief urged the European Court to consider, in the context provided by the case of Toradze v. Georgia, important principles that have been developed by international, regional, and national authorities on policing and human rights, and to apply a heightened responsibility standard in cases of officer-perpetrated gender based violence.
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August 2018

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

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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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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

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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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August 2018

Financial Insecurity and Domestic Violence: A Conversation about Child Support

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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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July 2018

Immigrant Crime Fighters: How the U Visa Program Makes US Communities Safer

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This report focuses on the impact of the U visa, which was created by Congress to enhance victim safety and public safety by encouraging immigrant victims to report and assist in the investigation or prosecution of violent crimes.
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February 2018

Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation

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What is really happening in the nation's family courts? This webinar discusses a national empirical study of custody courts' responses to domestic violence, child abuse, and parental alienation claims.
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January 2018

U Visa for Crime Victims

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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.
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January 2018

Violence Against Women in the Inter-American Human Rights System: A Case Study of Jessica Gonzales v. United States

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This resource examines the issue of violence against women in the Americas through the lens of a landmark legal case, Jessica Gonzales v. the United States, which was heard in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and has had reverberations in legal jurisdictions across the globe.