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January 2018

Latina Immigrant Women & Children's Well-Being and Access to Services After Detention

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This brief describes findings of a research study that seeks to understand the experiences of Latina women and their children when seeking asylum due to gender based violence and to document the experiences of those who have been detained while seeking asylum for gender based violence, the consequences of detention on survivors of violence, and post-detention service needs.
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January 2018

Healing from Abusive Relationships Booklet

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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.
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November 2017

Domestic Issues Creating Hardships for Low-Income Utility Customers

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Establishing and maintaining utility service can be a significant challenge for many average American families. This document from the Low Income Energy Assistance Program discusses the importance of protections for utility customers who are experiencing domestic violence and explores protections in different states across the United States.
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October 2017

VAWA Confidentiality and Protections for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

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This webinar provides information to judges and court staff about how state court proceedings and federal VAWA confidentiality protections intersect.
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October 2017

Enhanced Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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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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September 2017

Comparing Forms of Immigration Relief for Immigrant Victims of Crime

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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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August 2017

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

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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.
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August 2017

Start by Believing to Improve Responses to Sexual Assault and Prevent Gender Bias

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This training bulletin delves into the challenges that have been raised with the Start by Believing campaign, and the underlying philosophy of victim-centered approaches. In particular, this document addresses defense cross-examination aimed at exposing the law enforcement investigation of a sexual assault as biased.
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July 2017

Immigration Relief for Immigrant Survivors of Abuse

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This document provides an overview of the resources available for immigrant survivors of violent crimes.
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June 2017

Immigration 101: A Webinar for Domestic Violence Victim Advocates

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This webinar provides domestic violence victim advocates with a basic overview of the immigration system, including information about recent updates and immigration protections for victims of abuse.
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April 2017

T Visas: What They Are and How They Can Help Your Clients

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This document contains an overview of T visas for victims of human trafficking.
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March 2017

Pro Bono Attorney Manual on Immigration Relief For Crime Victims: U Visas

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This manual is intended to provide information about and guidance on representing immigrant crime victims, including survivors of domestic violence, who qualify for the “U visa.”