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February 2017

Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing for Immigrant Victims: Government Policies

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This document lists the polices issued by federal government agencies describing the legal rights of immigrant and Limited English Proficient (LEP) victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, human trafficking, child abuse, and the homeless to access emergency shelters and transitional housing from a wide array of programs. 
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February 2017

Mapping Transgender Equality in the United States

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To help make sense of the policy landscape in the states for LGBT people, and transgender people specifically, "Mapping Transgender Equality in the United States" looks at legal equality for transgender people across the country.
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February 2017

Evidence Checklists For Work With Immigrant Survivors

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These checklists are designed to assist attorneys and advocates prepare for a variety of legal cases on behalf of immigrant survivors. 
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  • Training Tools
February 2017

Enhanced Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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This webinar offers guidance to advocates for implementing enhanced safety planning for immigrant survivors, including discussing recent policy developments and new enforcement measures that should be taken into consideration when assisting immigrant survivors with safety planning.
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January 2017

Response to Protection Order Violations Report Review Checklist

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This checklist serves as a tool for law enforcement officers to review and assess whether they have adequately created a report in cases where there is a violation of a protection order.
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January 2017

Protection Orders 101

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A protection order (also known as a restraining order) can help protect victims of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from the person being abusive. This handout from Break the Cycle explains what a protection order is, who can get one, how to get one, and what protections they can provide.
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January 2017

Protection Orders: Special Considerations for Minors

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A protection order (also known as a restraining order) can help protect victims of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from the person being abusive. Minors and their guardians need to know special information in order to secure a protection order. This handout addresses important considerations for protection orders for minors.
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January 2017

The Internet & Intimate Partner Violence: Technology Changes, Abuse Doesn’t

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Online harassment itself is often a form of domestic or sexual violence, and the abuse is often a combination of online intimidation with offline abuse. This article explores ways in which abusers often use the internet and discusses implications for prosecutors.
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December 2016

Eligibility of VAWA Self-Petitioners for Financial Assistance Under Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980

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This memo clarifies HUD’s position on the rights of certain noncitizens who are battered or subject to extreme cruelty by a spouse or parent, who is a Untied States Citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR), to apply for and receive assistance under Section 214 of the Housing and Communality Development Act.
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October 2016

Fact Sheet: Immigrant Access to Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing

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This fact sheet offers information about immigrant eligibility to access emergency shelter and transitional housing. 
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August 2016

State HIV Laws

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An interactive and user-friendly guide allowing survivors and advocates to find state-specific legal information about details about HIV Testing and Laboratory Reporting Laws.
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July 2016

Giving Birth Behind Bars: A Guide for Achieving Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women

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This resource is a collection of materials developed by and for communities most affected by the expansion of the prison industrial complex and confronting reproductive oppression within the confines of the walls of these institutions.