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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

Freezing Out Justice: How immigration arrests at courthouses are undermining the justice system

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An extensive survey conducted by the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP) in partnership with the ACLU shows that the fear of deportation — magnified by immigration arrests in courthouses — is stopping immigrants from reporting crimes and participating in court proceedings. This report outlines findings from the survey.
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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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January 2018

Assisting Self-Represented Litigants in Domestic Violence Cases

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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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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.
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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.