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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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June 2016

Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt

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This webpage details the Supreme Court case in which the court struck down two provisions of a Texas law, HB2, that impose medically unnecessary regulations on doctors and facilities that provide abortions. The webpage includes case background and links to related articles and legal documents.
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June 2016

Advocates' Introduction to Gender-Based Asylum

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This webinar describes immigration protections and benefits available through gender-based asylum for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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April 2016

VAWA Confidentiality Provisions at DHS

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This website provides information on VAWA confidentiality and on reporting VAWA confidentiality violation by a DHS employee.
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March 2016

Minors and Sexting: Legal Implications

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Because transferring and viewing sexually explicit material when the subject is a minor can be considered child pornography, sexting among minors can have serious legal consequences. This article explores some of the legal implications of teen sexting.
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February 2016

Battered Spouse, Children & Parents

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This resource provides an overview of the process of applying for a VAWA self-petition process. It explores eligibility requirements and contains links to the appropriate documentation for submitting an application.
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January 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about U.S. Federal Laws and Confidentiality for Survivors

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This piece addresses common confidentiality questions about several U.S. federal laws that may impact survivors. It highlights key confidentiality and privacy provisions in the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act and the 2010 reauthorization of the Family Violent Prevention Services Act.
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January 2016

Helping Those Released from Family Detention: Asylum Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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This webinar series is for attorneys, accredited representatives, domestic and sexual violence advocates, mental health service providers and social workers already familiar with VAWA and U visas to help women and children released from family detention centers. 
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January 2016

Our Comunidad, Our Voices

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This publication demystifies the state legislative process by explaining how bills become law in Colorado, and how individuals can influence the process to create better public policy for their families and their communities.
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January 2016

U and T 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 a U and T Visa and the role that law enforcement or other agencies may have in the issuance of certifications.
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January 2016

Address Confidentiality Programs

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Address Confidentiality Programs (ACPs) are programs administered by individual states enabling victims of domestic violence, and sometimes victims of sexual assault and/or stalking) to keep their current address hidden and use an alternate mailing address for a variety of public and official processes. The specific procedures and qualifications vary by state. The document below outlines the protections of various states' ACPs, the legislation that created or supports these ACPs and other relevant program information.
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January 2016

A Guide for Advocates to Understand the Legal Implications of Abusive International Marriages

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This guide identify legal remedies available to survivors and family members in cases of abusive international marriages.
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December 2015

Tribal Law and Order Act

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The Tribal Law and Order Act became law on July 29, 2010.