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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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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.
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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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May 2016

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence: A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Enforcing Orders of Protection Nationwide

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This booklet is a primer on orders of protection and full faith in credit.  This guide helps law enforcement better implement the “full faith and credit” component of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which requires law enforcement officers to enforce valid orders across the boundaries of states, tribes, and territories.
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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

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.