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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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Special Collection

Special Collection
January 2022

Identifying and Preventing Gender and Intersectional Bias in Law Enforcement Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence

Author(s):
This special collection is a product of the COURAGE in Policing Project, jointly supported by the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law, Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network, and UN Women.
Special Collection
January 2016

Intimate Partner Homicide Prevention

Author(s):
This Special Collection explores the most tragic consequence of domestic violence and offers a variety of tools and information towards its prevention.
Special Collection
December 2015

Navigating the Civil Legal System: Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Their Advocates, and Legal Professionals

Survivors of domestic violence can face a number of legal issues that either directly stem from, or are affected by, the actions of those who use abuse and violence. These issues can include obtaining protection orders against an abuser; filing for divorce; seeking custody of and/or visitation with minor children; and filing for child support. This Special Collection is specifically focused on those legal issues most commonly arising in family court.
Special Collection
November 2009

Resources Addressing the Perpetration of Sexual Violence

This collection provides resources that address the topics of sex offender risk, assessment, management, treatment, and supervision.

Materials

Materials
  • General Material
October 2022

Black Women & Girls, Gender-Based Violence, and Pathways to Criminalization & Incarceration

Publisher(s):
Gender-based violence—including domestic violence—impacts an astonishing number of Black women and girls. And when Black women and girls experience gender-based violence, the strategies they take to survive are often criminalized. Ending the systemic punishment and incarceration of Black women and girls requires that we decriminalize survival. This factsheet spotlights the impact of gender-based violence on Black women and girls and the ensuing criminalization that occurs.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
September 2022

Leadership of Voices of Experience (LOVE) Curriculum

Publisher(s):
Led and driven by currently and formerly incarcerated women, the Leadership of Voices of Experience (LOVE) Project has developed a training curriculum for victim service providers that builds providers’ capacity to support system-impacted women and gender expansive people—people who are transgender, gender nonconforming, gender queer, nonbinary.
Materials
  • General Material
February 2022

Seeking Safety, Equity and Justice: 2021 Ohio Statewide Survey Results: Domestic Violence Survivors’ Experience with Law Enforcement, Courts, Child Welfare, and Social Service Systems

Publisher(s):
The seeds for this survey were planted in the months following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Like the advocates at our member programs, ODVN wanted to better understand how survivors—women of color, specifically, along with other marginalized groups—experience law enforcement and other parts of the response system. We surveyed 505 survivors across the state to get some answers.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
February 2022

Sexual Harassment & Misconduct

Publisher(s):
This document from the International Association of Chiefs of Police features a model policy designed to provide police agencies with concrete guidance and directives regarding sexual harassment and misconduct. It also includes a "Concepts & Issues Paper" designed to provide context and background information to support a Model Policy for a deeper understanding of the topic.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2022

The Never-Ending Maze: Continued Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA

Publisher(s):
More than half of all American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; one in three have experienced rape. The US government continues to fail to adequately prevent and respond to such violence. This report details some of the factors that contribute the high rates of sexual violence against Indigenous women, and the barriers to justice that they continue to face.
Materials
  • General Material
October 2021

The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in State Prisons

Publisher(s):
This report from the Sentencing Project documents the rates of incarceration for white, Black and Latinx Americans in each state, identifies three contributors to racial and ethnic disparities in imprisonment, and provides recommendations for reform. 
Materials
  • General Material
September 2021

Failure to Protect: How Discriminatory Sexual Violence Laws and Practices Are Hurting Women, Girls, and Adolescents in the Americas

Publisher(s):
The rape and sexual violence laws of the 43 jurisdictions from 35 countries reviewed for this report deny access to justice for many survivors of sexual violence as they provide a number of opportunities for perpetrators to escape justice. This impunity contributes to the continued perpetuation of sexual violence.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
May 2021

U Visa Certification and T Visa Declaration Toolkit for Law Enforcement Agencies and Prosecutors

Author(s): Publisher(s):
By providing U‐visa certifications and T visa declarations, law enforcement and prosecution officials add to their arsenal of crime fighting tools when immigrant victims feel safer coming forward to report crimes. This document provides a wide variety of background information on the U‐visa and T visa programs.