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Study: Most female child molesters were victims of sexual abuse

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This brief report on Strickland's study, the largest of its kind, surveyed 130 incarcerated females, 60 of which were sex offenders and 70 of which were nonsexual offenders - and examined factors such as childhood trauma, substance abuse, emotional neediness and personality disorders. While the majority of both groups reported being the victims of childhood maltreatment, the sex offenders were significantly more likely to experience pervasive, serious and more frequent emotional abuse, physical abuse and neglect.
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What Protections Do I Have Against Credit Discrimination?

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This webpage defines credit discrimination, as well as provides tips as to how individuals can protect themselves against credit discrimination. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against can submit a complaint through a link provided on the webpage.
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Compilation Of The Social Security Laws

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This webpage provides the actual statutory language that describes uses of grants under the Social Security Act, for IDAs under the TANF program.
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MOSAIC Threat Assessment Systems

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MOSAIC is a risk assessment tool that helps the assessor weigh the present situation in light of expert opinion and research, and instantly compare the present situation to past cases where the outcomes are known.
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The Assets Report 2012

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The goal of this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the federal government's efforts to encourage asset accumulation. The full report offers a survey of current federal asset-building programs, specifically describes recently enacted relevant legislation and the President's 2013 budget proposals, and includes an analysis of current tax policies that promote asset building objectives.
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Providing Financial Education Services to Domestic Violence Survivors

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This brief paper discusses the importance of financial education programs, and specific considerations when working with domestic violence survivors.
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Hey, you got a little racism stuck in your teeth

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We can’t create change in areas of injustice if we are afraid to have honest conversations with each other. This article addresses the fact that advancing social justice discussions and finding solutions requires nonprofit organizations to admit our mistakes and keep working to improve.
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American Opportunity Tax Credit

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This page provides basic information about the AOTC, including how to qualify, which expenses are allowable, and where to access application forms.
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Addressing violence against women within the education sector

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This document underscores the role of educational reforms in preventing violence against women and presents promising practices in educational reforms and VAW prevention.
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Agency’s Use of Technology Best Practices & Policies Toolkit

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The way domestic violence, sexual assault, and other victim service agencies use technology can impact the security, privacy, and safety of the survivors who access their services. This toolkit contains recommended best practices, policy suggestions, and handouts on the use of common technologies.
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Domestic Violence and Privacy

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This page reviews key electronic privacy issues impacting victims of domestic violence, including HMIS, identity theft, personal surveillance, REAL ID, VAWA, telephone records, personal data, government records, and provider confidentiality.
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Know Your Rights: A Guide to Your Rights When Interacting with Law Enforcement

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This guide contains information about the rights of immigrants and what to do when encountering immigration agents, the police or FBI in different places.