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April 2021

Breaking the Silence: Supporting Survivors of Police Sexual Violence

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Amidst a growing national conversation about sexual violence sparked by #MeToo and the ‘me, too.’ movement originated by Tarana Burke, and an ongoing national reckoning around the violence of policing, one form of sexual and police violence remains shrouded in silence: police sexual violence. This is a curriculum for sexual assault service providers intended to accompany Interrupting Criminalization’s report Shrouded in Silence: Police Sexual Violence - What We Know and What We Can Do About It.
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  • NRCDV Publications
March 2021

What is the role of TANF programs in preventing and addressing IPV and how can TANF workers best support survivors?

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and poverty are mutually reinforcing and correlated. The March 2021 TA Question of the Month explores how Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) helps survivors afford the basics and rebuild their lives after violence.
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March 2021

EITC Income Limits, Maximum Credit Amounts and Tax Law Updates

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Available in multiple languages, this page has the 2020 tax year income limits, maximum EITC amount and the EITC-related tax law changes. Information for tax years 2016 through 2021 is also available.
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March 2021

The Premium Tax Credit

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This IRS website provides basic information on eligibility for the premium tax credit, reporting changes in circumstance to the marketplace, and claiming the credit on federal tax returns. The website also links to IRS publications, regulations, and notices related to the premium tax credit.
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March 2021

Disability and Earned Income Tax Credit

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This webpage provides information about what disability benefits apply as earned income for EITC, claiming a qualifying child with a disability, and more.
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March 2021

Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors’ Safety During the Court Process: A Checklist of Recommended Practices

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Going to the courthouse and participating in hearings can be confusing and intimidating for anyone, but domestic violence survivors often face extra barriers. This checklist suggests strategies regarding safety while traveling to/from the courthouse, while inside the courthouse and courtroom, and during virtual hearings.
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March 2021

Trust Survivors: Building an Effective and Inclusive Cash Assistance Program

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In this report, FreeFrom shares lessons learned from 1,000 survivors who received a Safety Fund grant in 2020 about how to build an effective and inclusive cash assistance program that will work for them. Overwhelmingly, survivors expressed that they need a program steeped in flexibility and trust.
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March 2021

The Guide to Allyship

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The Guide to Allyship is an open source starter guide to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally.
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  • NRCDV Publications
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March 2021

Holding Space, Creating Safety: A Toolkit for Facilitating Conversations about Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence for Bisexual Peer Support Groups

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This toolkit explores how sexual and intimate partner violence impacts bi+ communities and how support and social group facilitators can address these issues. It offers facilitation tips and guides that lead you through imagining and creating a peer support group.
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March 2021

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – Use the EITC Assistant to Find Out if You Should Claim it

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This current year EITC Assistant will help you: find out your filing status; find out if you are eligible for EITC; determine if your child or children meet the tests for a qualifying child; and estimate the amount of credit.
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March 2021

Recommended Court Security Measures for Cases Involving Domestic Violence: A Guide for Courts

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While courts may implement general court security best practices, domestic violence cases present uniquely dangerous risks towards courthouse safety, for both litigants and court staff. This document describes specific safety concerns with domestic violence cases, as well as practical strategies and lessons from the field for maintaining a secure courthouse environment.
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March 2021

Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

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The IRS VITA and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. This site provides basic information about these programs, how to find services by state, and what type of documentation is needed.