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August 2018

Lifetime Economic Burden of Intimate Partner Violence Among U.S. Adults

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This study estimated the U.S. lifetime per-victim cost and economic burden of intimate partner violence, finding that preventing intimate partner violence is possible and could avoid substantial costs.
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August 2018

Divorced and Separated Parents

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This webpage includes frequently asked questions about who claims EITC if the parents are divorced or separated.
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August 2018

Violence Against Women Act protections for immigrant survivors of domestic violence continue in full force and effect and are not affected by the 2018 domestic violence asylum policies issued by the U.S. Department of Justice

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According to this fact sheet from NIWAP, the new decision from the Department of Justice does not affect the ability of immigrants in the United States who experience domestic violence or are victims of other crimes to seek immigration relief Congress created to provide relief to victims of domestic violence and other crimes.
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August 2018

Intimate Partner Violence Response Policy and Training Content Guidelines

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These guidelines address investigative procedures and promising practices for law enforcement for working with victims of intimate partner violence.
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August 2018

Sexual Assault Incident Reports: Investigative Strategies

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The goal of these guidelines is to support officers and departments in preparing sexual assault cases for successful prosecution through detailed case documentation and thorough investigations.
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  • Training Tools
August 2018

Sexual Assault Incident Reports: Pocket Tip Card

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This pocket tip card for officers is a convenient, portable resource to accompany the IACP's Sexual Assault Incident Reports: Investigative Strategies. 
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July 2018

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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July 2018

Tax credits help offset higher education costs

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This fact sheet includes basic information on the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit, as well as links to related tax forms.
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June 2018

Privacy and Safety with IoT Devices

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The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to devices connected to each other and to a device or app that can control them. Safety Net has developed a series of handouts on home automation and personal assistants, connected health and medical devices, smart toys and location trackers, and more describing the risks and potential benefits of the new wave of IoT devices.
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June 2018

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.
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May 2018

American Opportunity Tax Credit: Questions and Answers

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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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May 2018

Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

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This resource provides guidance on how to navigate seven different scenarios in which children and their families may benefit from support services but face intersecting immigration and child welfare legal challenges.