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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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February 2019

Protection Orders and Working with People with Disabilities

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This tip sheet is a tool that attorneys, advocates, and others can familiarize themselves with common types of disabilities, the unique barriers people with those disabilities may experience in the protection order office, and strategies for overcoming those barriers that attorneys and advocates can implement in their work.
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February 2019

Interviewing the Victim: Techniques Based on the Realistic Dynamics of Sexual Assault

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This training module explores the importance of effective victim interviewing in the successful investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases and addresses how to overcome barriers to effective interviewing.
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February 2019

Tribal Domestic Violence Courts and Tribal Domestic Violence Dockets: Guide for Development of a Tribal Victim-Centered Specialized Court or Docket to More Effectively Address Domestic Violence Cases

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This unique resource was drafted to guide Native nations through a series of exercises resulting in a tribal domestic violence court or docket specifically designed by the tribe to address the domestic violence issues in a particular tribal community.
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February 2019

Expanding Our Frame: Deepening Our Demands for Safety and Healing for Black Survivors of Sexual Violence

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This report from the National Black Women’s Justice Institute explores how recognizing the pervasive and systemic nature of sexual violence against Black women, girls, trans, gender nonconforming and nonbinary people by police, penal, and immigration officers, in prisons, jails and/or detention facilities, and in social service, learning, and health care settings, calls into question our reliance on these systems and structures of dominance as responses to sexual violence, and as effective mechanisms of prevention, early detection, and healing.
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February 2019

False Reports: Moving Beyond the Issue to Successfully Investigate and Prosecute Non-Stranger Sexual Assault

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This module is designed to directly confront this issue of false reporting. The material provided throughout this module will attempt to answer several key questions that have historically created a bigger hurdle for sexual assault victims than any lack of training or experience on the part of law enforcement professionals.
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January 2019

Judicial Toolkit: Resources on Technology Abuse for Judges and Judicial Officers

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Geared towards judges and judicial officers, this toolkit explores how technology is misused in the context of abuse, with guides and quizzes on the most popular technologies and how they function, as well as how judges can lead their communities in addressing technology in the courts.
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January 2019

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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January 2019

Data Breaches & Victim Service Providers: Considerations for Developing Effective Policies

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This page from NNEDV's Safety Net Project outlines considerations for programs to discuss in order to best manage data and create solid data breach policies that prioritize survivor safety and privacy.
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  • General Material
January 2019

Latinas and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence-Based Facts

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While the number of studies examining intimate partner violence (IPV) in Latin@ populations is growing, research on this issue continues to be limited in quality and breadth. This document from the National Latin@ Network compiles and summarizes key research on this topic.
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January 2019

Strategies for Supporting Bicultural and Bilingual Staff

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It is important to provide meaningful access to services for all survivors, including taking steps to ensure access for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). This Technical Assistance Bulletin offers strategies for supporting bicultural and bilingual staff. 
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January 2019

Publication 524: Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled

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This publication explains who is eligible for the credit for the elderly or the disabled, as well as how to figure the credit.
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  • General Material
January 2019

Child Tax Credit: For use in preparing 2018 Returns

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This booklet provides basic facts about the CTC, as well as worksheets to specifically determine the amount of CTC to claim on tax returns.