In April, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, a federal body that sets advisory guidelines, voted to expand the bases for compassionate release to include sexual and physical assault by prison workers.
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The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is delighted by the release of the National Plan to End Gender Based Violence. With over 30 years of history to advance resources, prevention, policy, and housing solutions for survivors, NRCDV applauds the White House, Gender Policy Council, and the many contributing stakeholders for their tireless efforts in developing this plan.
Today, the White House released the first-ever U.S. National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence: Strategies for Action.
“She took in the national movement that was happening to raise awareness around domestic violence and refocused it on Indian Country.”
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the appeal of a 33-year-old transgender woman from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in a case her attorney calls life or death.
TeleSANE services are expanding across the country in rural, sparsely populated areas. Research shows SANE programs encourage psychological healing, provide comprehensive health care, allow for professional evidence collection and improve the chance of a successful prosecution.