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August 2016

Federal Guidance on Access to Services for Immigrants

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This letter issued by DOJ, HHS and HUD provides information for recipients of federal funds regarding the kinds of services that are considered to be necessary to protect life or safety that all individuals, regardless of immigration status, can access.
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December 2015

Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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This guidance document from the U.S. Department of Justice is intended to reflect and further the department’s partnership with the police leaders, line officers and detectives who work tirelessly to ensure that policing is free from bias and to uphold the civil and human rights of the communities they serve.
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December 2015

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act

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This webpage provides background information on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age.
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December 2015

Tribal Law and Order Act

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The Tribal Law and Order Act became law on July 29, 2010.
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May 2015

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Credit Counseling

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This webpage provides information on credit counseling for consumers, as well as agencies. Questions and answers cover a wide range of issues that fall under the counseling process.
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Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement: Victim, Incident, and Offender Characteristics

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It reports on four categories of sexual assault: forcible rape, forcible sodomy (includes oral and anal), sexual assault with an object (e.g. finger, bottle, handgun, stick, etc.), and forcible fondling. NIBRS definitions of these four forceable sexual assault categories are provided at the end of the paper.
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July 2014

Police Departments’ Use of the Lethality Assessment Program: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation

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This study suggests that the LAP demonstrates promise as an evidence informed collaborative police-social service intervention that increases survivors' safety and empowers them toward decisions of self-care.
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August 2013

Recommendations for Administrators of Prisons, Jails, and Community Confinement Facilities for Adapting the U.S. Department of Justice’s "A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Adults/Adolescents"

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This guide is designed to assist administrators of prisons, jails, and community confinement facilities in drafting or revising protocols for an immediate response to reports of sexual assault.
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July 2013

Thirty Percent of Migrant Laborers in San Diego Experience Trafficking

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Construction, janitorial/cleaning and landscaping sectors had the highest rates of reported trafficking violations and labor abuses.
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Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011-12

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Presents data from the National Inmate Survey (NIS), 2011-12, conducted in 233 state and federal prisons, 358 local jails, and 15 special correctional facilities (operated by U.S. Armed Forces, Indian tribes, or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)) between February 2011 and May 2012, with a sample of 92,449 inmates age 18 or older and 1,738 inmates ages 16 to 17. This report includes estimates of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contacts, inmate-on-inmate and staff-on-inmate victimization, and level of coercion.
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May 2013

An Exploratory Study of Juvenile Orders of Protection as a Remedy for Dating Violence

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This study examines protective orders (POs) taken out by teens as a remedy for dating violence by developing a comprehensive portrait of their use in New York State.
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April 2013

A Multi-Site Assessment of Court-Focused Elder Abuse Initiatives

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This 2011 American Bar Association Study demonstrates that court-focused elder abuse initiatives enhance access to justice for victims and offer benefits to courts and other agencies.