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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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January 2017

The Civil Rights Division’s Pattern and Practice Police Reform Work: 1994-Present

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This report provides background information on why Congress gave the Civil Rights Division authority to address systemic police misconduct, how the Division opens pattern-or-practice investigations, what an investigation involves, and how the Division negotiates reform agreements.
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October 2016

Department of Justice Awards $9.85 Million to Identify and Prevent Gender Bias in Policing

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This press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice announced the ten grant awards that were provided to enhance training and technical assistance nationally, support research and evaluation, and provide resources to law enforcement agencies to implement the guidance and improve law enforcement responses.
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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

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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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 to ensure that policing is free from bias and to uphold the civil and human rights of the communities they serve. Also included are a summary of the guidance and press release from Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.
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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

Investigation of the Newark Police Department

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The Department of Justice opened an investigation of the Newark Police Department in May 2011, after receiving serious allegations of civil rights violations, including excessive force, unwarranted stops, and arrests, and discriminatory police actions. This report sets out the DOJ’s investigative findings.
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July 2014

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

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This report describes the Lethality Assessment Program—Maryland Model (LAP), created by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) in 2005, which is an innovative strategy to prevent domestic violence homicides and serious injuries.
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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.