Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

  • Hotline is staffed by trained counselors 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Provides crisis intervention, safety planning, referral to shelters and other resources across the US, as well as PR and the US Virgin Islands. Help available in 140 languages.

  • 24-hour hotline staffed by trained counselors to provide support referrals to local organizations that help crime victims, including victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Also does public policy work to promote victims’ rights, provides technical assistance to advocates and community programs.

  • Program development, policy and technical assistance and training that addresses the nexus between domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse/neglect. The vision of NCALL is to end abuse and neglect of older adults and people with disabilities by family members, caregivers and others with ongoing relationships with victims. Resource directory includes listing of elder shelters (by state) as well as support groups tailored to older women. Hotline/website info in Spanish and Hmong as well as English.

  • Community organizing, parole advocacy, public education, media campaigns, and policy work to achieve clemency and justice for battered women in California prisons.

  • Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Provides referrals to community rape crisis centers, support resources, and other help. New online hotline allows people seeking help to confidentially confer with a trained counselor through instant messages. Website has database of rape crisis centers, and other information for victims and advocates.

  • Faith-based organization that focuses both on healing the individual victim and the institution. Information about therapists, lawyers and legislative decisions regarding the sexual abuse of minors available on website. Also connects people with local activist groups and healing liturgies.

  • Provides training, technical assistance, and consultation to advocates and policymakers on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice system in addressing domestic violence.  Criminal and Civil Justice staff can provide information and analyses on effective policing, prosecuting, sentencing, and monitoring of domestic violence offenders, as well as protection orders, confidentiality issues, divorce and custody, and separation violence. BWJP also manages the National Center on Full Faith and Credit.

  • Grassroots, volunteer effort working to prepare and file clemency petitions for women in Michigan prisons who have been convicted of murder, but who acted in self-defense of an abuser. The Clemency Project advocates for the freedom and human and civil rights of battered women prisoners through clemency petitions and through other legal and advocacy efforts, publishes original research, and provides public education through events, rallies, lectures, publications, and free distribution and screenings of films narrated by Michigan women prisoners.

  • A project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Online resource with state-by-state information about domestic violence, custody, parental kidnapping, divorce, orders of protection, and gun laws.  Women’s Law also has a comprehensive (state by state and national) database of non-profits, shelters, legal aid organizations, and other helpful groups that provide assistance to women and domestic violence victims. The site also has legal definitions, a guide to preparing a case in court, and other self-help materials.

  • Aims to raise awareness about sexual misconduct in schools, encourage victims to report incidents and help them recover. Information about contacting local and national legislators, reporting abuse and Title IX in elementary schools is available on website. Also provides legal referrals.

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