Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

  • 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.
  • Based in New England, the mission of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is to eliminate family violence and to strengthen Asian families and communities. Many of their brochures are available in Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, and Vietnamese.
  • 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.
  • The NCADV is a coalition of grassroots and community organizations that work to prevent, assist, support, and treat victims of domestic violence. The website has contact info for state coalitions and other member organizations, as well as information about safety planning, domestic violence laws, and other related topics. Public policy efforts work to develop a national legislative agenda to address epidemic of domestic violence and to represent before elected officials the over 2,000 NCADV members and coalition partners. Lobbies Congress, monitors and analyzes state and federal legislative developments and common law, and provides information about pending policy initiatives to shelters, state coalitions, and other grassroots advocates.
  • Addresses all forms of family violence in the African-American Community. Works in coalition with communities, legal system, activists, and policymakers to end violence in black families.
  • DatingAdvice.com provides a referral directory of domestic violence resources.
  • Information and links to domestic violence, sexual assault, and other organizations committed to ending violence against women.
  • Community education and development, public policy, research, training and technical assistance to professionals and advocates working to address violence against women in Latino communities.
  • Clearinghouse and library for information relating to sexual violence, including publications, research, and other resources both print and online. Website also provides a complete list of state and territory anti-sexual violence coalitions and their contact information. Does not provide crisis intervention, but can provide referrals.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to American Indian and Alaskan Native communities in order to eliminate violence in the lives of women and their children. Works with villages, reservations, rancherias and pueblos across the United States to improve the justice system, law enforcement, and service provider response to the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Native communities.
  • Sexual and domestic violence resources, including publications, grant programs, public policy, fact sheets, and research.
  • 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.