Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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  • Addresses domestic violence among lesbians, bisexual women, and in transgender communities.
  • 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.
  • A national network of advocates, professionals, and others working to end violence against women in Asian communities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DatingAdvice.com provides a referral directory of domestic violence resources.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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