Domestic Violence Resources

State Fact Sheets: Domestic Violence and Homelessness – Legal Interventions

Many states have enacted laws to aid victims of domestic violence in securing or retaining safe housing solutions. These fact sheets for 50 states and the District of Columbia examine the correlation between domestic violence and homelessness, both nationally and in the individual state. It also details legal interventions designed to protect the housing rights of victims.

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Issue Brief: Domestic Violence and Homelessness

This issue brief examines the correlation between domestic violence and homelessness and identifies the landscape of state-specific legal interventions aimed at preventing victims from become homeless.

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50-State Compilation: State Laws Addressing Housing Rights of Domestic Violence Victims

This 50-State Compilation summarizes what legal protections are available regarding domestic violence and housing issues in each state.

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The ACA as a tool for Interpersonal Violence and HIV Prevention

For some women, intimate partner violence (IPV) and the risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are often in a deadly, cyclical intersection that makes it difficult to discern which came first. The new tools in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that offer protections for individuals experiencing IPV may also help address the risk for HIV infection.

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Issue Brief: Preventing Domestic Violence in Multi-Unit Housing

This issue brief provides a general introduction to the different types of laws that can be used to prevent domestic violence in multi-unit housing and reduce homelessness among domestic violence victims and survivors.

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Intimate Partner Violence as a Public Health Issue: Violence Against Women Act and other Legal Protections for Immigrant and LGBT Communities

This webinar addresses the importance of viewing intimate partner violence as a public health issue and discuss how VAWA and other legal remedies are used to help vulnerable populations such as immigrants and LGBT individuals. View the playback.

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Map of Same-Sex Domestic Violence Protections

Domestic Violence (DV) affects millions of individuals across the U.S. The law can help provide protection, however, the law treats same-sex couples differently in many states. This resource shows the coverage of DV laws, protection of DV laws and civil protective orders in every state and D.C.

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Waiting for Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

Domestic Violence

In late April, the U.S. Senate approved legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994, which included strengthened protections for victims of intimate partner violence, in particular for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) victims. The version of the reauthorization bill that passed the House of Representatives omitted a crucial provision.

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Fact Sheet: Master List of Same-Sex Domestic Violence Protections

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of same-sex domestic violence protections.

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Domestic Violence: Protection for All Victims

As a legal service attorney, I handled several domestic violence (DV) cases each week. The large case load wasn’t surprising given that one-fourth of women in the United States experience violence from an intimate partner in their life time. DV affects millions of individuals across the United States, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion or education.

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