Violence is a fact of life. Women face violence at home, on the street, and in the workplace. Notwithstanding one of Legal Momentum’s signature achievements— passage of the Violence Against Women Act—supportive services, rights, and protective measures for victims remain inadequate, while the sensitivity of law enforcement and judicial personnel to victims remains low.
Legal Momentum trains advocates, service providers, and law enforcement personnel working with immigrant women on the rights of immigrant victims, a singularly vulnerable group.
Legal Momentum’s National Judicial Education Program trains judges and court personnel to ensure that victims of violence have access to an informed and impartial judicial system.
Legal Momentum advocates for employment policies that protect the rights of victims of violence and prevent them from losing their jobs. We train employers and unions, draft and promote new legislation, track legislative developments nationwide, and bring cases to expand and enforce the employment rights of victims.
Legal Momentum led the effort to pass the federal Violence Against Women Act and continues to promote programs supporting and protecting victims’ rights under the Act and at the state level. Every five years, Congress reauthorizes this vital legislation. Legal Momentum works in coalition to see that each reauthorization increases resources for victims and community support structures, such as shelters and law enforcement, which protect victims and prevent violence.
Learn more about Legal Momentum's litigation related to violence against women in our Legal Cases Database. If you believe you have a claim that raises significant issues in this area, please contact us at 212.925.6635 or at email@example.com.
Violence can affect every aspect of a woman's life. Through our work on Teen Dating Violence and Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence, Legal Momentum advocates for policies and practices that reflect the realities of women’s lives.
Learn more about Teen Dating Violence.
Learn more about Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence.