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  • This brochure for small business employers provides statistics on domestic violence victims and costs, how domestic violence affects and unions, and guidance on creating an environment where what was traditionally seen as a “private” problem can be openly and effectively addressed.
  • This article explores problems women of color face at every level and in every aspect of the judicial system, as litigants, witnesses, defendants, employees, lawyers, and judges. The article summarizes concerns detailed in depth in NJEP's When Bias Compounds: Insuring Equal Justice for Women in the Courts curriculum. 
  • Judges impose minimal sentences on abusers, trivializing violence against women. This article recounts cases, the intense response of the communities in which these sentences were imposed, and the ways in which judicial selection, election, education, evaluation and discipline can be used to prevent recurrence of this type of gender bias. 
  • This article illustrates the concept of the law as male by analogizing it to the medical community's treatment of the male body as the norm. It gives examples of how "male law" harms women and discusses the types of education needed to counter gender bias in the courts. 69 Chicago-Kent L. Rev. 397 (1993)
  • NJEP was the catalyst for a series of task forces to examine gender bias in court systems across the country. New Jersey was the first state to establish a Supreme Court Task Force on Women in the Courts. This article assesses the status of the New Jersey task force's recommendations and evaluates the task force’s impact on substantive judicial decision-making and the treatment of women in court environments. 12 Women’s Rts. L. Rep. 313 (1991)
  • Published in the Women's Rights Law Reporter in 1986, this article examines the efforts of our National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) to make under­standing gender bias an integral part of Amer­ican judicial education.
  • Published in The Judges Journal in 1985, this article explores three common, sexist stereotypes about women that arise in the courtroom and have the power to shape judicial decision-making.
  • Originally published in TRIAL in August 1983, this article examines how gender-based stereotype affect women litigators, who are often evaluated on sexist assumptions rather than their abilities.
  • Resources for Violence Against Women and the Courts:Fact Sheets on Sexual Violence from the National Judicial Education Program for the National Center for State CourtsTo encourage state courts to use their Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) 5 percent STOP Grant court set-aside for projects on sexual assault as well as domestic violence, the National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) worked with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) as part of their OVW-funded grant.
    Resources for Violence Against Women and the Courts: Fact Sheets on Sexual Violence from the National Judicial Education Program for the National Center for State Courts
  • On June 24th, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that overruled Roe v. Wade and eliminates the federal constitutional right to abortion. This decision leaves laws related to abortion access up to individual states. The immediate impact has been a ban of abortion in several states with more bans and restrictions likely to come.


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