Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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  • Crisis intervention, referrals, information about state laws, safety planning, and other resources for stalking victims available through hotline or on website.
  • Visit the National Teen Dating Abuse website to chat with a peer advocate 24/7.
  • AVP is dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education.
  • A project of the Battered Women’s Justice Project. Provides customized, case-specific technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and their defense teams (attorneys, advocates and expert witnesses). The Defense Center works on cases that involve women who have injured or killed their batterer in self-defense; battered women who have been coerced into criminal activity; women charged with "failing to protect" their children from their batterer’s violence; and women who are charged with parental kidnapping or custodial interference after fleeing with their child (or children) to protect themselves or their children from their batterer’s violence.
  • Hotline is staffed by trained counselors 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Provides crisis intervention, safety planning, referral to shelters and other resources across the US, as well as PR and the US Virgin Islands. Help available in 140 languages.
  • 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.

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