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  • Carol Robles-Roman, President and CEO of Legal Momentum, joins Pat and Ellis Henican on how the justice system is wrong in the Ray Rice case on The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby  on 77 WABC New York radio,  Friday, September 12, 2014.Show website.
  • Published in The Judges Journal in 2014, this article discusses emerging science on the impact of domestic violence exposure on children's developing brains.
  • This guide details state policies on unemployment insurance eligibility for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking who need to leave their jobs or are discharged because of the violence in their lives.
  • On Wednesday, March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an important decision in the case of U.S. vs. Castleman, ruling that someone convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns. Citing a brief in which Legal Momentum participated as co-counsel, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that ban gun possession by those who have been convicted in state court of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.
  • Women's eNews has published an article today entitled "Women: When We Succeed, We Can Also Escape Abuse" by Legal Momentum's vice president for governmental relations, Lisalyn Jacobs. The article looks at how the economic equity agenda for women can also help curtail domestic violence.
  • 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the historic passage of the watershed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)—the first comprehensive federal legislative package designed to end violence against women—which was signed into law in September, 1994 as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
  • A summary of the effects of domestic and sexual violence and the workplace, including who is affected and current litigation protecting survivors.
  • Yellowstone County District Court Judge Todd Baugh, whose comments
  • As part of its observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) today rolled out its official workplace domestic violence policy for employees.  Legal Momentum's Vice President for Government Relations, Lisalyn Jacobs, was on hand for the occasion.
  • In a major victory for all California victims of intimate partner abuse, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday outlawing employment discrimination against victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The new law prohibits employers from discharging, refusing to rehire, or treating differently any employee on the grounds of that employee’s status as a victim.
  • This webinar addresses the prevalence of intimate partner sexual abuse in domestic violence cases, its significance in risk assessment, strategies to encourage victim disclosure, and recommendations for addressing IPSA in cases where domestic violence is the primary allegation.
  • Several states have proposed or enacted laws allowing employers to apply for restraining orders to prevent violence, harassment, or stalking of their employees. The laws vary in significant ways, such as whether the employer may seek a restraining order or injunction on behalf of itself rather than on behalf of the employee and whether an employee who is the target of violence must be consulted prior to the employer’s seeking a restraining order.


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