This report discusses the results of a survey, conducted by the National Law Center On Homelessness & Poverty, of landlord sexual assault and/or rape of tenants. It explores the ways that sexual violence may contribute to homelessness and restricted access to housing for low-income individuals. The report provides recommendations and helpful steps for advocates and attorneys. The report also provides a list of State laws that ensure housing rights for survivors of sexual violence and includes contact information for Fair Housing Organizations.
This VAWnet resource page provides a list of online resources focusing on legal and policy issues for sexual violence survivors and those working to assist survivors by improving the system response to sexual violence. It includes: links to US resources that are national in scope, links to civil legal resources, a collection of on-line documents, manuals and articles about the response to sexual violence, and, legislation regarding sexual assault, childhood sexual assault and sex offenders.
This guide focuses on the T visa, which provides immigration relief to foreign nationals trafficked into the United States. “This manual discusses the background of the T visa, suggests points to consider in evaluating a client’s eligibility for the T visa, evaluates the statute and regulations, and offers step by step instruction on preparing a T application for consideration by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. Identification and Legal Advocacy for Trafficking Victims, 2nd Edition
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) hosted a focus group in Green Bay, Wisconsin to discuss challenges to, and opportunities for, collaboration between states and tribes in Public Law 280 jurisdictions to address sexual assault in Indian country. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) provided technical assistance and collaborated with OVW on the design and delivery of the session.
The first section of the guide outlines existing laws that provide domestic violence victims (and in some states, victims of sexual assault and stalking) time off from work to address the violence in their lives and/or that protect victims from employment discrimination related to the violence. The second section outlines proposed legislation on this topic. Each of these sections is further divided into those laws or bills specific to domestic violence (and, where applicable, sexual violence and stalking) and those laws or bills that relate to crime victims more generally. Employment Rights For Victims Of Domestic Or Sexual Violence
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