This brochure outlines the rights that victims of trafficking have under United States law.
 
Information for Victims of Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor

This fact sheet provides legal information for immigrants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and also those who are HIV-positive.
 
Immigration Issues

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

This document discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on violence against women and acts as a starting point for discussing and advancing new violence prevention strategies.

Safety & Justice for All: Examining the Relationship Between the Women's Anti-violence Movement and the Criminal Legal System

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.
 
Focus Group on Public Law 280 and the Sexual Assault of Native Women

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

The review examines the existing peer-reviewed scholarly and grey literature from industrialized and developing regions. Over 400 items on sexual assault, including books, journal articles, news articles, research reports, annual reports, discussion papers and monographs were examined. The review outlines the historical and contemporary medico-legal responses to sexual assault victims, broadly describing the professionals, protocols and procedures involved in the collection and processing of medico-legal evidence. Findings are presented from studies that have evaluated the legal impact of such evidence in sexual assault cases, and factors that may create barriers to its successful use in criminal justice proceedings are discussed. The review identifies salient knowledge gaps and offers research recommendations for addressing them.
The Uses And Impacts Of Medico-Legal Evidence In Sexual Assault Cases: A Global Review

This fact sheet provides an overview of the TVPA, the goals of the TVPA to prevent human trafficking, protect victims and prosecute traffickers, and a brief overview of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003.
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 Fact Sheet

This booklet gives basic information about how the legal system responds to allegations of child sexual abuse.  The booklet is divided into several chapters: emotional recovery, effects of child sexual abuse, who commits sexual abuse, disclosures of child sexual abuse, as well as other important chapters that provide important information for parents of children who have been sexually abused.
Understanding the Legal System When Your Child Has Been Sexually Assaulted

This technical assistance bulletin offers information for sexual assault counselors on taint issues with the child client.
 
Avoiding Issues of Taint with the Child Client

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