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Farmworker Sexual Violence Technical Assistance Project

Description

The Farmworker Sexual Violence Technical Assistance Project is spearheaded by California Rural Legal Assistance in partnership with Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Lideres Campesinas and the Victim Rights Law Center.

Together, we provide OVW grantees with:

One-on-one consultation on legal issues and strategies for lawyers and legal advocates on meeting the legal needs of farmworker sexual assault victims; three educational guides to assist legal service providers, criminal justice professionals and victim service providers in addressing the sexual assault of farmworkers; a farmworker safety plan in English and Spanish; a safety planning guide in English and Spanish designed for advocates to use with farmworkers; safety planning webinars; workshops for lawyers, judges and law enforcement agencies at national conferences; and regional trainings in farmworker communities in Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Specific areas of expertise include but are not limited to: * civil legal remedies for sexual assault victims including housing, education, public benefits, employment, immigration and privacy; outreach strategies that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for farmworkers; cultural considerations when working with farmworkers; safety planning particular to farmworkers, including those living in labor camps; holistic representation of the comprehensive needs of farmworker victims of sexual violence; integration of the legal needs of farmworkers sexual violence victims into a coordinated community response; basic legal rights of farmworkers; and knowledge of the agricultural industry including its structure and practices.

 

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Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Description

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center-Office of State and Local Training provides a 5-day instructor development (train-the-trainer) training. The participants receive powerpoints, lesson plans and all the resources necessary to redeliver OVW approved curriculum.

 

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Feminist Majority Foundation

Description
The Feminist Majority Foundation encourages women to seek leadership positions in all sectors of society and promotes a national and international feminist agenda including reproductive rights, combating sexual harassment and violence against women, empowering women internationally, and gender balancing all professions.
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First Nations Development Institute

Email
info@firstnations.org
Description

Through a three-pronged strategy of Educating Grassroots Practitioners, Advocating Systemic Change, and Capitalizing Indian Communities, First Nations Development Institute is working to restore Native control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own - be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources - and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native communities.

 

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Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC)

Email
mjfletcher@fiacfla.org
Description

 

Lucha is a partner under ASISTA, an OVW TA provider. The purpose of Lucha (under the OVW TA Project) is to centralize assistance for advocates and attorneys facing complex legal problems in advocating for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. ASISTA also provides training in collaboration with other OVW TA providers. ASISTA has a resource clearinghouse accessible online. 

 

Florida State University

Description

The Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation is within the Institute for Family Violence Studies, and serves as a resource for supervised visitation centers throughout the State of Florida and nationally. The Clearinghouse is a recipient of a TA grantee from OVW which allowed the Clearinghouse to assist with training Safe Havens grantees and conduct a TA Roundtable on Child Maltreatment.

 

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FORGE

Description

FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, we have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault. Since 2011, FORGE has served as the only transgender-focused organization federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to providers around the country who work with transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. Our role as a technical assistance provider has allowed us to directly see key continued and emerging challenges many agencies are experiencing in serving sexual assault survivors of all genders.

 

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Gift From Within

Description
Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals; develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources through its website; and, maintains a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer support.  
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