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Domestic Violence Resources

    Immediate Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence

    General Domestic Violence Information

      For Clients

        Why Domestic Violence Victims Don't Leave
        "Why does she stay? Why would anyone stay with a man who beats her? I'm not a psychiatrist, a social worker, or an expert in domestic violence. I'm just one woman with a story to tell."—Leslie Morgan Steiner

        Women’s Law
        Provides easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence.

        Feminist Majority Foundation
        This foundation provides a domestic violence information center.

        Help Guide
        Created in 1999 by the Rotary Club of Santa Monica, provides links to domestic violence education materials.

        Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
        MINCAVA operates an electronic clearinghouse with access to more than 3,000 violence-related resources.

      Focus on Teens

        Love is Not Abuse (Liz Claiborne, Inc.)
        This site provides information and tools that men, women, teens and corporate executives can use to learn more about domestic violence and how to help. The site also includes information specifically for teens.

      For Professionals

        Violence Against Women Resources
        Violence Against Women Online Resources is a collaborative project between the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and provides materials on domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking for criminal justice professionals, advocates, and other multi-disciplinary professionals.

        American Bar Association, Commission on Domestic Violence
        The Commission provides individualized support to attorneys representing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking that includes research assistance, sample practice tools, model pleadings, and access to experts in the field.

        National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
        NDJFCJ has a dedicated program addressing family violence and provides cutting-edge training, wide-ranging technical assistance, and research to help the nation's courts, judges and staff.

        Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
        OVW provides online resources on interventions to stop violence against women for criminal justice practitioners and advocates.

        Danger Assessment
        This site provides access to the danger assessment, a tool developed to assess the risk factors and level of danger faced by a battered woman.

    Interactive Information Site for Professionals

      Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan
      To provide a working forum for interaction and information sharing among agencies and individuals concerned with the provision of batterer intervention services in Michigan. The site also includes the Michigan Batterer Intervention Standards created by the Governor’s Task Force on Batterer Intervention Standards in 1998.

    Domestic Violence Prevention

      Family Violence Prevention Fund
      For more than two decades, the Family Violence Prevention Fund has worked to end violence against women and children around the world and was instrumental in developing the federal Violence Against Women Act.

    Legal Assistance for Clients in Domestic Violence

      Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women
      The LRC works to obtain legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases and to provide technical assistance to domestic violence victim advocates and attorneys in such cases.



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