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

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

Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence highlights the common experiences of immigrant women who are victims of sexual violence, the legal protections and public benefits available, and practices and suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of services provided to immigrant women.
Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence

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 is a part of the Critical Issues in Policing Series and offers information and tools based on updated statistical findings on prevalence and incidence of sexual assault, changes in crime reporting definitions, special considerations in working with cases of sexual violence, and feedback from advocates on the benefits of incorporating external review.

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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 monograph sets forth recommended practices for addressing victims behavior in a sexual or domestic violence prosecution, and providing an accurate context in which a jury can evaluate a victim's behavior.
 Introducing Expert Testimony to Explain Victim Behavior in Sexual and Domestic Violence Prosecutions

The April 2011 issue of the Justice Resource Update newsletter includes information on addressing youth violence, sexual assault kit researchers, information and resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs), and information the prevalence of violence in the workplace.

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.
 
Legal & Policy Sexual Violence Resources

The report discusses the results of a July 2005 survey conducted by NLCHP and NNEDV in which the primary objective was to assess the extent of housing denials and evictions of domestic violence victims due to the domestic violence committed against them. The report includes data, stories and locations of housing denials. The report concludes by offering several recommendations for ensuring housing rights for domestic violence survivors.
Lost Housing, Lost Safety: Survivors of Domestic Violence Experience Housing Denials and Evictions Across the Country

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