Although there is not a comprehensive technical assistance provider for attorneys, there are plenty of technical assistance providers developing resources for attorneys that address domestic violence. In addition to this page, please visit the directory and library on this website, TA2TA.org, for more resources.

Publications

Guidebook on Consumer and Economic Civil Legal Advocacy for Survivors

The purpose of this Guidebook is to offer concrete consumer and economic civil legal remedies, as well as nonlegal advocacy strategies, through the lens of survivor centered advocacy that is rooted in the experiences of survivors who are living in poverty. This Guidebook was authored and developed in collaboration with advocates and attorneys across the country who hold unique expertise at the intersection of consumer law, economic advocacy, and domestic violence. Chapters feature a range of consumer and economic civil legal issues, including credit reporting and repair, discriminatory credit, and identity theft, debt collections and defense; navigating student loans, bankruptcy and foreclosure, federal tax advocacy, economic relief in civil protection orders; economic issues in family law; barriers in civil court, rights and protections in housing and employment; and advocacy for survivors with criminal records.

Visit this link to download: https://ta2ta.org/media/com_library/resources/277-csaj-guidebook-complete-small.pdf

Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking in Civil Protection Orders Cases

In August of 2007, the ABA House of Delegates adopted the "black letter" law of the Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking in Civil Protection Order Cases ("The Standards"). The Standards are intended to improve the quality of legal representation provided to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

To view this resource please visit the following link: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/domestic_violence/standards-of-practice/

Representing Battered Respondent’s Under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

This is a Practice Guide intended to assist attorneys and domestic violence victim advocates in their representation and work with battered respondents in cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The purpose of this Guide is to address Hague Convention cases involving allegations of domestic violence. Specifically, it focuses on petitions filed in the United States for the return ofa child located in the United States, in which the respondent (the “taking” or “abducting” parent) alleges abuse by the petitioner (the left-behind parent). To request a copy of the full Guide, please visit the website at haguedv.org.

 

 

Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice

This publication is known as the CPO Guide and is an updated version of the publication: A Guide for Effective Issuance & Enforcement of Protection Orders, also known as the Burgundy Book. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women developed the CPO Guide as a tool designed to support the work of professionals dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of the civil protection order process. It provides guidance for advocates, attorneys, judges, law enforcement personnel, and prosecutors to help ensure that protection orders are effectively issued, served, and enforced across the country.

To download a copy of this publication please visit the link found here: https://ta2ta.org/media/com_library/resources/1-1-civil-protection-orders-a-guide-for-improving-practice.pdf

Webinars

Centering Older Survivors in Your Work

October 22, 2019

Presented by: NCALL National Resource Center on Abuse in Later Life Presenters: Juanita Davis, NCALL Associate Director and Lisa Furr, NCALL Program Manager

To commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) presented this webinar to enhance understanding of the unique barriers older survivors face when dealing with abuse.

Violence Against Women - It's a Men's Issue

May 29, 2013

Jackson Katz, Ph.D.

Domestic violence and sexual assault are often called “women’s issues”. Jackson Katz points out, in this TEDTalk, that these are intrinsically men’s issues and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A call for use all, women and men, to speak up and out about unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.

Survivor-Defined Success Webinar

October 24, 2019

Kelsey Sanders, Sara Hardesty, Joyce Bilyeu, and Jennica Lawford

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, four members of the National VOICES Chapter, spoke about survivor-defined success in Family Justice Centers.

Other Tools/Resources

Office on Violence Against Women

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

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Office for Victims of Crime

OVC, a part of the U.S. Department of Justice, oversees programs and grants for service providers and other professionals who assist victims of crime.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Violence Prevention and Services

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children.

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National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

NCALL is the comprehensive technical assistance provider for OVW’s Enhancing Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program. NCALL provides training and services that address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older.

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Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence (Alliance)

The Alliance is the comprehensive technical assistance provider for Tribal Coalitions. The Alliance provides education, peer consultation, standardization of practice, and resource referral to Tribal Coalitions and others to enhance their abilities to ensure a coordinated community approach to ending violence (domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking) against American Indian and Alaska Native Women.

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Alliance for HOPE International

Alliance for HOPE International houses the Family Justice Center Alliance (FJCA), which serves as a technical assistance provider for OVW-funded Family Justice Centers. The FJCA also serves as a clearinghouse, research center, and national affiliation organization for Family Justice Centers and other multi-agency models that serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, and/or human trafficking.

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Vera Institute of Justice (Vera)

Vera is the comprehensive technical assistance provider for recipients of OVW’s Education, Training, and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grants. Vera also provides technical assistance and training to increase the capacity and desire of OVW grantees to effectively respond to violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people and operates the Disability and Deaf National Resource Center.

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Futures Without Violence (FUTURES)

FUTURES provides the Institute for Leadership and Education Development (I-LED), which offers hands-on workshops and technical assistance to help OVW grantees to improve the organization, quality, and consistency of education and training programs. FUTURES also provides the Supporting Organizational Sustainability to Address Violence Against Women Institute (SOS Institute), which offers resources, technical assistance support, and an interactive, multi-day training to help OVW grantees, partner organizations, and community-based organizations enhance their programming organizational infrastructure and capacity.

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Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (APIGBV)

APIGBV operates the Interpretation Technical Assistance and Resource Center (ITARC), which works to improve system responses to limited English proficient (LEP) victims by providing technical assistance and training on the development and implementation of language accessible services. Technical assistance and training includes, but is not limited to: civil rights compliance and language access planning; interpreting for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; and building pools of qualified interpreters through workshops on interpretation ethics and skills building.

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