This link reads to a special Rocky Mountain News
series on domestic violence called Battered Justice
. The series explores the complicated issues that go along with addressing domestic violence from many perspectives.
Domestic Violence Awareness Handbook
Developed by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Violence Against Women Office (viewed, for wider dissemination, on the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture web site). Good source of domestic violence information, with listings for domestic violence coalitions and regional and national organizations.
This link leads to the domestic violence
section of FreeAdvice.com - a "legal advice" site for consumers and small business owners. Click on a section topic to learn your legal rights, You can also ask a question on their active law forums, visit the State Law Center, locate a qualified attorney, or get a legal form or document.
The Institute for Law and Justice (ILJ)
A private corporation dedicated to consulting, research, evaluation, and training in criminal justice. Since 1979, ILJ has served more than 600 clients, including cities, counties, states, federal agencies (including the U. S. Department of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics), associations, foundations, and private industry. The website offers many domestic violence related news items, projects, publications, and research.
Legal Advocates for Abused Women
This web site is dedicated to helping victims of abuse during times of crisis, working within the legal system, law enforcement and the courts. The site provides crisis intervention, safety planning, legal and social services referrals as well as a 24-Hour toll free Domestic Violence Hotline number (1-800-527-1460).
(formerly known as NOW Legal Defense). This site provides information on violence against women, such as: Working Women and Violence (includes updated information on state laws regarding domestic violence and workplace issues, including unemployment insurance, leave, discrimination, etc. It also includes information on the proposed SAFE Act) • Housing Discrimination • Court Cases • National Task Force • Violence Against Welfare Recipients • State Law Fact Sheets (fact sheets on state laws regarding unemployment insurance, discrimination against victims of violence, domestic violence workplace policies, and leave for domestic violence victims). They also provide information regarding employment rights for survivors of abuse through their ERSA Project.
Public Policy News
This link to Public Policy News on the National Center for Victims of Crime web site provides updates on legislation, funding opportunities, and other resources related to crime and violence.
This site was launched by The National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, and U.S. Department of Justice. It is a recently comprehensive, on-line database of state, federal, and tribal victims' rights laws and protections offering free, user-friendly access to information that until now has been difficult to locate. The database includes more than 15,000 victims' rights statutes (state and federal), tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, and administrative code provisions.
Provides domestic violence resource links, information on finding and choosing an attorney, understanding of legal fees, and a directory of women attorneys.
A national organization that provides online legal information and resources for victims of domestic violence including information and resources on how to obtain restraining orders in all 50 states.