“This FAQ card provides attorneys and advocates with a starting point for researching common privacy issues that impact victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and includes citations to laws that affect victims’ privacy rights. This card is intended as a summary of relevant laws and was last revised in August 2018.”
“The parallels that can be drawn between colonialism and domestic violence can be seen through their definitions and through a review of Native American history. Having lived through genocide and horrific suffering, the aftermath of European contact and colonization continues to not only haunt Native Americans, it wreaks havoc in their everyday lives.”
“This webinar explores the intersection of stalking and sexual violence, focusing on similarities, co-occurrence and strategies to support victims and survivors.”
Confronting Racial Bias Against Black and African American Victims in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Human Trafficking
“To shift this unequal balance and work toward more just and meaningful dispositions, prosecutors have cultivated the technical, legal, and scientific proficiency necessary to properly evaluate evidence and prosecute these cases.”
In this webinar, Women’s Advocates talk about emotional safety planning, including its definition and characteristics, how to assess it as an advocate, special considerations around COVID-19, emotional safety planning before and after leaving, provides resources, and more.
The Division of Victim Services hosted a viewing of the “Rape in the Fields” documentary in July of 2021. They followed up the viewing with a panel discussion of several field experts to discuss intersectionality, trust building, and possible policy implications. Find the link to the documentary and a recording of the panel discussion on MiVAN’s page.
“The presenters will prepare participants to identify, investigate, and locate where the intimidation of domestic violence victims occur; and pay particular attention to the intimidation of victims in the courthouse. They will provide practical guidance on incorporating recommendations into already existing coordinated community response.”
The Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault released five evidence-based videos as victim-centered resources to enhance coordinated community sexual assault response efforts.
“Emotional abuse is a type of domestic violence that often flies under the radar, but it should always be taken seriously as a form of abuse. When emotional abuse is present in a relationship, a partner will criticize, threaten or isolate their partner as a way to manipulate and control them.”