For the Public

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Domestic Violence Resources

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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