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Advocates Have High Hopes for DV Hotline for Native Women

Rape and domestic violence against Native women have reached “epidemic proportions,” but the hotlines that could help are often unprepared…

Domestic Violence Often Omitted from Sentencing Reforms

On March 8, the Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill setting new mandatory minimum sentences in domestic violence cases.…

Office on Violence Against Women Announces New Program to Support Tribal Governments

This new program was authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013) and received its first…

School crime rates down in most every category — except sex crimes at colleges

Postsecondary institutions reported a 34 percent decline in crimes between 2001 and 2013, with decreases in every category except forcible…

Sexual Assault Ruling in Oklahoma Spurs Calls to Change State Laws

Outraged activists and prosecutors in Oklahoma called for changes to a state law on forced oral sex after a court…

Reentry Resources Available

The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women has compiled a number of resource listings about survivors as they reenter…

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