DOMESTIC VIOLENCE U.S. RESOURCES

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These are U.S. Domestic Violence Resources.
Please also see:
Domestic Violence (International) || Disabled Abuse || Elder Abuse


ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
(click here for Organizations/Agencies)

Former Lehman Brothers VP cries as daughter testifies he bit, threatened her mother
Huffington Post, October 26, 2013

60 Percent of Americans Know a Survivor of Domestic Abuse or Sexual Assault: No More Excuses
Huffington Post, September 24, 2013

Young children exposed to violence at home more likely to become bullies: study
Daily News, June 18, 2013

Abused Mothers Keep Children in a Test of Rights and Safety
The New York Times, November 28, 2003

AFIS Domestic Violence Information
Articles and resources for military personnel and their families from the American Forces Information Service.

Abused Women Suffer Lasting Effects
HealthScoutNews, June 7, 2002

Battered Immigrant Women Find Sanctuary
Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2001

Black and Blue in Ones and Zeros
Salon.com, July 10, 2002

Brooklyn domestic abuse victim dead in apparent murder-suicide after taking boyfriend back
Daily News, March 18, 2010

Brutal Abusers Often Not Jailed
The State, June 10, 2001

Children of Domestic Violence: Risks & Remedies
Reprint from Child Protective Services Quarterly, Winter 1992

Comparing Nonviolent, Other-Violent, and Domestic Batterer Sex Offenders
Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 37, No. 5, 613-628 (2010)

Cops Didn't Think Arlia a Threat
The Associated Press, March 15, 2002

DAs Link Pet Abuse, Domestic Violence
New York Daily News, Novmber 5, 2000

A Date With Violence
ABC News, July 31, 2001

Deadly Pregnancies - Study: Homicide Leading Cause of Death in Women With Child
ABC News, February 15, 2001

Dept. of Defense Domestic Violence Task Force
Focus is on systemic changes required to strengthen the Department of Defense's comprehensive domestic violence in the military program.

Domestic Abuse Myths: Five mistakes we make when we talk about Rihanna and Chris Brown's relationship
Newsweek, March 9, 2009

Domestic Violence in America: Challenges and Solutions
Report from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 16th Annual National Conference, July 2001, regarding the role of nurse-practitioners in domestic violence cases.

Domestic Violence and Children
The Future of Children, Winter 1999

Domestic Violence Law Set for Renewal
The New York Times, June 11, 2001

Ending Violence Against Women
Population Reports, December 1999

Family Violence Intervention: The Role of the Dental Team in Recognition & Referral
Information for dentists and their staff on recognizing and referring suspected cases of child abuse/neglect, elder abuse/neglect, and spousal abuse.

General: The Good Soldier Doesn't Beat His Wife
Women's E-news, March 15, 2001

Healing men: One cure for violence against women
The Calgary Herald, December 6, 2008

"He Was Protecting Me"
The Hartford Courant, July 10, 2001

Hillard Moves to Fire Cops in 911 Call
Chicago Tribune, July 3, 2002

Health Privacy Principles for Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence
A report from the Family Violence Prevention Fund, October 2000, regarding privacy and disclosure laws pertaining to victims of domestic violence.

How An Abuser Can Discover Your Internet Activities
From the American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence.

In the Gender Wars, Another Flashpoint: Battered Men
The Associated Press, June 16, 2001

Innocent Spouse Tax Relief Eligibility Explorer
Information from the Internal Revenue Service about procedures allowing a victim of domestic violence to apply for protection from the tax liabilities of her spouse or former spouse without revealing her identity or location.

Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy: A Guide for Clinicians
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Centers for Disease Control Power Point Screen Show is designed as a training tool for clinicians to assist in identifying, preventing, and reducing intimate partner violence.

Judge Durke G. Thompson
Rapists, child molesters, domestic violence perpetrators, and others of that ilk terrorize more than just their individual victims; their presence in the community endangers us all. Alice Vachss, former Chief of the Special Victims Bureau for the Queens County (NY) District Attorney's Office, wrote a non-fiction account of her experiences on the front lines of the war against such criminals. In it, she coined the term collaborator to describe those who, by their attitudes and actions, aid and abet them. What follows is a series of news accounts, all featuring the same protagonist. You be the judge...

Judge Freed Abusive Husband Days Before Killing
The Boston Herald, March 28, 2002

Judge: Man Loses Assets Due to Abuse
The Associated Press, July 26, 2001

Judge Rebukes City Officials for Removing Children From Homes of Battered Women
The New York Times, March 5, 2002

Love is Not Abuse
Informational website directed at teens and young adults on the issue of dating violence.

Mental Health Services for Children Who Witness Domestic Violence
The Future of Children, Winter 1999

Military Wife Slayings Spur Review
The Associated Press, July 26, 2002

Mississippi set to execute first woman in 70 years
The New York Daily News, March 26, 2014

Murder Defendant Killed in Calif. Courtroom After Attacking Judge
Law.com, March 5, 2009

No jail for ex-cop William Fowlkes in beating of his officer wife
Daily News, May 04, 2011

The Old Ways, a Modern Tragedy: Albanian and American Values Collide in the Life and Fate of a Missing Local Woman
Detroit Free-Press, June 24, 2001

Opinion: Teen died after red flags went unheeded in Santa Clara County custody decision
San Jose Mercury News, May 23, 2009

Police: Abusive Dad Ruled House of Horrors
Boston Herald, June 15, 2001

Police: Man Shoots Self After Killing Wife, Family Members
The Associated Press, October 29, 2004

Responding to Domestic Violence: Where Federal Employees Can Find Help
Online publication from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management: Government resources for federal employees in abusive relationships.

The Role of the Pediatrician in Recognizing and Intervening on Behalf of Abused Women
Policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, June 1998

Screening for Abuse in Spanish-Speaking Women
Journal of the American Board of Family Practice 15(2):101-111, 2002.

Settlement Calls For $1 Million Payment to Family of California Woman Killed by Husband
The Associated Press, June 19, 2002

Shelter Doesn't Have to Release Client's Address, Judge Says
The Columbus Dispatch, November 27, 2001

Shooting Suspect Violated Restraining Order
The Denver Post, January 23, 2002

SJC Gives Grandparents Legal Tie to Unrelated Parents
The Boston Globe, June 16, 2001

Some Call This Justice
Arkansas Times, December 21, 2001

SSA Provides Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence
How victims of domestic violence can apply for and receive a new, confidential Social Security Number, including Q&A and other recommendations for protection, from the Social Security Administration.

State-by-State Report Card on Health Care Laws and Domestic Violence
Evaluation of state activity in passing laws to improve the health care response to domestic violence as of June 30, 2000.

Tribal Institute Clearinghouse Domestic Violence Information
Domestic and family violence issues pertaining to Native American women, on- and off-reservation. Extensive document library, tribal laws and resources by area.

Violent Marriages May Make Violent Children: Violence at Home Linked to Fire Setting and Animal Cruelty by Kids
WebMD, July 2, 2004

Women Lift the Veil On Abuse
Chicago Tribune, June 3, 2001

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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AFIS Domestic Violence Information
Articles and resources for military personnel and their families from the American Forces Information Service.

American Domestic Violence Crisis Line
3300 N.W. 185th Street, Suite 133
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: (503) 203-1449
Toll-free: 1-866-USWOMEN (International Crisis Line)
www.866uswomen.org
Organization dedicated to assisting American women living overseas victimized by domestic violence. Outreach, safety planning, extensive support services, general info on domestic violence at website.

Apna Ghar
4753 North Broadway, Suite 632
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 334-0173
Crisis Line: (773) 334-4663
Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-800-717-0757 (Illinois only)
www.apnaghar.org
Apna Ghar is a domestic violence shelter serving primarily Asian women and children, and was the first Asian shelter of its kind in the Mid-Western United States. Apna Ghar takes its name from a Hindu-Urdu phrase meaning "Our Home."

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Phone: (617) 338-2350
Hotline: (617) 338-2355
www.atask.org
Founded in 1987 to address the need for multicultural and multilingual resources for Asian families facing domestic violence.

CHILD HELP USA Hotline
Toll-free: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-2253)
TDD: 1-800-2-A-CHILD (222-2253)
www.childhelpusa.org

Communities United Against Violence
140A Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 777-5500
Support Line: (415) 333-HELP
www.cuav.org
CUAV offers crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support for gay men and lesbians in abusive relationships.

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Support Program
NCADV
1120 Lincoln St., Suite 1603
Denver, CO 80203
Toll-free: 1-800-842-4546
For surgery info, call Face to Face, hotline: 1-800-842-4546
For dental info, call Give Back a Smile, hotline: 1-800-773-4227
Joint program of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Provides free reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, male and female.

Family Research Laboratory
126 Horton Social Science Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3586
Phone: (603) 862-1888
www.unh.edu/frl/

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
PMB 131
955 Mass Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 354-6056
Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-800-832-1901
www.gmdvp.org
Information and resources for gay men in violent relationships.

Institute on Domestic Violence In The African-American Community
University of Minnesota, School of Social Work
290 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6142
Phone: (612) 624-5357
Toll-free: 1-877-NIDVAAC (643-8222)
www.dvinstitute.org

Maitri
234 East Gish Road #200
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 436-8393
Local Hotline: (408) 436-8398
Toll-free Hotline: 1- 888-8-MAITRI
www.maitri.org
Free, nonprofit organization helping South Asian (Bengali, Indian, Pakintani and Sri Lankan) women with domestic violence, emotional abuse and family conflict.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
PO Box 161810
Austin, Texas 78716
Phone: (512) 453-8541
TTY Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-787-3224
Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
www.ndvh.org

National Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94163-5133
Phone: (415) 252-8900
TTY Toll-free: 1-800-595-4889
www.endabuse.org

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 672, Triborough Station
New York, NY 10035
Phone: (646) 672-1404
NY State Spanish Domestic Violence Hotline
Toll-free: Espanol 1-800-942-6908; English 1-800-942-6906
www.dvalianza.com
A national group of Latina/ Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities.

The Network La Red
P.O. Box 6011
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 695-0877
Hotline: (617) 742-4911; TTY (617) 227-4911
www.thenetworklared.org
Info and resources for lesbian and bisexual women in violent relationships. Bilingual (English and Spanish).

SAHARA
17918 South Pioneer Blvd., Suite 204
Artesia, California 90701
Phone: (562)-402-4132
Toll-free: 1-888-724-2722; (Note: toll-free number works only within California)
Help line and community agency in English, Hindi, Gujarati and other South Asian languages.

The Silent Witness National Initiative
20 Second St. N.E., Suite1101
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: (612) 623-0999
www.silentwitness.net
The Silent Witness Awareness campaign is a national initiative which promotes peace, healing, and responsibility in adult relationships.

Stop Family Violence
331 West 57th Street #518
New York, NY 10019
www.sfvo.org
Stop Family Violence's mission is to organize and amplify our nation's collective voice against family violence.

Tapestry Against Polygamy
P.O. Box 575782
Murray, UT 84157-5782
Phone: (801) 364-6764
Hotline: (801) 259-5200
www.polygamy.org
A survivors' network of former-polygamous wives and family members offering support and alternatives for those wishing to leave the polygamous lifestyle.

Violence Against Women: A Priority Health Issue
Comprehensive report from the World Health Organization, regarding violence against women worldwide, including domestic violence, commercial sexual exploitation, and sexual assault during wartime and at times of peace.

Women's Peacepower Foundation
P.O. Box 1618
Zephyrhills, Florida 33539-1618
www.womenspeacepower.org
The Women's Peacepower Foundation makes grants to grassroots projects that are working to impact issues of violence against women and their children.

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