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Domestic Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of domestic violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.

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April 2013
This report explores police responses to immigrant victims of crime from the perspectives of various service providers, including legal services, pro bono attorneys, social service organizations, domestic violence/sexual assault programs, law enforcement and prosecutors’ offices.
Authors: Natalia Lee, Daniel J. Quinones, Nawal Ammar, and Leslye E. Orloff.
April 2013
Part of the Population Policy Brief Series, this brief examines the common barriers that rural survivors face in building economic security, escaping or recovering from victimization, and seeking support and justice.
Authors: Wider Opportunities for Women
March 2013
This bulletin brings together data on domestic and sexual violence affecting Alaska Native people of all ages is in one place. Beginning with pregnancy, this bulletin takes us through the major stages of life, sharing the consequences of violence, how many people are affected, and Alaska-specific responses.
Authors: MM Kemberling and LD Avellaneda-Cruz
March 2013
The findings in this technical report, based on 2010 NISVS data, reveal that overall, the prevalence of IPV, SV, and stalking were similar among women in the U.S. population, active duty women, and wives of active duty men.
Authors: Michele C. Black and Melissa T. Merrick
February 2013
This fact sheet presents data from various studies to highlight emerging issues facing tweens and teens.
Authors: Futures Without Violence
February 2013
Part of the Population Policy Brief Series, this brief examines the common barriers that survivors of color face in building economic security, escaping or recovering from victimization, and seeking support and justice.
Authors: Wider Opportunities for Women
2013
This article aims to shed light on decision making trends and provide greater transparency to the asylum system. This article argues that without clear guidance, the United States will continue to shirk its international obligations to protect women who present bona fide claims for relief.
Authors: Blaine Bookey
January 2013
This special report examines lifetime victimization of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence by respondents’ self-reported sexual orientation.
Authors: Mikel L. Walters, Jieru Chen, and Matthew J. Breiding
2013
This youth-led initiative seeks to build community engagement to end the cycles of violence against LGBTQ young people. Projects and efforts include leadership development initiatives, critical media education, and action research activities.
Authors: Colorado Anti-Violence Program
2013
This page provides information on how Adult Protective Services helps victims and what happens when a report of abuse is made.
Authors: National Adult Protective Services Association