Policy

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Accessing resources: Federal benefits Federal laws governing benefit programs require federal agencies that administer the benefits to:  (1) develop guidance and eligibility requirements for “federal means-tested public benefits” and (2) identify which of their programs belong in that category. Although there is no statutory definition of “federal means-tested public benefits,” the […]

In early 2014, Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) conducted a national assessment of the language accessibility of court systems to survivors of sexual and domestic violence (S/DV), who have limited English proficiency (LEP).  

This tool (Spanish only) from Campus Technical Assistance and Resource Project is a check list of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act, issued in October 2014. The Clery Act was amended to include the additional rights of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, violence in dating relationships […]

At Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), we work to mobilize the Latin@ community to build healthy futures. Through our new series, ¡Presente! Empowering Latin@ Communities through Civic Engagement, we’ll highlight simple ways that anyone can take action, make change, and create a future you wish to see. In this episode, […]

At Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), we work to mobilize the Latin@ community to build healthy futures. Through this series, ¡Presente! Empowering Latin@ Communities through Civic Engagement, we’ll highlight simple ways that anyone can take action, make change, and create a future you wish to see. In this episode, Esperanza […]

“Latinas are underrepresented at all levels of government, including federal appointments. During this virtual event, we discussed the federal appointments process with former appointees and a representative from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).” –LatinasRepresent  

This webinar will focus on federal funding questions that Casa de Esperanza often recieves about the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA). We will discuss which funds are available at federal and state levels and how culturally-specific Latin@ […]

This two-part webinar serves as a primer for community stakeholders, advocates, researchers, service providers, and policymakers who interface with Latino sexual assault survivors. Dr. López will share research about how homophobia and racism affect the experiences of gay Latino sexual assault survivors during the reporting process and suggested follow-up care.  […]

As part of our work to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence, Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) convenes interdisciplinary and diverse groups of researchers, community advocates, attorneys, survivors, psychologists, and policy experts to identify and help address the most pressing issues facing our communities. In 2019, we brought together our […]

Gathering researchers and policy makers always makes for lively and inspirational discussion and it was no different for Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) and our roundtable event earlier this year. Eighteen dedicated experts, eight researchers and ten policymakers all from our Advisory Councils, gathered virtually to share […]