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Filing a complaint

DHS requires that you first file a complaint to the supervisor of the local DHS office involved inthe violation. A complaint includes: Names of persons involved, dates, locations, and other details of the violation; and the gravity (including potential lethality) faced by the survivor. Danger to the survivor can increase if […]

Ohio Lang ID card

As the limited English proficient (LEP) population continues to increase in the state of Ohio and nationwide, the number of LEP defendants, victims,and witnesses processed through the Ohio criminal justice system will also increase. This guide can help to obtain interpretive services, which is the first step in working with LEP […]

Core principles reflection exercise

In order to effectively work with Latin@ communities, community based organizations must aim for a deep understanding of the community they serve. Organizations represent that Latin@s have different experiences which shape our worldview in unique ways including: gender identity, generational status, religion, biculturalism, indigenous heritage, etc. Organizations acknowledge the multiple and […]

Testimonies from the field: Benefits of DACA for survivors of domestic and sexual violence

We asked a number of shelters and organizations that work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence to answer a survey, which included a question that asked them if they had ever helped a survivor of sexual or domestic violence obtain Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. We heard stories from all […]

Increasing language access

This toolkit is designed to guide and inform advocates working with survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP) who are involved in civil legal proceedings. This toolkit is for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates who want to:  Understand the legal rights to meaningful language access of survivors with LEP, understand when […]

Immigration glossary terms

This glossary gives definitions for immigration statuses and immigration-related terms. Words that appear in SMALL CAPS are defined elsewhere in the Glossary.

Is this abuse?

Abuse happens in every culture, age, race, nationality and socio-economic level. It happens in both heterosexual and LGBT relationships, and among family members. Are you frightened by your partner’s temper? Are you afraid to disagree? Do you have to justify everything you do, every place you go or every person you […]

Wrongful arrests and convictions of immigrant victims of domestic violence stories from the field

We asked a number of shelters and organizations that work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence to answer a survey. Among the questions, we asked whether service providers had encountered immigrant survivors who had been apprehended by the police and charged with a crime related to the abuse those victims […]

NRCDV speakers guide

Including the voices and real life experiences of survivors is crucial to our work to end intimate partner violence and abuse in later life at the local, state and national level. Hearing directly from survivors about their experiences and the impact of domestic violence on their lives can inspire and energize […]

NO MÁS infographic

More than half (56%) of Latin@s in the U.S know a survivor of domestic violence and one in four (28%) knows a survivor of sexual assault. Of those who knew a survivor, nearly two-thirds (61%) said they intervened and did something for the survivor. Of Latin@s who knew a survivor, the […]