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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 […]

NO MÁS study

Lake Research Partners designed and administered a telephone survey that was conducted January 27th – February 10th, 2015. The survey reached a total of 800 Latin@s nationwide, ages 18 years and older, including oversamples of 100 recent immigrants (in the last five years) and 100 Latin@s ages 18 to 30 years […]

“Realidades Latina”: Impact of immigration

As the immigration debate wages on in the United States, researchers, advocates, community organizers, policy makers, and community members alike have taken note of the direct impact that increased immigration enforcement policies have had on the Latin@ community. This is especially evident in the area of domestic violence (DV), where for […]

Trauma informed principles

This document attempts to define the core principles of trauma informed work through a culturally specific analysis. The content of this resource is primarily intended for culturally specific, community-based organizations and seeks to provide practitioners with accessible language to describe the trauma informed/culturally specific overlap of their work. In our experience […]

Family detention report

Since 2011, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the arrival of Latina immigrant women and their children, primarily from countries in the northern triangle of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras). During the last two years, the U.S. government apprehended more than 150,000 immigrant family units, primarily […]

Resources for enhancing access to safety for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

In this document, Enhancing Access to Safety for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, there is information on how to access to services, immigration-related resources for survivors, individual safety planning, public charge resources, language access, materials for agencies, DHS and ICE resources and memos, and COVID Informational Resources.

Overview of types of immigration status

This bench card is designed to provide quick access for state criminal, family, and juvenile court judges to help them identify the various types of status that immigrants in state court might have. It is aimed at assisting judges in recognizing non-citizen parties before them who might need the advice of […]