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    Protections for Undocumented Immigrants

    Abusers often threaten deportation, but VAWA was designed to safeguard all survivors | There is a sect of women, survivors of domestic violence, who are facing an o... read more

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    Looking for a Lawyer?

    Advice for finding the right attorney for you and your case | If your experience with domestic violence creates a need to obtain a lawyer, it's important to take... read more

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    How to Prove Nonphysical Abuse in Court

    Steps you can take before you enter the courtroom | When trying to prove domestic violence in court, some survivors wear the evidence on their skin in the form of b... read more

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    A Rural Barrier

    Escaping domestic violence in a rural setting offers unique challenges | Living in a place where everybody knows your name doesn’t always prove comforting—esp... read more

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    Pet Project

    Taking your pet with you when fleeing an abuser is mutually beneficial for you and Fido | There’s nothing like the unconditional love between owner and pet. So it’s... read more

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    Thinking About Going to a Shelter?

    Here’s what you can expect when you get there | Where will I sleep? What will I do with my dog? What if I can’t take anything with me when I leave? These are just a... read more

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    5 Ways to Use Domesticshelters.org

    Whether you’re a survivor, advocate or just looking to help, DomesticShelters.org can point you in the right direction | The Internet can be a vast and confusing place... read more

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    Why You Should Document Abuse

    Your records may be allowed as evidence in court | Keeping a diary of domestic violence incidents—both physical and non-physical—may seem like the last ... read more

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    Escape Plan: How to Find a Safe Place

    It’s time to leave your abusive partner, but where do you go? | It’s a cruel irony: The most dangerous time for a survivor of domestic violence is the moment when h... read more

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    Is There Free Online Legal Advice for Survivors?

    Yes! Navigating the system is tricky, but many websites offer free, helpful advice | When a survivor of domestic violence is ready to leave her abuser, press charge... read more

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    When Your Abuser is a Police Officer

    Don’t let him scare you into staying silent | One might think that being married to a police officer would bring with it a constant sense of security and, ofte... read more

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    Do I Need a Lawyer?

    The American Bar Association offers resources for domestic abuse survivors navigating the legal system | Survivors of domestic violence often wonder if they need a ... read more

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    No Four-Legged Family Member Left Behind

    When you and the family pet need to escape violence, where can you go? | Animal abuse and domestic violence are intricately, and sadly, linked. According to the Ani... read more

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    Empowering Survivors

    Why domestic violence advocates say the best way to help survivors is to give them back control | Abusers control. That’s their No. 1 tactic to keep domestic abuse ... read more

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    Male Victims of Abuse Face Stigmas

    The so-called “stronger sex” reluctant to speak up when battered | While domestic violence is a plight most often faced by women, men are not immune to becoming victi... read more