A Message to Other Attorneys About Serving Clients Who Are Deaf – Provide a Sign Language Interpreter, Free of Charge, Or Risk a Civil Penalty of Up to $55,000 for the First Offense, and Up To $110,000 for Each Subsequent Offense, and a Federal Civil Rights Investigation By the Justice Department     Marc Dubin,…

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http://www.ncdsv.org/images/DVSheltersADA.pdf “It is widely believed that women with disabilities are disproportionately at risk of intimate partner violence 2,yet they rarely seek the services of a shelter. It is the purpose of this Paper to raise the consciousness of providers of domestic violence services about how tobetter serve women3 with disabilities, and to enhance the ability…

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“CAVNET has been the most valuable resource of information for me throughout the last few years. As a victim of domestic violence including emotional and financial abuse and other abuses including child kidnapping, CAVNET has provided moral support and legal education, and has guided me to otherwise hard to find legal resources. In addition, CAVNET…

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“When I got a request from a person trying to help a young woman in Ecuador who is being stalked, I knew just where to turn: CAVNET. Within a day, several members sent me the names of nearly two dozen Ecuadorian organizations that may be able to help her! Without CAVNET, I would have had…

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“I recently retired after 25 years in law enforcement. I am now a victim advocate at Camp Pendleton MCB in California. Typically in law enforcement, training is offered only when legal mandates exist. Resources are few. Investigator’s resources are determined by the size of their Rolodexes, which are carefully guarded. When CAVNET opened, a tremendous…

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“I have never had an electronic resource as useful as CAVNET. In addition to providing people with many opportunities to exchange ideas and information, CAVNET helps facilitate new friendships and promotes a high level of collegiality.” – Dr. Walter DeKeseredy, Ph.D, Ohio University Visit www.cavnet.org

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“I turned to CAVNET recently for help for a young woman whose boyfriend was stalking and making inappropriate visits to her workplace. As a result I have received some great materials to share with her, including a check list of behaviors that would give one cause for concern”. – Reporter, CNN Radio Visit www.cavnet.org

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“CAVNET is a true asset to the community…. I handled about 5,000 DV cases as a metropolitan judge in Albuquerque…. By sharing information and approaches to the problem of violence, and problems resulting from violence in our society, you provide a valuable clearing house for information and ideas.” – The Honorable Roderick Kennedy, Judge, NM…

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 Leigh Goodmark is an Assistant Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she teaches in the Family Law Clinic. Previously, Professor Goodmark served as the Director of the Children and Domestic Violence Project at the ABA Center on Children and the Law, and represented battered women and children in restraining order, divorce,…

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A native of West Hempstead, New York, Don McPherson was a two sport college All-American athlete (football and track). He attended Syracuse University from 1983-88. While at Syracuse, he played quarterback and compiled 22 school records. In 1987, he led the nation in passing and Syracuse University to an undefeated record. McPherson is a consensus…

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