http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/nsvrc-publications-guides/linking-roads-working-youth-who-experience-homelessness Description:This guide focuses on adapting advocacy skills to help young people who experience homelessness and sexual violence build resiliency and lessen their traumas. It has three aims: (a) to provide an overview for the intersections between identity, trauma experiences, and resiliency among youth who are homeless; (b) to highlight core skills and techniques for…

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http://www.npr.org/2014/09/29/351534164/hbcus-move-to-address-campus-sexual-assaults-but-is-it-enough “Just a few months after Harvard University announced a new, tougher policy against campus sexual assault, a group of Harvard law professors is blasting the rules as unfair.Harvard announced its new policy this summer, after the school came under federal investigation for being too soft on sexual assault. The group of 28 law professors…

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/09/17/349374061/two-more-nfl-players-placed-on-exempt-list-over-domestic-violence “Two more players were benched by NFL teams on Wednesday over allegations of domestic violence. First, the Carolina Panthers placed their star defensive end Greg Hardy on the exempt list and then the Arizona Cardinals deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer…. Both Hardy and Dwyer will receive full pay while they wait for their cases…

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September 13, 2014 http://www.npr.org/2014/09/13/348016597/domestic-violence-protections-still-resonate-20-years-after-crime-bill “Twenty years ago today, former President Bill Clinton signed a massive crime-control bill that funded shelters for battered women and helped train police to investigate attacks. The anniversary of the law falls on a week when violence against women is front and center in the national conversation.First, the Baltimore Ravens fired…

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/us/in-death-florida-family-reveals-a-sad-spiral-of-domestic-violence.html?_r=0 In Death, Florida Family Reveals a Spiral of Domestic Abuse “BELL, Fla. — Sarah L. Spirit was 22 years old and eight months pregnant with her fourth child when she called the police in desperation: Her father was violent, she was afraid of him, and she had nowhere to go.“He pushed me against the…

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Please see http://www.ncdsv.org/images/CVI_Assessing-the-Risk-of-IPV_1-2010.pdf:  “Campbell, et al. (2003) found that women who were threatened or assaulted with a gun or other weapon were 20 times more likely than other women to be murdered. Women whose partners threatened them with murder were 15 times more likely than other women to be killed. When a gun was in the…

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“…In a National Family Justice Center study in which 300 victims reported a strangulation assault, only three victims sought any medical help at the time of the assault. According to chapters regarding medical evidence written by Dr. William Green and Forensic Pathologist Dean Hawley in the CDAA’s (California District Attorneys Association), manual for “The Investigation…

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“…Gwinn cited a study that said women who are strangled by an intimate partner at least once are 800 times more likely to become a homicide victim, making strangulation a prime indicator of how lethal a perpetrator is likely to be. The health risks of losing oxygen during an assault can span years after the…

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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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