Resources Library: Prosecutors/Attorneys

2015 Legislative Updates to Domestic and Sexual Violence Laws

Added Monday, June 15, 2015 by Virginia Poverty Law Center

2015 Virginia General Assembly legislative updates, including a few significant firearms bill vetoes. The bills that passed will become law as of 7/1/15. This Power Point is from a presentation by Susheela Varky to Virginia legal aid attorneys on June 3, 2015.

7/1/12 New DV/SV Laws in Virginia

Added Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by Virginia Poverty Law Center

This is a Power Point describing some of the new laws as regards domestic and sexual violence that will become effective in Virginia as of 7/1/12.

Are Victims Services Programs Liable for Criminal “Harboring” When They Work with Immigrant Survivors of Crime?

Added Monday, December 09, 2019 by Action Alliance

Community-based crime victim advocacy programs that provide services to undocumented immigrant survivors of crimes can minimize risks to their program, funding, employees, and clients by adopting and following policies that take the laws on harboring undocumented immigrants into account. This Advisory answers common questions about providing shelter and other program services to undocumented victims, describes the law and federal policy (as of the Advisory’s publication date), and proposes best practices for programs, but it is not legal advice. Immigration and criminal laws vary from region to region, and federal immigration enforcement policies are constantly changing. Programs should analyze their program-specific risks, their community’s particular needs, and the laws in their jurisdiction—including legal duties associated with an agency’s funding sources—as they design or update program policies. Consulting a local immigration attorney with criminal law experience is highly advisable.

Booklet: Finding Safety—Support During or After Living with an Abusive Partner

Added Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Action Alliance

A handbook for people who are currently living with an abusive partner and/or have left an abusive partner. Topics addressed include: What is Abuse? How Does Abuse Affect You? Being Safe; Getting Help; Helping Your Children and Family Members; Allowing Time to Heal.

English and Spanish versions.

Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance.

12 pages.

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Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Resources for Communities

Added Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Office of the Executive Secretary

This reference list provides a compilation of reports, articles, websites and practical information for communities interested in addressing or learning more about the topic of children exposed to domestic violence and trauma-informed practices. Particular focus was placed on best or promising practices.