Resources on the Web
Browse the listing of target specific organization for the various categories of domestic violence/abuse.
Battered Mothers Resource Fund, Inc [offsite link]
Quote from the site - "Battered Mothers Resource Fund, Inc. (BMRF) is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization dedicated to assisting battered mothers and their children find safe haven and locate community resources to help them make a fresh start."
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Commission on Domestic Violence [offsite link]
Since its inception in 1994, the Commission on Domestic Violence has emerged as a nationally recognized entity that provides training and educational materials to attorneys and other professionals who serve victims of domestic violence. The Commission´s 17 appointed volunteer members represent national leaders from a variety of professions including attorneys, health care workers, law enforcement personnel, educators, and others.
Domestic Violence Help By Country
Resources from around the world.
Domestic Violence Law: Free Legal Information [offsite link]
Free Advice´s domestic violence law legal information helps individuals to understand their legal rights.
Family Violence Prevention Fund [offsite link]
The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person has a right to live in a home free of violence.
Going to Court Against Your Abuser
You finally got up the nerve to call the police to help you; there has been an arrest, now what will happen, you may be wondering. Before going to court to present your case to a judge, careful planning and organizing is very important.
Hope For Healing [offsite link]
This hope for healing site originally began in 1996 as an outlet for the founder´s healing. After being raped in Chattanooga, TN while on the job, she and her husband discovered there was no local rape crisis center. This situation changed in July of 1996 when the doors opened at the Sexual Assault Crisis and Resource Center in Chattanooga.
Information for Decision Making [offsite link]
The Information for Decision Making (IFDM) website is a comprehensive, Internet clearinghouse designed to assist policy makers, researchers, program administrators and others interested in topics related to improving results for children, families, and communities, and in effective program management and governance.
National Center on Elder Abuse [offsite link]
Need to know what elder abuse is, how it can be addressed, how often it happens and to whom, and what the major causes are? Do you know of an abused, neglected, exploited or self-neglecting elder who needs help?
National Child Protection Clearinghouse [offsite link]
A Child Abuse focused website. Child abuse and domestic violence are not new social problems, nor are they haphazard or deviant activities. Both are considered an accepted part of our culture. However, while domestic violence is now politically recognised as one of the most entrenched and pervasive forms of violence in our society today, child abuse issues have yet to receive the same degree of attention.
National Domestic Violence Hotline [offsite link]
Call 800-799-SAFE. We believe that safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society. Until the violence stops, the National Domestic Violence Hotline will continue to answer…One Call at a Time.
National Domestic Violence Project [offsite link]
The National Domestic Violence Project. The AAFPRS works hand-in-hand with shelters nationwide in making sure that the individual is helped emotionally as well as physically. After the psychological healing has begun (with the help of professional counseling) and the victim is safely away from the violent relationship, surgery is performed to repair damaged facial features and to hopefully alleviate the painful memories of past abuse.
National Offender Registry
Looking for your state´s sex offender registry but don´t know where to start? Here I have done the research for you and found the legitate links to find the information you seek.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center [offsite link]
Serving as a central clearinghouse for the voluminous resources and research, the NSVRC provides a place to turn to for information, help and support. The NSVRC will influence policy, practice and research by providing greater interaction, investigation and review, and by promoting awareness within the anti-sexual violence movement.
Obtaining a Restraining Order
In this article, I will describe to you the steps I took in order to obtain my TPO that led to a Domestic Violence Protection Order. You will get an idea of what steps you may have to take in your state for getting a restraining order.
I am very pleased to be bringing this article to you all. I have many requests for programs like this or people escaping abuse don't want to leave their pets behind.
Resources for Battered Men
Resources for a man who is experiencing abuse. This is an updated listing.
Same Sex Abuse: A Case Documentation [offsite link]
What is Same Sex Domestic Violence? Domestic violence in all intimate relationships is essentially about power and control, irrespective of the label attached to describe the relationship.
Teen Dating Abuse [offsite link]
According to recent statistics, it is extremely likely that you or someone you know have experienced violence in a dating relationship. Dating violence can take many forms, including psychological and emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. It can occur in the context of casual dating or serious long-term relationships.
Teen Outreach Rape and Incest [offsite link]
Incest is an awful secret that many victims keep for years, afraid to tell, believing that the abuse is somehow their fault. It´s not.
The Gay Men´s Domestic Violence Project
The Gay Men´s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization providing community education and direct services for clients. GMDVP offers shelter, guidance, and resources to allow gay, bisexual, and transgender men in crisis to remove themselves from violent situations and relationships.
The Safety Zone [offsite link]
For battered spouses. A brief overview of the connections between domestic violence and HIV/AIDS and important information about batterers and batterers intervention. Everyone has a role to play in ending domestic violence. Find out what you can do.
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