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Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources

  • IMG_6014-1300x866American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic Violence:This website includes listings of ABA policies, training materials, legal briefs, and sample legal forms relevant to domestic violence issues and proceedings.
  • Family Violence Prevention Fund: The FVPF is a national non-profit organization committed to mobilizing concerned individuals, allied professionals, women’s rights, civil rights, and other social justice organizations, and children’s groups to join the campaign through public education/prevention campaigns, public policy reform, model training, advocacy programs, and organizing.
  • Institute on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community: This group strives to create a community of African American scholars and practitioners working in the area of violence in the African American community.
  • LifeSpan: A nonprofit agency that provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence (and their children) whose batterers are law enforcement officers.
  • Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence: MCEDV is the only statewide organization whose primary goal is ending domestic abuse in Maine.
  • Maine Legal Services for the Elderly: Providing free, high quality legal assistance to socially and economically needy Maine residents age 60 and older.
  • Maitri: Maitri is a free, confidential, nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, that helps South Asian women facing domestic violence, emotional abuse or family conflict. They provide peer support and referrals to legal help, emergency shelters and counselors.
  • Make It Your Business: A site about the facts of domestic violence and its impact on all our workplaces. A site about the responses and resources we can individually — and collectively — use to reduce the incidences of domestic violence, thereby reducing the multiple costs to victims, families, friends, workplaces, and society.
  • Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse: The mission of MINCAVA is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources.
  • Muslims Against Family Violence: MAFV, a committee of concerned Muslims, intends to eliminate domestic violence in the San Francisco Bay Area Muslim community, inshaAllah, by promoting a comprehensive educational campaign which will enhance community awareness of this important issue.
  • National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: The NCADV provides a national network for state coalitions and local programs serving battered women and their children.
  • National Organization for Women: NOW is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic changes in our society in order to achieve their goal, which is to eliminate sexism and end all oppression.
  • New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence:To promote positive social change through actions that develop leadership, resources and collaboration within and across communities to end domestic violence and the underlying social tolerance that perpetuates it.
  • Pacific Interpreters, Inc: To provide World Class interpretation and translation services as a means of eliminating language barriers between public and commercial services and limited English speaking clients, while proving to be the industry Employer of Choice.
  • Pine Tree Legal Assistance: A non-profit corporation providing legal assistance to people in the State of Maine whose income is one hundred twenty-five percent of the federal income poverty guideline or less.
  • Sin By Silence
  • The Feminist Majority Online and their Domestic Violence Information Center: The Feminist Majority and The Feminist Majority Foundation are committed to empowering women and winning equality through research, the sharing of information of value to feminists everywhere, and effective action.
  • The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project: The GMDVP 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 “Greenbook” Initiative Web Site: This is the home page for the “Greenbook” Initiative – a project initiated by the Family Violence Department of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), that is supported by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services. The project is designed to improve the quality of services provided by local jurisdictions to families facing both domestic violence and child maltreatment.
  • Hot Peach Pages – International DV Abuse List Launched in 1999, the Hot Peach Pages web site is currently maintained by CaNetiq, a web-based non-profit organization. CaNetiq’s goal is to provide information on abuse in as many of the world’s languages as possible, along with lists of abuse help agencies for every corner of the globe.
  • The National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women (V A Wnet): This site provides access to VAWnet Library, a collection of electronic resources that can be searched, downloaded and printed.
  • Violence Against Women Office: The Violence Against Women Office of the Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice was created in 1995 to implement the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and to lead the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Whiteribbon: A Canadian web site representing the White Ribbon Campaign to End Domestic Violence Against Women.
  • Women’s Prison Association
  • World Report on Violence & Health: Violence is a major public health problem worldwide. Each year, millions of people die as the result of injuries due to violence. Many more survive their injuries, but live with a permanent disability. Violence is among the leading causes of death among people aged 15-44 years worldwide, accounting for 14% of deaths among males and 7% of deaths among females.