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View Resource Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence: First Annual Report

On March 9, 2001, the US Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence released its first report and strategic plan. The 24-member Task Force was established last year with a three-year mission to formulate a long-term, strategic plan to eliminate domestic violence within the military. Users may read the full-text of the 118-page report at the Task Force site, which also offers additional...
View Resource Women's Law Initiative

This information Web site, established and maintained by the Women's Law Initiative (WLI), is an online resource that provides legal information to women and girls living with or escaping domestic violence. Seeking to "empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse," this site offers step-by-step instructions on filing for and obtaining restraining orders in all...
View Resource US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

Established in 1995 by the federal government, the Office on Violence Against Women is responsible for handing the Department of Justice's legal and policy issues regarding violence against women in the United States, along with working closely with other divisions within the Department and administering a variety of grant programs. One of the main components of the site is devoted to providing...
View Resource Guided to Safety

While Guided to Safety was founded to serve a particular community in Northern California, the website also features a number of educational resources that can be helpful for anyone trying to understand domestic violence, teen dating violence, and sexual assault. These are not pleasant topics, but as the website notes, learning to speak about difficult subjects is often a first step toward solving...