CWLC Resources

Resources: Violence Against Women

How to Appeal a Domestic Violence Restraining Order: Tips & Tricks (2020)

January 23, 2020

This informational webinar explores the specific issues related to appeals of domestic violence restraining order decisions in California courts. It addresses some of the most common issues related to preserving an appeal and briefly reviews the procedures for appealing, including tips for maximizing the likelihood of a successful appeal. Join CWLC’s Senior Staff Attorney, Amy
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Using Title IX as a Legal Tool to Address Campus Sexual Assault: A Brief Primer (2020)

January 7, 2020

Join CWLC’s Staff Attorney, Mariah Lindsay, for this training on Title IX as it relates to campus sexual assault. It provides context and background on the prevalence and impact of campus sexual assault, the evolving role of Title IX on this issue, the Trump administration’s changes to Title IX and the current status of these
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2019 Amicus Brief Summary

December 18, 2019

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: What They Are, Why They Matter, and How to Get One

July 25, 2019

Access CWLC’s guide to domestic violence restraining orders, including updates regarding COVID-19, below. If you know someone experiencing domestic violence, please share this tool.

Training Webinar: “Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in California Courts” (2019)

May 31, 2019

In this informational webinar we explored the different types of restraining orders that can be issued to protect a domestic violence survivor and discussed common issues that arise before judges when applying for or requesting transfer or renewal of such an order between the Family and Juvenile court systems. We also reviewed the important differences
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Training – Sexual Discrimination, Harassment and Assault: A Primer on Federal and State Law Claims (2019)

February 1, 2019

With the progression of the #MeToo movement and the continuing conversation around sexual violence, it is important that advocates be able to recognize, issue spot and evaluate potential legal claims based on sexual discrimination, harassment, and assault and navigate the legal differences between them. This webinar will outline the core federal and state law causes of action
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“A Guide to Federal and California State Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault Laws” (2018)

September 11, 2018

The California Women’s Law Center is proud to announce the release of our comprehensive legal guide, “A Guide to Federal and California State Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault Laws.” This Guide identifies and outlines various claims that can be brought for sexual discrimination, harassment and assault under federal and state law. Designated for use by
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The Domestic Violence Victim’s Handbook

July 25, 2018

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Domestic Violence Council created It Shouldn’t Hurt to Go Home: The Domestic Violence Victim’s Handbook. To download the handout, please click here.

Training – Teen Dating Violence (2017)

December 20, 2017

The California Women’s Law Center offered this training opportunity about the problem of teen dating violence, the prevention of it through legislation and what further steps should be taken to combat this violence.

Teen Dating Violence in California Schools: Know Your Rights (2017)

August 8, 2017

This resource provides information relating to teen dating violence, its prevalence and the forms it can take, the damage it causes, and the legal remedies and responsibilities that exist to tackle it.

Know Your IX’s State Policy Playbook (2017)

July 6, 2017

Know Your IX’s State Policy Playbook outlines key reforms that students, advocates, and state policymakers can pursue to support survivors on campus, keep students safe, and end gender-based violence in school. For more information, visit the Know Your IX website here.

Landmark Bipartisan Justice for Victims Act Signed into Law (2016)

December 30, 2016

Senate Bill (SB) 813, the Justice for Victims Act, introduced by Senator Connie Leyva, eliminates the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes in California. It was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2016.

The California Victim Compensation Program

December 21, 2016

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) can help victims and family members of victims of crimes help pay for bills and related expenses that result from certain violent crimes, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. If you have been the victim of a violent crime or have been threatened with injury, you
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S.T.O.P. Teen Dating Violence (2015)

November 14, 2015

S.T.O.P Teen Dating Violence resources are related to the October 2015 presentation in which teen dating violence is discussed, why it is a problem, the responsibility schools play in addressing teen dating violence under Title IX, and its relation to California state law.

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in Schools: What Title IX Requires (2011)

April 20, 2011

This document is intended to provide a summary of the Office for Civil Rights “Dear Colleague” letter issued on April 4, 2011, which provided special Title IX guidance on sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

Teen Dating Violence: Know Your Rights (2010)

April 2, 2011

This resource explains the pervasiveness of teen dating violence, how schools need to address the issue, schools’ legal duties, and information regarding Title IX.

Murder at Home Project (2005)

April 1, 2011

The Murder at Home Project sought to transform criminal justice, community, and media responses to intimate partner violence to ensure that these crimes are taken seriously and addressed appropriately. In 2005, CWLC released its policy report Murder at Home: An Examination of Legal and Community Responses to Intimate Femicide in California.