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