Self-Help Legal Manuals for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking (2016): Self-Help Legal Manual (PDF) Self-Help Legal Manual for Incarcerated Survivors (PDF) Guidance for...
Domestic abuse is when your partner uses a pattern of coercive and assaultive behaviors to obtain power and control over you. The American Heritage Dictionary defines coercion as “to force to act or think in a certain way by use of pressure, threats, or intimidation or to compel; to dominate, restrain, or control forcibly; and to bring about by force or threat.”
There are multiple pathways to incarceration for a domestic violence survivor.
When domestic violence victims become criminal defendants or are incarcerated, they still need advocacy, support, safety planning and community resources.
The advocate’s corner is a central location for information for domestic violence advocates. Here you will find articles, documents and protocols that are relevant to your work and will help you in your advocacy with domestic violence survivors.