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  • Domestic Violence and Welfare Support Requirements

    Information from the Women's Law Project and Philadelphia Bar Association, hosted by the Philadelphia Courts website, about the requirement that families who receive cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or General Assistance (GA) programs apply for child or spousal support unless excused for good cause. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Women's Law Project and Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Getting Protection From Abuse Orders in Philadelphia During the Pandemic

    Information on obtaining protective orders in Philadelphia during the coronavirus pandemic. Content Detail

    By:
    Women's Law Project
  • Help for Domestic Violence Victims Living in Federally Subsidized or Public Housing [Video]

    Watch this video from Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut and CTLawHelp.org to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you live in federally subsidized housing or have a Section 8 voucher. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you live in. Read More

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    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut and CTLawHelp.org
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    Spanish / Español
  • PROJECT S.A.F.E. (Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation) - Elder Abuse

    Information on SeniorLAW Center's Project S.A.F.E. (Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation) which concentrates on the areas of elder abuse, domestic violence, and financial exploitation. Content Detail

    By:
    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • Protection From Abuse: Help Is Just A Phone Call Away (Video)

    This video from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a 2 1/2-minute primer on how domestic violence victims may obtain a protection-from-abuse court order against an abusive partner. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Protection From Abuse in Philadelphia - Emergency Domestic Violence Orders

    Information on the Philadelphia Emergency Domestic Violence site, which is responsible for issuance of Emergency Protection from Abuse Orders. It is located at the Criminal Justice Center, Room B-03 at 1301 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA (215-683-7280). The office is open daily after 5 p.m. (until 8 a.m. when Family Court re-opens). It is open 24 hours on weekends and holidays. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Women's Law Project and Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers: A Guidebook for Legal Providers

    The goal of this guidebook from the Southern Poverty Law Center is to increase the knowledge and skills of legal professionals so that you can better serve farmworkers who have experienced sexual violence. It provides helpful explanations about the life and work of farmworkers as well as unique issues that may impact the services you provide. Content Detail

    By:
    Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Strangulation

    Resource from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence about Strangulation and Pennsylvania's Strangulation Law including a webinar describing what the law covers and how it works. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Tenant Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors During COVID-19

    The current COVID-19 epidemic has created a public health crisis, including increased reports of the incidence of domestic violence in the midst of shelter-in-place orders. This advocate resource provides a brief overview of the housing rights of survivors in the context of COVID-19. Content Detail

    By:
    National Housing Law Project