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8 OUT OF 10 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES ARE DISMISSED DUE TO A LACK OF EVIDENCE
AND VICTIMS BEING TOO SCARED TO TESTIFY
Attorneys and well-intending people tell victims to “DOCUMENT EVERYTHING” but not everything is admissible as evidence.
In fact, most of what is collected and documented does not meet the criteria as evidence and won’t be allowed in court.
VictimsVoice makes sure you collect the RIGHT details in the RIGHT way so you have an increased chance of getting a solid protective order, presenting evidence needed in custody hearings, aide investigators in building a stronger case, and assisting prosecutors to more effectively and appropriately hold your abuser accountable.
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Abuse and trauma are easier to overcome when you have support. Our VictimsVoice Partner Members offer resources for domestic abuse survivors, ranging from therapists to attorneys, housing, and financial support. The list below includes resources for male, female, disabled, trans, non-binary, and LGBTQ+ survivors. Many of the websites linked here also have their own lists of resources, so you can find even more options with just a few clicks.
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Disclaimer: This information is provided as a courtesy only. Listings do not imply legal advise, organizational review or endorsement, and do not guarantee that the program or organization still exists or will be able to assist in your specific situation. Those seeking assistance or referrals should contact the listed organization directly for more details and instructions.
This is a growing map of MMIW/P resources available across Turtle Island to help groups and families quickly locate agencies, non-profits, grassroots, and other organizations that provide direct services to families of MMIW/P and survivors of violence. The map was co-developed by Waking Women Healing Institute, the Data + Feminism Lab, and MIT students. We hope to improve responses and increase access to support for those experiencing violence and cases of MMIW/P.
Each dot opens a pop-up that shares the location, contact details, and services available for each known entity. Notably, this is an on-going, collaborative effort to map Indigenous-led, community-based organizations and we welcome your suggestions for groups that should be on the map. Please reach out to us with your suggestions at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credits: Waking Women Healing Institute: Kristin Welch, Dr. Renee Gralewicz, Paula Mohan, Marianne Flynn Statz, Katelyne Welch, Alysse Corn; MIT Data + Feminism Lab: Catherine D’Ignazio, Kevin Lee, Dení López, Patricia García Iruegas, Ana Letelier, Hannah Shumway, Melissa Teng, Julia Christina Camacho, Betzabe Valdés, Gus Raymond
Data sources: The Safe Passage mapping project by the Native Women’s Association of Canada. The National Center for Victims of Crime, National Congress of American Indians, Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and StrongHearts Native Helpline’s Tribal Resource Tool. Indigenous nation names and traditional territory boundaries from Native Land Digital. Data on government recognized Indigenous territories from Natural Resources Canada and the US Census Bureau.
Thanks to Profs. Elizabeth Rule, Gabriella Carolini and Larry Susskind for leading the Indigenous Environmental Planning course from which our collaboration began.
Click to see laws and policies that can affect victims and survivors, as well as VictimsVoice Partner Members that offer a free subscription for the VictimsVoice tool.