Places that Help: Federal
Battered Women Charged with Crimes
Battered Women's Justice Project, (Part of the Domestic Violence Resource Network)
1801 Nicollet Ave. So., Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55403-3745
Assists victims, legal advocates, law enforcement personnel, corrections agents, judges, attorneys, domestic violence organizations, government agencies, students and concerned citizens. The project provides training, technical assistance, and other resources (but not the fighting of individual legal cases) through a partnership with three nationally-recognized organizations, in the areas of criminal justice, civil justice, and battered women who are charged with crimes. If you are a victim, they may be able to help you plan for your safety and clarify your options regarding legal action as you take steps to deal with a violent relationship.
Free Battered Women
1540 Market St., Suite 490
San Francisco, CA 94102
NOTE: Free Battered Women works with domestic violence survivors incarcerated in California state prisons. We seek to end the re-victimization of incarcerated survivors of domestic violence as part of the movement for racial justice and the struggle to resist all forms of intimate partner violence against women and transgender people. We achieve this through community organizing, parole advocacy, public education, media campaigns, and policy work.
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
125 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
800 903-0111 ext. 3
A resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with any crime in which their history of abuse is relevant (or potentially relevant) to their legal defense. Through its work, the organization aims to increase justice for — and prevent further victimization of — arrested, convicted, or incarcerated battered women. Staff provide customized technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams (defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses and others). Please contact them via telephone; they accept collect calls from incarcerated battered women.
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