We updated the information on the GeorgiaDownload Court Forms page in English and added a link to additional court forms. Spanish coming soon.
We added Statewide Legal Services as a resource to our ConnecticutLegal Assistance page in English. Spanish coming soon!
We updated the Oklahoma Indian Legal Services legal assistance resource on our OklahomaPlaces that Help page in English. Spanish coming soon!
We updated the Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. (Indian Law Office) legal assistance resource on our WisconsinPlaces that Help page.
We updated Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians local programs resource on our Wisconsin Places that Help page.
We added a local program, San Juan County - Victim Advocate Program, to our UtahPlaces that Help page.
We added Spanish translations to all resources in statewide programs, lawyer referral services, and legal assistance on our MarylandPlaces that Help page.
We updated three local programs, The Osage Nation, Native Alliance Against Violence, and Chickasaw Nation Domestic Violence Services, on our OklahomaPlaces that Help page in English. Spanish coming soon!
In response to an Email Hotline inquiry, we added six statutes to the IndianaStatutes page regarding registration and enforcement of a child custody order from another state.
We updated the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women on our New Mexico local programs Places that Help page in English. Spanish coming soon!
We updated 2 local programs, Ketchikan Indian Community and Chugachmiut, Inc., on our AlaskaPlaces that Help page.
We updated 2 local programs, Maliseet Domestic and Sexual Advocacy Center and Passamaquoddy Peaceful Relations, on our WyomingPlaces that Help page.
We translated into Spanish the information in our Washington Extreme Risk Protection Order page. This information was edited and updated back in November 2017 with the help of attorneys at Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Due to a change in Nebraska law that allows for protection orders to be extended, we changed the information in the question Can I extend my protection order? on our Nebraska Domestic Violence Protection Orders page.
We added five firearms-related statutes in Spanish to our Puerto Rico Estatutos page. We also added a link to those statutes on our Puerto RicoState Gun Laws page in English and Spanish since we don't currently have plain-language information related to gun laws.
We added the crimes of nonconsensual disclosure of private intimate images and identity theft to our West VirginiaCrimes page and State Statutes page.
We added the crime of use or dissemination of visual recording or photographic device without consent and with intent to self-gratify, harass, or embarrass to our South DakotaCrimes page and State Statutes page.
We added the crime of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images to our Oklahoma Crimes page and State Statutes page.
We added the crime of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images to the New HampshireCrimes page and State Statutes page.
We added the crime of distributing a private image with intent to harass, threaten, coerce, or intimidate the person depicted to the Alabama Crimes page.
Based on an addition to North Carolina law, we added information about the standard for modifying a 50B protective order in the question Can I modify or extend my order? We also re-wrote the rest of the question to clarify/revise the information about extending an order. All changes were done in Spanish and English.
We added information in English and Spanish to our North CarolinaSuing an Abuser page about the ability to sue someone civilly for committing the crime of disclosure of private images.
Based on a recent change to New Jersey law that requires law enforcement to accompany the respondent in a restraining order case to seize his/her firearms, we updated the question How can a restraining order help me? in English and Spanish.
We updated 47 resources on our VirginiaLocal Programs page in English. Spanish coming soon!
We added Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) as a resource to our Pet Safety page in English and Spanish.
We completely revised, augmented, and re-organized our New JerseyState Gun Laws page and added 5 related statutes to our Statutes page! The changes were made in English. Spanish coming soon!
We added the crime of unlawful possession of weapons to our New JerseyCrimes page in English and Spanish and to our Statutes page in English.
We added a new Recording page in our Abuse Using Technology section in English. Spanish translation coming soon!
With help from a local program in New Mexico, we updated 1 local program and 2 courthouse resources on our Places that Help: New Mexico page.
We translated into Spanish the recently-updated section on Sexual Assault/Rape under Forms of Abuse.
We added the crime of unauthorized use of personal identifying information to the Spanish side of our MichiganCrimes page.
Based on changes to Maryland law regarding the definition of child abuse, we updated What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in Maryland? on our Maryland Domestic Violence Protective Orders page. We also updated our MarylandCrimes page based on the elimination of two sexual offense crimes. All changes were made in Spanish and English.
We translated the Divorce information for Maryland.
We updated our Housing Laws section in Colorado based on a change to the law that now allows victims of stalking and unlawful sexual behavior to get the same housing protections as victims of domestic violence/abuse. We also added a new question called Is the information that I tell my landlord confidential? in English and Spanish.
We added the crime of unauthorized use of personally identifying information to our Michigan Crimes page and State Statutes page.
In response to an Email Hotline inquiry, we added 4 new laws to the D.C.Statutes page regarding parental kidnapping. We also added a link to the definition of parental kidnapping in English and Spanish on our Crimes page.
We added the crime of identity fraud and impersonation to our Massachusetts Crimes page in English and Spanish and to our State Statutes page in English.
We added a new Kentucky Housing Laws page on housing protections for victims of domestic violence, interpersonal violence, and certain crimes.
We updated the Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence resource on our VirginiaWhere to Find Help page.
After two years of planning and hard work, we launched the new version of WomensLaw.org on October 24, 2017! The website is now fully mobile too!
We updated and added some information to our general Parental Kidnapping page in English and Spanish.
We added information to "If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help?", on the Wisconsin Crimes page. "The Wisconsin Department of Justice also runs Safe at Home, Wisconsin's address confidentiality program for victims of abuse, stalking, trafficking, and those in fear for their physical safety."
We updated resources on our Michigan Where to Find Help page in English. Spanish soon to come! (1 Statewide; 36 Legal Assistance; 6 Lawyer Referral Services)
Based on changes to Minnesota laws, we updated our Harassment Restraining Orders page, revising the information we had and adding a new question called How can a harassment restraining order be served? We also added a corresponding statute to our Statutes page.
We added a small section in English and Spanish to our Colorado Restraining Orders section called Civil Protection Order Filed by an Employer in order to clarify that an employer can file for a domestic violence protection order, which is not the case in most states.
We added the crimes of obtaining property by false personation, home or private business invasion by false personation, making false statement to obtain property or credit, criminal use of personal identification information, unlawful possession of the personal identification information of another person in English and Spanish to our Florida Crimes page.
We completely re-wrote and re-organized our ColoradoState Gun Laws page in English and Spanish.