Publication

  • This publication describes in detail each module of the National Judicial Education Program's free web course Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: Adjudicating This Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence. For more information about NJEP's web course, please contact njep@legalmomentum.org. 
  • This flyer provides a detailed list (with active links) of NJEP's resources on adult victim sexual assault and the intersection of sexual assault and domestic violence. Please download and share widely!
  • On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Legal Momentum submitted written comments opposing the Department of Agriculture’s proposed regulations, which seek to limit eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in light of decreasing unemployment rates. Public benefits provide a vital lifeline for low-income women and survivors of gender-based violence. Advocating on behalf women nationwide, Legal Momentum’s comments sought to highlight the problematic nature of the Department’s narrow focus on declining unemployment rates:
  • Joint Submission by Legal Momentum and The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law to the CEDAW Committee on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration, 72nd Session On February 22nd, 2019, the UN’s Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women held a half-day general discussion to discuss recommendations on the issue of trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration.
  • On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights held a hearing at the CUNY School of Law on pregnancy and caregiver discrimination. Legal Momentum submitted written testimony highlighting the persistent prevalence of pregnancy and caregiver discrimination despite the passage of critical protections in New York City. The testimony is available here for download as a PDF.
  • On January 28, 2019, Legal Momentum submitted a public comment to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The comment expresses LM's strong opposition to, and grave concern regarding, proposed rules relating to sexual harassment that would alter Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in ways that would inhibit schools from effectively responding to sexual harassment—giving schools less flexibility and imposing more rigidity in what constitutes compliance—and would impose costs well beyond what is contemplated by the Department of Education. 
  • A Legislative Advocacy Framework for Women's Economic Equality 
  • Legal Momentum NYC HRC Testimony on Sexual Harassment_12-6-17_FINAL by
  • What I Wish I Had Known BEFORE I Presided in an Adult Victim Sexual Assault Case Sexual assault cases present a unique challenge for the judiciary. They are unique in that they are beset with a myriad of deeply held stereotypes and misconceptions that can undermine the judicial process. To assist new judges, NJEP canvassed judges across the country who had attended NJEP programs to ask what these judges wished they had known before they presided in an adult victim sexual assault case, or a case of co-perpetrated sexual abuse and domestic violence. Judges Tell presents these judges' 25 points followed by commentary and sources.
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  • NJEP—NCSC Introduction to Sexual Assault Cases and the Courts by
  • NJEP—NCSC Minimizing Trauma During a Sexual Assault Trial by