Legal Resources (National)




Legal Momentum: The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund 

    • Publications are available for download, free of charge, including the following topics: 

    • Employment and housing rights for victims of domestic violence

    • Sexuality and family rights

    • Divorce, child custody, gender bias, and immigration policy

Women’s Law Organization 

Provides state-specific legal information and resources to victims of domestic violence and assault. For example, the site offers:

    • Safety planning for ending abusive relationships, social media, Internet security, and stalking victims

    • State and federal laws for restraining orders, custody, immigration, and parental kidnapping

    • Assistance in locating state information for shelters, courthouses, and attorneys

    • Confidential Email Legal Hotline for survivors, their advocates, friends, and family members


This site also offers Information on Immigration such as:

    • VAWA laws for abuse victims

    • U Visa laws for crime victims

    • T Visa laws and trafficking

    • Asylum status

    • Refugee status


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service 

    • The fact sheet Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa explains domestic violence and informs immigrant victims of domestic violence legal rights in the United States.

     The USCIS Denver Field Office is located at: 

     12484 East Weaver Place

     Centennial, CO 80111

     To visit this office, or speak with an Immigration Information Officer, one must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS. 


Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women 

    • Assists in locating legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases and provides technical assistance to domestic violence victim advocates and attorneys in such cases.

    • Offers trainings and links to state child custody jurisdictional statutes, and the Federal Violence Against Women Act’s Full Faith and Credit provisions.