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Idaho Legal Aid Provides Confidential Legal Help to Stalking Survivors: Stalking is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their life or to fear physical injury of themselves or a family or household member.  --OR--
Idaho Legal Aid Provides Confidential Legal Help to Sexual Violence Survivors: Sexual Violence is any behavior or contact of a sexual nature that is unwanted.  A perpetrator may use force, threats, manipulation and/or coercion to commit sexual violence. Sexual violence includes a wide range of behaviors such as: Rape or sexual assault Child sexual assault and incest
This guide was created by Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. to explain housing rights and protections a domestic violence survivor has under federal and state law. For more information, please see the guide below. 
The National Housing Law Project has created a Know Your Rights Brochure on the Violence Against Women Act and its protections related to federally assisted housing for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.  Please view the brochure here for further information: https://nhlp.org/files/VAWA-2013-Packet.pdf. 
Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a tenant may not be denied assistance, terminated from participation, or be evicted from your rental housing because that tenant is or has been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.     
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has created a guide on How to Gather Technology Abuse Evidence for Court, whether as evidence in a civil protection order case, a custody case, or a divorce case.  To view this guide, please visit: https://www.ncjfcj.org/publications/how-to-gather-technology-abuse-evidence-for-court/.
If you move to a new location to escape domestic violence, sexual abuse or stalking, the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) can help keep your new address confidential. This is done through the use of a mail-forwarding service and substitute address. In accordance with Idaho Code § 19-57, all state and local agencies are required to accept the substitute address as the actual address of the individual.
The Idaho State Court System Domestic Violence Brochure (with details regarding civil protection orders and other resources): https://isc.idaho.gov/resources/DV_Brochure_2012_Eng.pdf  For this brochure in Spanish, please click here: https://isc.idaho.gov/resources/DV_Brochure_2012_Span.pdf. 
Technology Safety Statement Use of your home computer to visit this site can be tracked by someone in your home. You may want to use a computer in a public library or internet café.  Interactive Forms
Know about Elder Abuse What is “elder abuse?” Elder Abuse has many forms. It can mean any mistreatment of a senior. Examples   include confinement, neglect, abandonment, bodily injury, unwanted sexual contact, verbal intimidation and threats, and financial exploitation. Myth: “We don't have that problem in our community.” Fact: Abuse is often not seen or recognized.

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