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1. Introduction: Economic Coercion and Survivor-Centered Economic Advocacy

by Katie VonDeLinde and Erika Sussman

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2. Building & Repairing Credit Reports: Understanding Options and Safety Implications for Survivors

by Katie VonDeLinde, Washington University, Brown School of Social Work and KMCV Consulting

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3. Credit Discrimination & Predatory Lending

by Katie VonDeLinde

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4. Debt, Debt Defense, and Safety Considerations for Survivors

by Diane Johnston, The Legal Aid Society

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5. Identity Theft & Survivors of Domestic Violence: Strategies for Resolution & Protection

by Amy Cao, The Financial Clinic

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6. Navigating Student Loan Solutions for Survivors

by Persis Yu, National Consumer Law Center

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7. Bankruptcy & Alternatives for Survivors

by Karen Merrill Tjapkes, Legal Aid of Western Michigan, & Sarah Bolling Mancini, National Consumer Law Center

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8. Foreclosure Defense for Survivors: Process, Defenses & Alternatives

by Karen Merrill Tjapkes and Sarah Boiling Mancini

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9. Tax Advocacy for Survivors

by Jamie Andree, Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

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10. Financial Issues in Family Law: Protection Orders, Child & Spousal Support, and Distribution of Assets & Debts

by Laura A. Russell, The Legal Aid Society

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11. The Civil Protection Order as a Tool for Economic Justice

by Erika Sussman, Center for Survivor Agency & Justice

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12. Addressing Barriers for Domestic Violence Survivors in Civil Court

by Jenna Smith & Nida Abbasi, Center for Court Innovation

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13. Protections for Survivors Accessing & Maintaining Housing

by Karlo Ng, National Housing Law Project

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14. Workplace Discrimination & Termination for Survivors: Rights & Options

by Lisalyn R. Jacobs, Center for Survivor Agency & Justice

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15. Criminal Records & Employment Rights for Survivors

by Erika Sussman, contributions by Beth Johnson & Nikki Donnelly, Cabrini Green Legal Aid

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