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12 Key Questions to Guide Victim Notification Protocols

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1in6

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The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.

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2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Tools & Templates | September 15, 2010
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2019 Colorado Crime Victim Rights

Articles or Reports | September 1, 2019
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A Best Practice: Why Law Enforcement is Excluded from the Forensic Medical Exam

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2006
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This position paper on best practice reflects the views of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, as approved in 2006.

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A Booklet for New Hampshire Sexual Assault Survivors

Book | January 1, 2020
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A Criminal Justice Guide: Legal Remedies for Adult Victims of Sexual Violence

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2005
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This guide provides an overview of a sexual violence survivor’s rights and remedies within the civil legal context. It identifies legal as well as safety and other practical considerations that should be considered when helping a sexual violence survivor.

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A gap or a chasm? Attrition in reported rape cases

Articles or Reports | February 1, 2005
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This report presents findings from the evaluation of two Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in the UK: One non-centre based support service and three comparison areas where there was no specialist provision for victims. The report provides a valuable insight into the process of attrition in reported rape cases in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) in the UK, with a specific focus on early withdrawal by complainants. The report provides recommendations for good practice which will be of interest to a range of professionals who have a role or an interest in reducing attrition in reported rape cases in the CJS.

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A Guide for Legal Advocates Providing Services to Victims of Human Trafficking

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2004
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This helpful guide provides a detailed overview of human trafficking, as well as how to assess and meet the needs of individual victims of trafficking. This guide also provides a thorough review of the legal options available for victims of trafficking, as well as the resources available to them.

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A Guide to Civil Lawsuits: Practical Considerations for Survivors of Rape and Childhood Sexual Abuse

Articles or Reports | February 1, 2007
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The purpose of this guide is to help survivors understand the advantages and disadvantages of suing your perpetrator in civil court. The guide outlines the factors that may influence a decision to file a lawsuit, guides you through the attorney-selection process, and describes each step of a civil lawsuit.

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A National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations Pediatric

Protocols | April 1, 2016
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With successful medical forensic care as a goal, OVW released the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations—Adults/Adolescents in 2004 and a second edition in 2013.1 It was evident during protocol development that the medical forensic care of adult and adolescent victims should be addressed separately from younger child victims, as considerable variations in approaches exist with these populations. OVW is pleased to now offer the National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations—Pediatric, which focuses on prepubescent children.

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A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adults/Adolescents, 2nd Edition

Protocols | April 1, 2013
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This protocol was designed as a guide for practitioners who respond to victims of sexual assault, including health care professionals, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, interpreters, advocates, and others. By combining cutting-edge response techniques with collaboration among service providers, we will greatly enhance our ability to treat and support victims as well as identify and prosecute sex offenders. This protocol lays the foundation for these efforts.

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A Reporter’s State-by-State Access Guide to Law Enforcement Records

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2008
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A Survivor’s Guide to Filing a Civil Lawsuit

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2004
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The purpose of this guide is to help survivors understand the advantages and disadvantages of suing your perpetrator in civil court. The guide outlines the factors that may influence a decision to file a lawsuit, guides you through the attorney-selection process, and describes each step of a civil lawsuit.

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Absence of Anogenital injury in the Adolescent/Adult Female Sexual Assault Victim

Articles or Reports | October 1, 2012
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Documentation from a sexual assault medical forensic examination (SAMFE) will often note that no injury was found to the female genitalia or anus. However, the absence of anogenital injury does not mean that a sexual assault didn’t occur. Rates of sexual assault injury vary widely in published reports and may be impacted by a variety of issues, including the types of techniques used to assess the patient and the amount of time between the assault and the exam.

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Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services

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Provides comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues to Deaf and DeafBlind survivors.

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AbuseLawsuit.com

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Academy of Forensic Nursing

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Accessing Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams: Victims Face Barriers

Articles or Reports | May 1, 2014
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When victims are unable to access a sexual assault medical forensic exam (SAFME), or they are not examined in a culturally relevant and appropriate manner, people who are victimized are not helped, perpetrators of sexually violent crimes are not prosecuted, and public safety is not improved.

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Accessing the Probative Value of Physical Evidence at Crime Scenes with Ambient Mass Spectrometry and Portable Instrumentation

Articles or Reports | May 1, 2015
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Screening of physical evidence at the crime scene also has the capability to rapidly determine whether a criminal investigation is needed and provide law enforcement personnel with necessary information in a timely manner, which in many cases is crucial. To assist in the reduction of collected samples while increasing the overall quality of said evidence, it would beneficial for forensic science practitioners to have technology at their disposal that is not only portable, allowing the screening of potential evidence before collection, but also flexible in terms of chemical species and sample substrates that can be analyzed. This flexibility, in particular, would allow this technology to be robust towards the ingenuity of criminals and emerging threats.

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Accommodations Palm Card

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ADA Requirements: Effective Communication

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2014
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The ADA requires that title II entities (State and local governments) and title III entities (businesses and nonprofit organizations that serve the public) communicate effectively with people who have communication disabilities. The goal is to ensure that communication with people with these disabilities is equally effective as communication with people without disabilities. This publication is designed to help title II and title III entities (“covered entities”) understand how the rules for effective communication, including rules that went into effect on March 15, 2011, apply to them.

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ADA Requirements: Service Animals

Articles or Reports | July 1, 2011
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This publication provides guidance on the term “service animal” and the service animal provisions in the Department’s revised regulations which went into effect on March 15, 2011.

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ADA Requirements: Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2014
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People with mobility, circulatory, respiratory, or neurological disabilities use many kinds of devices for mobility. Some use walkers, canes, crutches, or braces. Some use manual or power wheelchairs or electric scooters. In addition, advances in technology have given rise to new devices, such as Segways®, that some people with disabilities use as mobility devices, including many veterans injured while serving in the military. And more advanced devices will inevitably be invented, providing more mobility options for people with disabilities. This publication is designed to help title II entities (State and local governments) and title III entities (businesses and nonprofit organizations that serve the public) (together, “covered entities”) understand how the new rules for mobility devices apply to them. These rules went into effect on March 15, 2011.

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Addressing and Preventing Gender Bias: Responses to Reports of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking

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Accurate, evidence-based beliefs about sexual and domestic violence and stalking in law enforcement create an environment in which exemplary investigations and full protection of victims occur. This 2-page fact sheet is designed to provide this accurate, evidence-based information.

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Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Reproductive and Sexual Coercion: A Guide for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Reproductive Health Care Settings

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2012
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This resource focuses on the crucial role of the health care provider in identifying and addressing intimate partner violence and reproductive
coercion.

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Addressing Sexual Offenses and Misconduct by Law Enforcement

Tools & Templates | June 1, 2011
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The problem of sexual misconduct by officers warrants the full attention of law enforcement leadership. It represents a grave abuse of authority and a violation of the civil rights of those victimized.* Law enforcement agencies and executives have a duty to prevent sexual victimization, to ensure it is not perpetrated by their officers, and to take every step possible to ensure the safety and dignity of everyone in the community.

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Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims’ Experiences with SANE-SARTs and the Criminal Justice System

Articles or Reports | November 1, 2010
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This publication examines adolescent sexual assault survivors’ help-seeking experiences with the legal and medical systems in two Midwestern communities that have different models of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) / Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) interventions.

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