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ADA Requirements: Effective Communication

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2014
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ADA Requirements: Service Animals

Articles or Reports | July 1, 2011
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Addressing Intimate Partner Abuse in Runaway and Homeless Youth: A Practical Guide for Service Providers

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This practical guide, “Addressing Intimate Partner Abuse in Runaway and Homeless Youth,” was created by several agencies from the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership (in Hollywood, California), in cooperation with domestic violence agencies in Los Angeles County.
It is designed to help the staff and administrators of agencies serving runaway and homeless youth understand key issues relating to intimate partner abuse (IPA) among runaway and homeless youth. It has been developed as a “starting point” for agencies, a first step in creating safer environments for youth and increasing staff skills in understanding and responding to IPA.

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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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Futures Without Violence (Futures), formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund, is a leading advocate for addressing intimate partner violence (IPV)—also referred to as domestic violence in the health care setting. Futures produces numerous data-informed publications, programs, and resources to promote routine assessment and effective responses by health care providers.

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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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Aequitas

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African-American Women and Sexual Assault

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After the Match: Dealing with the New Era of DNA

Articles or Reports | October 1, 2007
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DNA is a growing and expanding crime-fighting tool. What should investigators know and do when they receive these DNA matches?

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Agency Readiness Guide

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Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence

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Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

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The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault promotes and sustains a collective movement to end violence and oppression through social change. We are a non-profit, membership corporation composed of 18 programs and two affiliate programs statewide that provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, offender services, and adult crisis intervention services.

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Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country: Services and Support for Victims

Videos | May 21, 2015
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This 7-minute video is a brief introduction to Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country, a series of videos developed by the Office on Violence Against Women and OVC that will address key topics to assist sexual assault response teams as they develop or enhance their collaborative responses to sexual assault where alcohol was a factor. This video brings awareness to the issue, highlights many key points, and addresses some common myths around this topic. The final video compilation will include professionals and victims discussing trauma, information about the effects of alcohol on assault victims, victim-centered responses, and two cases studies.

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Allocation of Personnel: Investigations

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Allocation of manpower for law enforcement has traditionally focused on the uniformed patrol division. Personnel allocation formulas record required staffing needs by responsibilities, calls for service, population, demographics, and response times. However, little focus is put on determining the number of investigative staff needed. The investigative component is often looked upon for case clearance rates or Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) for the resolution of criminal cases. How it is then determined when the investigative division should receive that additional augmentation of manpower? The focus of this study is to identify the needs of the investigative units by showing supportive data for recommending standards for increases within the various investigative units in Charlotte County, Florida.

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Alternate Light Sources in Sexual Assault Examinations: An Evidence-based Practice Project

Articles or Reports | January 6, 2012
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The ability of sexual assault nurse examiners to correctly identify and collect DNA evidence improves patient outcomes and prosecution rates. The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a collaborative evidence-based practice (EBP) project between forensic nurses and baccalaureate nursing students. The goal of the project was to determine best practice using an alternate light source (ALS) to identify trace DNA evidence in sexual assault forensic examinations.

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Americans With Disabilities: 2010

Articles or Reports | July 1, 2012
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Amnesty International

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An Overview of Strangulation Injuries and Nursing Implications

Articles or Reports | December 1, 2016
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The purpose of this topic brief is to provide the emergency nurse with an overview of strangulation injuries and clinically relevant information to enhance assessment, treatment, and support of a patient who has been strangled. Physiologic factors, risky behaviors associated with strangulation, strangulation as a component of IPV, and nursing implications are reviewed.

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Analysis of Cuyahoga County’s Procedures for Alleviating the Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits: Data and Methodology

Articles or Reports | March 1, 2016
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The purpose of this brief is to describe the data, sampling methods, and data limitations of the SAK Pilot Research Project. For more information about the SAK Task Force and its process, see “The Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force: Describing the Process of Testing, Investigating, and Prosecuting Unsubmitted SAKs” and “The Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kits (SAK) Pilot Research Project: Data and Methodology.” The findings from this project are presented in a series of brief reports written by the research team at the Begun Center.

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Animal Cruelty Issues: What Juvenile and Family Court Judges Need to Know

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For the last decade, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Courts Judges (NCJFCJ) has intermittently explored the connections that animals have with the justice system. The NCJFCJ has addressed canine court companions and therapy pets in youth facilities at conference sessions, in newsletter articles, and by sharing information about these types of programs with specific courts. The NCJFCJ has coordinated with The Humane Society of the United States to publish articles regarding animals and the justice system in its membership magazine. In the spring 2010 edition of the Juvenile and Family Justice Today magazine, the NCJFCJ featured an article, “Protect Domestic Violence Victims by Protecting Their Pets,”1 which addressed safe haven programs for pets. In the spring 2012 edition of the same magazine, the NCJFCJ highlighted an article on “Cause for Concern: Juveniles and Crimes of Animal Cruelty,”2 which described the link between juveniles committing acts of animal cruelty and committing other forms of violence against humans, identified animal cruelty by juveniles as a predictor of future violence, and noted the connection between being a victim of child abuse and engaging in animal cruelty as a juvenile.

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Anogenital Photo Documentation Guidelines 2021

Articles or Reports | December 7, 2020
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ARC3 Campus Climate Survey

Web Links | September 1, 2015
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In response to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault ARC3 developed a free campus climate survey for the higher education community.

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Are We Making a Difference? Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams Accessing Systems Change

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This resource includes stories from the field, tools, templates, and evaluation basics to get your team started in assessing its impact on sexual assault response in your community. It is designed to be an accessible, hands-on set of tools that its audience can pick up and use. It was created with multidisciplinary team leadership and members in mind. It does not include every step and detail of each evaluation method and story. Rather it is intended to spark a team leader’s attention and interest in thinking about ways some of the examples provided can be picked up by teams and modified, to shape an evaluation process that fits that team’s specific needs.

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