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Responding to Stalking: A Guide for Prosecutors

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This guide is intended as a resource for prosecutors in stalking cases. It provides an overview of what stalking is and the best practices for prosecuting offenders. It should not be taken as legal advice but instead used as a guide for attorneys to support their own research and for problem-solving in prosecuting these types of cases.

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Responding to Stalking: A Guide for Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Programs

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Developed by the Stalking Resource Center in partnership with the American Probation and Parole Association, and the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, this guide describes effective approaches to supervising stalkers, which include focusing on victim safety and insisting on offender accountability and behavior change. It encourages probation and parole officers to screen offenders for stalking behavior, document the incidents of stalking, and actively pursue all violations.

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Responding to Survivors with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overview for Sexual Assault Advocates

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The situations above reflect real-life dilemmas when sexual violence impacts people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Multiple studies have shown that sexual victimization of people with disabilities* generally is among the highest of any group of people. The Bureau of Justice Statistics found the rate of violent victimization for persons with disabilities was nearly three times the rate of those without during a three-year period (U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics [BJS], 2014). A more recent BJS report found during the 2010-14 timeframe that persons with cognitive disabilities had the highest rates of total violent crime, serious violent crime, and simple assault among the disability types measured (BJS, 2016).

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Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

Training Modules | June 1, 2014
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Transgender victims, like all victims of sexual assault, want and deserve to be respected, heard, believed, served, and supported. This guide will help you do just that.

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Restitution: Making it Work

Articles or Reports | November 1, 2002
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Restitution: Making It Work, the fifth in the series, provides an overview of state legislation and current issues related to the collection of courtordered restitution to crime victims. Although every state has enacted legislation on this issue, many crime victims who are awarded restitution never receive any money or receive only a small portion of what the court has ordered the defendant to pay. This bulletin and the others in the Legal Series highlight various circumstances in which relevant laws are applied, emphasizing their successful implementation.

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Rhode Island Day One

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Riding the Bull at Gilley’s: Convicted Rapists Describe the Rewards of Rape

Articles or Reports | January 1, 1993
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Data from interviews conducted with 114 convicted, incarcerated rapists in a Virginia prison 1980 and 1981 were used to address the question of what rapists gain from sexual aggression and violence in a culture seemingly prone to rape.

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Rights and Remedies: Meeting the Civil Legal Needs of Sexual Violence Survivors

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 identify legal options in the civil justice system. It is not a substitute for legal advice.

It is also not a detailed overview of state-specific law. Rather, it is a toolkit designed to identify the legal issues that may be implicated for a survivor and the possible sources of law for the remedies chosen.

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Rights Enforcement Toolkit

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The Toolkit has three parts: Pretrial, Trial, Post-Trial. Whether you are entering a case pretrial, during trial, or post-trial, because victims’ rights can arise at any time, reviewing all of the tools is critical. The tools come in the form of video tutorials of rights, flowcharts that guide you through the how and when of asserting rights, checklists to ensure you are making all of the best arguments, and sample pleadings.

The Toolkit is meant as an overview; because every case is complex and every survivor unique, NCVLI’s legal team is ready to provide in-depth technical assistance.

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Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors

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This guide is designed to help prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers understand the state of victim/witness assistance in rural communities, including staffing limitations, the roles and responsibilities of advocates, and the challenges that rural prosecutors’ offices face in providing assistance to crime victims and effectively prosecuting the perpetrators of crime. It provides an overview of these challenges along with tips and strategies for overcoming them based on a survey of rural prosecutors’ offices conducted by the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI). APRI identified five promising practices that have helped rural prosecutors’ offices overcome their challenges. These promising practices, along with an extensive list of resources, are also discussed in the guide.

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Sadistic vs Non-Sadistic Sex Offenders (VHS)

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This is a disturbing video that looks at the extreme of sex offenders – the sadistic sex offender. It is the second of two videos that are produced and narrated by Dr. Anna Salter. It is an excellent training aid intended for professional as opposed to lay audiences.

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Safe Haven: Interfaith Partnership against Domestic Violence

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Safe Havens’ staff and Advisory Board include faith community members, domestic violence service providers, and business experts. Safe Havens works with diverse faith congregations across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and across the U.S. to promote safe and effective faith-based responses to domestic violence.

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Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange – Lessons from a Decade of Change

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While the need for supervised visitation and exchange for victims of domestic violence and their children had long been recognized, the Safe Havens Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Program (Safe Havens Program) provided a key opportunity to expand services available and to do so in a way that accounted for the realities of domestic violence. By focusing on the realities of domestic violence post-separation, this program has led to a significant shift in how those services are offered.

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SAFE Protocol: Trans-specific annotation

Tools & Templates | January 1, 2013
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In April 2013, the Office on Violence Against Women announced publication of the 2nd edition of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Adult/Adolescent (SAFE Protocol, 2d.), available at https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ovw/241903.pdf. The 145-page document discusses transgender survivors 25 times. In nearly every case, the content truly is trans-specific (as opposed to “LGBT”), including a major section on pages 38-39. This annotated handout provides additional information about each of the references in the Protocol.

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SAFE TA Project

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Offers technical assistance and training on the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam.

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SAFEta Forms Library

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The forms library is intended to be a resource for SANE/SAFE programs and SARTs to use as either templates or ideas for formulating tools for their own communities. Some of the tools are operational such as program management forms, sample consents and other tools which may be helpful to new programs. Other forms include sample assessment forms, body maps and examples of chain of custody forms from programs around the country.

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Safety & Privacy in a Digital World

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This newly updated special collection explores ways to promote safe internet use, build healthy online communities, and promote social justice online, while addressing some of the ways that abusers misuse technology to commit gender-based violence. The collection features resources that highlight the importance of privacy and promote safe online interactions, paying particular attention to working with children and youth to foster safe online spaces. It also includes resources for survivors who have experienced or are currently experiencing digital abuse, and provides helpful information for service providers.

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Safety Net: National Safe and Strategic Technology Project

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NNEDV’s Safety Net: National Safe & Strategic Technology Project creates resources to help victims and agencies respond effectively to the many ways that technology impacts victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual violence and stalking.

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Safety Planning with Survivors of Non-Intimate Partner Sexual Assault

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2014
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SAKI Evidence Tracking Toolkit

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The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) offers an Evidence Tracking Toolkit, which includes documents, webinars, and other resources on a three key topics: (1) Conducting a Sexual Assault Kit Inventory, (2) Selecting and Implementing and Evidence Tracking System, and (3) Sample Evidence Tracking Systems.

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Sample Chain of Custody Report

Tools & Templates | January 1, 2013
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San Diego County SART Systems Review Committee Report

Articles or Reports | August 1, 2015
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This report provides a detailed review of the sexual assault forensic examinations conducted in 2012-2013 in San Diego County, CA.

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San Diego County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART): Standards of Practice

Protocols | April 1, 2001
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These Standards of Practice address the timeliness and quality of examinations, access and availability, cost, prosecutability, and communications among providers of services. As with any dynamic process, these Standards are a continual work in progress. It is recommended that they be reviewed and revised yearly.

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