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Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault

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As One Project

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The As One Project provides a community-based forum where secondary survivors of sexual violence can get information about how to support themselves and the survivors in their lives. As One hopes to create a safe space where people can learn about sexual violence, share their stories, and empower one another along their path to healing.

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Assessing Patients for Sexual Violence: A Guide for Health Care Providers

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Sexual violence is a common experience in the lives of women and men. Current estimates suggest that one in six women and one in 33 men will experience attempted or completed rape (i.e., forced oral, anal, or vaginal penetration) in his or her lifetime (Tjaden & Thoennes, 1998). People who have been sexually victimized are more likely to suffer from chronic physical and mental health problems than those who have not been victimized, and believe that their health is fair or poor (Golding, Cooper, & George, 1997). Female survivors of sexual violence visit the doctor more often than women who have not been victimized (Rosenberg et al., 2000). Given the high rates of sexual violence and potential health impacts, it is therefore likely that most health care providers will come into contact with victims of sexual violence.

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Assessing Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Homicide

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A team of researchers studied the Danger Assessment and found that despite certain limitations, the tool can with some reliability identify women who may be at risk of being killed by an intimate partner.

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Assisting Victims and Witnesses with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice Systems, A Curriculum for Lawyers

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This curriculum provides law enforcement officers with a basic understanding of mental retardation and the impact it has on an individual’s ability to interact with criminal justice personnel. It is designed to enhance an officer’s ability to respond more effectively to victims of crime who have mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.
Published 2002 / Format: spiral bound book / Item # 509 / Price: $15

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Attorney General Standards for Providing Services to Victims of Sexual Assault

Articles or Reports | December 1, 2004
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Authorization for Release of Sexual Assault Exam Information

Tools & Templates | September 21, 2009
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Averting the Campus Date Rape Crisis: Seven Steps for Colleges, Law Enforcement, and Medical Professionals

Articles or Reports | January 1, 1999
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The Guidelines for Campus Response to Sexual Assault Reports are to serve as a model for universities and colleges to follow in aiding victims of sexual assault. Additionally, they are designed to remind colleges and universities to invoke their campus disciplinary proceedings for people who possess, use, or deliver date rape drugs.

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Back to Loving Me: Reclaiming Your Authentic Self

Book | October 1, 2015
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Back to Loving Me introduces a new model: the Self-Empowerment Wheel. Its eight principles are outlined in the book: personal responsibility, positive self-image, self-love, inner peace, self-reliance, community, healthy boundaries, and assertiveness. Included are reference materials and over 40 personal growth exercises that can help facilitate individual and group learning. It is an easy-to-read self-help book for adults of any gender, race, or religion.

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Barriers to Services for Rural and Urban Survivors of Rape

Articles or Reports | May 1, 2005
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A significant proportion of survivors of rape do not utilize formal services to cope with the aftermath of rape. Understanding victimization experiences in environments that differ on resources, such as rural versus urban areas, may be an important dimension to consider in understanding barriers. Thirty women (18 rural and 12 urban) were recruited from rape crisis centers to participate in focus groups.

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Battered Women’s Justice Project

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Offers training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence.

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Best Practices in the Criminal Justice Resposne to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Guidance for CCR/SART Response Protocols

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“Best Practices in the Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Guidance for CCR/SART Response Protocols” is intended as an accompanying resource to the larger CCR/SART Development Toolkit. It serves as a guide for teams to use as they review best practices during Step Five in the protocol development process.

This toolkit primarily emphasizes the roles of core responders and service providers coordinating efforts within the criminal justice system. CCR/SARTs often include a number of additional service providers coordinating short- and long-term victim services, such as housing, mental health, long-term health care, job placement, and childcare. Some CCR/SARTs choose to outline the roles of these service providers in their protocols as well.

We strongly encourage teams, no matter how long they have been in existence, to review the CCR/SART Development Toolkit and to consider the strategies offered for laying a strong foundation and for establishing a successful protocol. Much of the information found here is expanded on in greater detail throughout the CCR/SART Development Toolkit.

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Bill 113 S.47: To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994

Articles or Reports | January 3, 2013
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Biological Evidence Preservation Handbook: Best Practices for Evidence Handlers

Tools & Templates | April 1, 2013
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The Biological Evidence Preservation Handbook offers guidance for individuals involved in the collection, examination, tracking, packaging, storing, and disposition of biological evidence. This may include crime scene technicians, law enforcement officers, healthcare professionals, forensic scientists, forensic laboratory managers, evidence supervisors, property managers, storage facility personnel, lawyers, testifying experts, court staff members, and anyone else who may come in contact with biological evidence. While many of the recommendations relate to the physical storage, preservation, and tracking of evidence at the storage facility, this handbook also covers the transfer of the material between the storage facility and other locations and discusses how the evidence should be handled at these other locations.

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BJS Campus Climate Survey Validation Study

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2016
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Presents the results of a nine-school pilot test that was conducted to develop a campus climate survey that collects school-level data on sexual victimization of undergraduate students. The report describes the development of the survey instrument and procedures for data collection, nonresponse bias analysis, weighting, and validity assessment. It presents estimates for each school on the prevalence and incidence of sexual assault, rape, and sexual battery during the 2014–15 academic year, as well as characteristics of the victims and incidents. It also provides estimates of the prevalence of sexual assault since entering college and during the student’s lifetime. In addition, the report examines the relationship between measures of campus climate and rates of sexual victimization.

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Black Women and Sexual Assault

Articles or Reports | October 1, 2018
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Breaking Barriers: Improving Services for LGBTQ Human Trafficking Victims

Articles or Reports | June 1, 2015
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Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) may be disproportionately affected by human trafficking. They face higher rates of discrimination and homelessness, making them especially vulnerable to traffickers.

When LGBTQ trafficking victims seek services or go through the criminal justice system they are often penalized for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Even when community members and service providers do want to help, they frequently lack the training needed to recognize trafficking or how to effectively and compassionately assist LGBTQ youth.

Breaking Barriers: Improving Services for LGBTQ Human Trafficking Victims, made possible through the generous support of the Palette Fund, provides valuable recommendations to service providers and criminal justice professionals, so that they may be better equipped to provide the specialized services and resources needed by LGBTQ trafficking victims and survivors.

If the basic needs of LGBTQ youth continue to go unmet, these young people face a greater risk of returning to their trafficking situations. Details as small as the type of deodorant or recreation options offered to an individual can make the difference in recovery.

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Breaking Barriers: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault From Immigrant Communities

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2010
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This document seeks to identify some of the critical issues affecting immigrant victims of sexual violence and to provide advocates with information, resources and tools to address them. Immigration law is complex and always changing; therefore, it is crucial that advocates develop partnerships with immigration experts and attorneys.

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Bridging the Language Divide: Promising Practices for Law Enforcement

Articles or Reports | February 1, 2009
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The report is organized in eight sections. Each section begins by identifying a promising practice and then describes how programs at different police agencies illustrate that practice. For example, under Promising Practice #3, “Maximize Resources,” readers will find that the Oklahoma City Police Department evaluates officers’ language skills and then assigns them to tasks that match their abilities. Some agencies’ programs will appear in more than one section because different aspects of the program are good examples of more than one promising practice.

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Brief History of EVAWI and Start by Believing

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Bringing Sexual Assault Offenders to Justice

Videos | November 11, 2013
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British Columbia Sexual Assault Victim Service Worker Handbook

Protocols | January 1, 2007
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This handbook is for people who work with women and men who have been sexually assaulted. These survivors may have been sexually assaulted as children or as adults, but are seeking services as adults. While some of the survivors you are assisting may still be legally considered children, the intent of this handbook is to address the needs of survivors of adult sexual assault rather than child sexual abuse.

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Bruising in Older Adults

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Our research translations highlight key points of aging- and abuse-related articles for use by practitioners working with older adults.

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