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College-Aged but On the Streets: Young Adults Who Experience Homelessness and Sexual Violence

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National attention on campus sexual assault has sparked conversations across the country about the needs of sexual assault survivors aged 18-24 who attend college. However, many people aged 18-24 do not attend college, but women in that age group still experience the highest rate of sexual assault than any other age group. This series will explore different populations of young adults and potential strategies for reaching young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who are not attending a college or university. This paper will explore young adults experiencing homelessness and sexual violence. Future papers will address topics such as addressing sexual violence in low wage jobs, vocational and unemployment training programs, and in community college environments.

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Colorado Crime Victim Rights Act

Web Links | August 1, 2020
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The Victim Rights Act (VRA) in Colorado ensures that crime victims are treated with fairness, respect, dignity and that they are free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse. The VRA also helps to ensure that victims are informed of critical stages of the criminal justice process and that they may be present for, and heard, at certain stages as well.

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Colorado Probation Victim Notification Program

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This brochure provides information for victims of a crime for which the defendant was sentenced to state probation.

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Colorado Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Protocol

Protocols | January 1, 2016
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The purpose of this Colorado state protocol is to assist providers with the consistent and complete collection of the sexual assault evidence collection kit, which is one part of a comprehensive medical forensic response to sexual assault patients. This protocol incorporates Colorado’s three options for reporting: Law Enforcement Report, Medical Report, and Anonymous Report (which do not apply to minors, or at-risk elders). The protocol includes consent forms for victims to choose one of these reporting options and document their consent to the medical forensic exam and/or testing evidence/release of results.

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Combating Child Sex Trafficking: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2016
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This guide aims to assist law enforcement leaders in adopting effective multidisciplinary approaches to address child sex trafficking in their communities. This guide describes the following: the crime of child sex trafficking, the challenges in combating child sex trafficking, essential steps for law enforcement leaders to take in their jurisdictions, partners who can help law enforcement, and successful multidisciplinary practices in communities around the country.

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Combatting Witness Intimidation: Experiences in Creating Systems-Based Change

Articles or Reports | September 26, 2019
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Witness intimidation is a national epidemic, with offenders explicitly and implicitly threatening victims and witnesses to prevent them from reporting crime. Victims and witnesses who do report crime live in fear of retribution. This publication details the The Combatting Witness Intimidation (CWI) Initiative, which sought to identify challenges related to witness intimidation across all crimes, adopt strategies to address these challenges, and create methods to evaluate the impact of those approaches.

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Compendium of State and US Territory Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care (Fourth Edition)

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2019
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The Compendium is an at-a-glance summary of state and US territory laws, regulations, and other activities relevant to addressing domestic violence in health care settings. It includes analyses and themes that reflect policy and programmatic changes made in the last two decades by leaders in the fields of health care, policy and domestic/sexual violence advocacy.

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Complainant Notification and Information Line Protocols

Protocols | January 1, 2013
Author: Other

These protocols were created as an output of the Houston Sexual Assault Kit Action-Research Task Force. They establish the groundwork for how each cold case will proceed after analysis of the sexual assault kit (SAK) is complete, including investigative and victim notification procedures.

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Condom Trace Evidence: A New Factor in Sexual Assault Investigations

Articles or Reports | January 27, 2013
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Forensic experts typically identify sexual assault offenders by examining seminal fluid residues for sperm, proteins, blood grouping factors, and DNA profile. When sexual assailants use condoms, however, assuming no leaks or spills, this valuable evidence gets trapped inside the condom, which investigators may never recover. The same can be said for any traces from the victim–including vaginal cells, blood, and saliva–that otherwise might have been transferred to the assailant’s penis.

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Confidentiality and Sexual Violence Survivors: A Toolkit for State Coalitions

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2005
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This guide provides a checklist of issues, questions, and basic tips for a coalition staff attorney to use as a template when creating a confidentiality guide specific to the laws and policies of a particular state. Because the template is general, some of the topics enumerated may not be relevant to a particular state. Alternately, there may be some topics relevant to a state not included in the guide.

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Confidentiality: FAQ

Articles or Reports | September 1, 2010
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This publication from the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence answers frequently asked questions about confidentiality.

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Confronting Racial Bias Against Black and African American Victims in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Human Trafficking

Articles or Reports | April 1, 2021
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This article aims to provide prosecutors with tools to confront racial bias against Black women victimized by sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking in the criminal justice system by briefly exploring how the history of slavery and racial discrimination in America has produced and reinforced inequalities and challenges that Black women uniquely face as victims; offering examples of how bias affects the criminal justice response; and providing prosecutors with tangible strategies for eradicating biases against Black victims.

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Connecticut Technical Guidelines for Health Care Response to Victims of Sexual Assault

Protocols | January 1, 2017
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It is the goal of the Connecticut General Assembly and this Commission that, to the extent possible, sexual assault examinations be standardized throughout the state. To accomplish that goal, it is necessary that health care personnel who encounter or treat sexual assault victims have knowledge of what constitutes a proper and sensitive response: best practices in medical treatment, evidence collection, and follow-up services. The Technical Guidelines establish a standardized model for health care response to victims of sexual assault and the collection of sexual assault evidence.

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Connecting the Dots: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking

Videos | July 15, 2015
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The Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime and the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women produced this video to enhance the ability of law enforcement first responders to recognize and effectively respond to stalking. The video is designed so that it can either be shown in its entirety (approximately 18 minutes) or as individual chapters.

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Consent for Release of Sexual Assault Evidence

Tools & Templates | June 1, 2014
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Consent for the Storage of Physical Evidence Recovery Kit for Non-Reported Sexual Assaults (Virginia)

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Virginia has developed materials to provide instructions for mailing evidence to the state crime laboratory when a forensic examination is conducted without a report to law enforcement. They may be helpful for other jurisdictions implementing a similar procedure for transferring evidence. The instructions developed for the state of Virginia even include detailed pictures to illustrate the process, as well as a consent form for sexual assault victims to sign documenting their understanding of the process. While many community professionals are not aware of it, these procedures for mailing evidence are a standard practice for many law enforcement agencies; what is new in this context is the fact that the evidence is being mailed by forensic examiners rather than law enforcement investigators.

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Cost Savings and Cost Effectiveness of the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force

Articles or Reports | May 1, 2016
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This report details the cost savings and cost effectiveness of the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Task Force in Ohio. Findings are based upon the number of unsubmitted SAKs that had been tested as of January 1, 2016, and therefore, reflect cost savings and cost effectiveness only as of January 1, 2016. The Task Force will incur additional cost savings upon completion of the project. Estimates presented here should be interpreted as conservative estimations of cost. These findings provide further evidence of the cost the victims and the community have suffered because of the under-prioritization.

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Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States

Articles or Reports | March 1, 2003
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Although most people believe intimate partner violence (IPV) is a substantial public health problem in the United States, few agree on its magnitude. Recognizing the need to better measure both the scope of the problem of IPV as well as resulting economic costs—in particular, those related to health care—Congress funded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a study to obtain national estimates of the occurrence of IPV-related injuries, to estimate their costs to the health care system, and to recommend strategies to prevent IPV and its consequences

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Creating a Plan to Test a Large Number of Sexual Assault Kits

Articles or Reports | March 1, 2016
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This publication details 14 lessons learned during the Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative.

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Creating Access: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault with Disabilities

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2010
Author: Other

This publication is a chapter update to the Support for Survivors Training Manual, which was first published in 2001 by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). The information can assist sexual assault advocacy agencies in their goal of bringing about change in their communities and transforming the systems that are responsible for equitable services to survivors living with disabilities.

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Creating Partnerships with Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence

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This guide explores ways to work with faith communities to promote the well-being of all. It includes practical educational and organizing resources available to help individuals start and then continue on this path.

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Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008

Articles or Reports | December 1, 2010
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Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008-2010 – Statistical Tables

Articles or Reports | October 14, 2011
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This document provides statistical information for crimes committed against people with disabilities in 2008-2010.

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Crime Against Persons with Disabilities: 2009-2011 Statistical Tables

Articles or Reports | December 1, 2012
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The findings in this report are based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), a household survey that collects data on U.S. residents age 12 or older (excluding those living in institutions). The NCVS defines disability as a sensory, physical, mental, or emotional condition lasting 6 months or longer and causing difficulty in activities of daily living. Disabilities are classified according to six limitations: hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care, and independent living.

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Crime and Policing in Rural and Small Town America: An Overview of the Issues

Articles or Reports | September 1, 1995
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This report examines what is known about crime and policing in rural areas and small towns and how they are shaped by the rural environment. To place this discussion in a larger context, it is useful to consider broad reasons why a study of rural and small-town policing is important.

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