End Violence Against Women International

This interactive map provides information for each state and territory based on the Aequitas document Summary of Laws and Guidelines with Charts:  Payment of Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations.

Office for Victims of Crime

This training, Ethics in Victim Services, explores common ethical conflicts and how to apply ethical standards and decisionmaking to resolve them. The participants will learn information and skills related to values and responses to victims, ethics in victim services, and standard decisionmaking process.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

(~1 hour) This interactive online course addresses the increased vulnerability to sexual violence that can occur during and after disasters. Participants will learn about the connections between oppression, sexual violence, and disasters. With case studies from Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, and examples from other recent calamities around the world, the module highlights the need for pre-planning to prevent and respond to sexual violence in future disasters.

DNA Initiative

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This course provides 13 modules, giving a comprehensive discussion of recommended practices for the forensic expert to follow when preparing for and testifying in court. Because laws may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, experts are advised to check with local attorney(s) and become familiar with the laws applicable in the court where they will testify. You must register to participate in this module. A PDF version of this course is also available for download.

Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Resources from this workshop, including videos and presentations, address the use of traditional and new media to communicate evidence-based information for violence prevention and new applications of social media and new communications technologies to prevent violence.

National Institute of Justice

This interactive website provides information on what is termed "CSI Theory." Aimed at aiding officers of the court, video clips discuss how to address public perceptions about criminal investigation and prosecution gained from television crime drama.

VAWnet, The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

This 30 minute online learning tool is adapted from the Applied Research Paper, Marital Rape: New research and directions by Raquel Kennedy Bergen. Participants will learn the definition, risk factors, and effects of marital rape and will be able to identify potential intervention strategies.

Jennifer Grove for VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Jennifer Grove of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center interviews Kimberly Lonsway, Research Director for the non-profit organization End Violence Against Women International. Lonsway earned her PhD in the department of psychology at the University of Illionis-Urbana Champaign. She is the lead author on the VAWnet Applied Research paper: Rape Prevention and Risk Reduction: Review of the Research Literature for Practitioners.

Virginia Department of Health, Division for Injury and Violence Prevention

This online course discusses statutory sexual assault and coercion in the state of Virginia.  It discusses related laws and legal issues, information perpetrators and victims of statutory sexual assault, and health outcomes and consequences.

National Judicial Education Program

This judicial education program addresses issues related to sexual violence within intimate relationships, especially in adjudicating domestic violence cases.


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