This pocket handbook provides guidelines and check list of tasks for law enforcement officers who are the first to respond to a sexual assault crime. Emphasis is placed on considerations for tailoring communications with sexual assault victims. Appendix includes Maryland sex crimes laws, official forms and referral information.
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This resource provides information about outcome evaluation design and qualitative, quantitative, or mixed approaches.
 Evaluation: Designs and Approaches

These recommendations were developed to provide useful and practical guidelines that will standardize the evaluation and management of sexual assault patients.
 Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient

The first section of the guide outlines existing laws that provide domestic violence victims (and in some states, victims of sexual assault and stalking) time off from work to address the violence in their lives and/or that protect victims from employment discrimination related to the violence. The second section outlines proposed legislation on this topic. Each of these sections is further divided into those laws or bills specific to domestic violence (and, where applicable, sexual violence and stalking) and those laws or bills that relate to crime victims more generally.
 Employment Rights For Victims Of Domestic Or Sexual Violence

This resource from the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women offers tips to help advocates and practitioners utilize the information found in articles from scientific journals. The document describes the key sections of a typical journal article and also provides a listing of select journals relevant to violence against women research.Understanding Scientific Journal Articles

This resource from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a 17-page synthesis of root causes theories with a full bibliography, describes each of the two major sexual assault theory areas and gives 2-3 paragraph explanations of each theory under the two categories. This will be helpful to people attempting to understand the state of current (and past) research on the root causes of sexual assault.

This document was created to assist organizations in their collaboration with researchers or local universities. The document will help organizations evaluate research proposals when asked to participate in or support a specific project.

Research Proposal Application and Evaluation Forms

This report describes ways to enhance police responses to stalking by focusing on collaborative community partnerships and protocols. Chapters include the meaning of stalking, community policing, problem solving and stalking response, a model stalking protocol, and reflections. Creating an Effective Stalking Protocol

GNESA presents strategies for faith communities to respond to sexual violence in this one page handout.


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The document was produced by the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was approved by the full body of U.S. Catholic bishops at its November 2002 General Meeting and revised in 2006.
 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, Revised Edition

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