This guide delineates the benefits of forming a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect. It offers guidance on convening team participants, writing a mission statement, establishing protocols, promoting teamwork, and preventing burnout and addresses the importance of confidentiality policies, conflict resolution practices, and periodic review. The guide also includes an extensive list of related readings and contact information for organizations that offer training and technical assistance to MDT's.
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 Violence Against Women Online Resources commissioned document outlines the components of a coordinated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) model and illustrates the techniques and implementation strategies that should be utilized when gathering forensic evidence post sexual assault.
This VAWnet paper provides guidelines for the use and evaluation of research reports. It is intended to help advocates become more skilled and confident about reading and understanding research reports.
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 position statement by the Alianza Latina en Contra la Agresión Sexual (ALAS), (Latina Alliance Against Sexual Aggression) defines the challenges faced by Latina survivors and advocates and presents recommendations for eliminating barriers.
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