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xCHANGE Forum: Exploring Restorative Justice and Cultural Relevance, Accountability Resources

These documents support the June 2016 online xCHANGE Forum: Exploring restorative justice and cultural relevance. This forum explores current research and best practices that involves cases of sexual violence and the culturally unique needs of our communities.

Offender Apology Package

Client Evaluation Package (Bend, Oregon)

How Restorative Is Your Agency Assessment

Sample Victim Impact Statement


View the entire archive of the xCHANGE forum

The Resource Newsletter of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center: Spring/Summer 2016

The Spring/Summer 2016 edition of The Resource highlights culture in a number of ways:

  • Director’s Viewpoint: Karen Baker, NSVRC Director, discusses how changes in the culture surrounding sexual violence have been prominent this year, from the Oscars to the White House.
  • Evaluation is for everyone: Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) shares their culturally relevant evaluation process, from building a framework to implementing strategies in the community.
  • West Virginia’s online academy provides needed resources: West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (WVFRIS) developed an online training academy for service providers.
  • Community Integrity Program uses evidence-based practices: Princeton University’s Community Integrity Program is a secondary prevention program that holds individuals who offend accountable.
  • For some patients, there is a correlation between sexual trauma and disordered eating: Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine shares the connections between sexual trauma and eating disorders.

This issue also includes a look back at this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a spotlight on the Hawaii Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Community Action Teams, and several milestones for NSVRC.

Do you have an idea for a future story? Send your ideas to with the subject line “Resource Story Idea.”

xCHANGE Forum Summer Series

NSVRC's xCHANGE Forum summer series is an opportunity for those working to end sexual violence to exchange information and explore new research. Through live discussion researchers, advocates, and practitioners can connect to better understand current research, best practices, and emerging needs.

Taylor Teichman Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:12

NIJ Report Details High Levels of Violence Experienced by Native Communities

The National Institute of Justice released a report on violence experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native women and men. Using data from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), the report provides an in-depth look at the prevalence of sexual violence, physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and psychological aggression by intimate partners. The report also looked at the impact of violence on victims. These talking points highlight key findings.

Considering Family Reconnection and Reunification after Child Sexual Abuse: A Road Map for Advocates and Service Providers
This guide is written for sexual assault program advocates working with families who are considering reunification with someone who has sexually offended. It provides an overview of the reunification process and how to navigate the process of clarification, reconnection, and reunification.


slaskey Fri, 05/27/2016 - 08:09
Key Findings from Sexual Violence Victimization and Associations with Health in a Community Sample of African American Women

African American women sitting on sidewalk with arms resting on kneesBasile, Smith, Fowler, Walters, and Hamburger (2016) offer a window into the lived experiences of African American women in Sexual violence victimization and associations with health in a community sample of African American women. This research translation summarizes the article’s key findings to help support sexual violence prevention and response strategies with Black and African American communities.

slaskey Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:28

Impact of the Cosby hearing: 5 critical points

Image of talkling points fileHigh-profile cases in the media are an important opportunity to educate the public about the realities of sexual assault. Specifics of each case are different, but our role as advocates is always to support survivors and help everyone understand sexual violence. These talking points were created to assist in those discussions.