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Adapted from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault guide, this guide for survivors includes definitions related to civil lawsuits, information on the advantages and disadvantages of filing a civil suit, personal, financial and legal factors. The guide also discusses the role of an attorney and how to select an attorney. Civil lawsuit procedures are outlined and explained.
 
A Guide to Civil Lawsuits: Practical Considerations for Survivors of Rape and Childhood Sexual Abuse

This booklet provides information on ways that adults can protect children from child sexual abuse. The steps range from learning the signs of abuse to knowing the legal requirements for reporting the abuse. Darkness to Light is a grassroots national non-profit organization that seeks to protect children from sexual abuse by placing responsibility squarely on adult shoulders.
 
7 Steps to Protecting Our Children

This resource lists summaries of state statutes on access to emergency contraception.
 
50 State Summary of Emergency Contraception Laws

This resource is designed to help public policy officials, health care professionals, and other pertinent professionals understand how rape in America is measured, what the numbers mean, and what the limitations are of existing research.
 
Making Sense of Rape in America: Where Do the Numbers Come From and What Do They Mean

This edition of the VAWnet E-newsletter highlights new documents on VAWnet with useful information related to children and youth. New materials addressing systems advocacy, research, services, risk assessment, prevention and cultural intersections are featured.
VAWnet E-Newsletter: Focus on the Impact of Domestic and Sexual Violence on Children

The collection features topically organized research materials on issues related to sexual violence.
VAWnet: Sexual Violence Research Topics

The cost of crime to victims is an estimated $450 billion a year when factors such as medical costs, lost earnings, pain suffering, and lost quality of life are considered. Rape is the most costly to its victims, totaling $127 billion a year. The average rape or attempted rape costs $5,100 in tangible, out-of-pocket expenses. Medical and mental health care to victims represents the bulk of expenses. Adding to the impact a rape has on the victim's quality of life, the average rape costs $87,000 annually.
Victim Costs and Consequences: A New Look

"This monograph will explore different psychological and behavioral responses to sexual violence and why these responses appear to be 'counterintuitive' to the general public."
Victim Responses to Sexual Assault: Counterintuitive or Simply Adaptive?

This law was enacted in October 2000. It provides protection and assistance for victims of trafficking and includes the authorization of educations and public awareness campaigns as part if its prevention measures.
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

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