The NSVRC collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach and response strategies. This resource section includes access to NSVRC collections and selected online resources.
Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety partnered with the Ms. Foundation for Women in 2012 to examine the prevalence of this abuse and existing responses and to recommend next steps for a national strategy to respond to this epidemic. This issues brief summarizes the study, its findings, and its recommendations.
This Applied Research paper reviews both international and U.S.-based policy efforts to promote sexual abuse prevention and offers considerations for policy development in communities and organizations.
This Applied Research paper reviews the sociohistorical context of Black women’s sexual victimization, the characteristics of Black rape survivors and their experiences, and the risk factors that elevate Black women’s vulnerability to rape and consequences thereof. Culturally sensitive techniques to promote resilience are offered.
This brief statement from the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) discusses the verdict from a rape trial in Steubenville, OH that gained national public attention.
The NSVRC has partnered with the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence to create sample letters to the editor to support discussion related to the criminal case in Steubenville, Ohio. This sample focused on supporting survivors. Please see additional sample that focuses on social change. For more information on the response to this case see our resource page.
The NSVRC has partnered with the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence to create sample letters to the editor to support discussion related to the criminal case in Steubenville, Ohio. This sample focuses on social change. Please see additional sample focused on supporting survivors. For more information on the response to this case see our resource page.
Sexual violence and economic insecurity are intricately linked. This guide is to support advocates in connecting survivors to the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Program and ensuring that the TANF program is responsive to the needs of sexual violence victims.
Advocates can use the resources in this document with working with employers to improve workplace prevention and response to sexual violence. These resources can be shared with employers to help inform their policies.
This site is supported by Grant/ Cooperative Agreement No. 1UF2CE002359-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.