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Maze of Injustice, released in 2007, unraveled some of the reasons why Indigenous women in the USA are at such risk of sexual violence and why survivors are so frequently denied justice.

At the one year mark of the release of Maze of Injustice, there is significant, even historical, opportunity for change but there is also real danger that the follow through that is so desperately needed will not happen. It will require working together on all levels to fulfill the promises made.

This update presents the main achievements of the past year in more detail and identifies urgent priorities going forward.
 
Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA

This report from Amnesty International highlights the issue of sexual violence among indigenous women in the United States.  Interviews were conducted with Native American and Alaska Native survivors, their families, activists, support workers, service providers and health workers.  Issues of marginalization and discrimination are discussed as well as jurisdiction, policing, and prosecution problems.  Recommendations for addressing violence against indigenous women are also offered.
 Maze of Injustice

This VAWnet Applied Research document provides an overview of the research on marital rape, ideas for future directions to gain public and scholarly attention to the issue, and a marital rape resource page. An online course on this document is also available.
 
Marital Rape: New Research and Directions
Marital Rape Online Learning Course

The manual provides a standardized set of recommendations to estimate the direct and indirect economic costs of interpersonal and self-directed violence. It is intended primarily for economists, public health experts and researchers interested in conducting studies of this nature.
 
Manual for Estimating the Economic Costs of Injuries Due to Interpersonal and Self-Directed Violence

This report details the results of a national telephone survey identifying how probation and parole agencies managed adult sex offenders and a description of a model management process for containing sex offenders serving community sentences.
 
Managing Adult Sex Offenders in the Community: NIJ Research In Brief

The report discusses the results of a July 2005 survey conducted by NLCHP and NNEDV in which the primary objective was to assess the extent of housing denials and evictions of domestic violence victims due to the domestic violence committed against them. The report includes data, stories and locations of housing denials. The report concludes by offering several recommendations for ensuring housing rights for domestic violence survivors.
Lost Housing, Lost Safety: Survivors of Domestic Violence Experience Housing Denials and Evictions Across the Country

This VAWnet resource page provides a list of online resources focusing on legal and policy issues for sexual violence survivors and those working to assist survivors by improving the system response to sexual violence. It includes: links to US resources that are national in scope, links to civil legal resources, a collection of on-line documents, manuals and articles about the response to sexual violence, and, legislation regarding sexual assault, childhood sexual assault and sex offenders.
 
Legal & Policy Sexual Violence Resources

This article from the Stalking Resource Center Newsletter focuses on same sex intimate partner stalking.
 
Leaving No Victim Behind

This document has been developed for use by probation and parole officers, treatment providers, victim advocates, and others who work with sex offenders or the victims of sexual abuse.  It provides an overview of the dynamics and key issues warranting attention when considering reunification and preservation with sex offenders as part of a broader, more comprehensive approach to sex offender management.
 
Key Considerations for Reunifying Adult Sex Offenders and their Families

The primary purpose of this document is to assist examination facilities to minimize the physical and psychological trauma to the adult victim of a sex crime; maximize the probability of collecting and preserving the physical evidence for potential use in the criminal justice system; address important issues surrounding the collection of medical and physical evidence.
 
Kentucky Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Protocol: Hospital/Community Facility Procedural Guidelines for the Forensic and Medical Examination of Adult Sexual Assault Victims in Kentucky

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