The Guide identifies issues and considerations unique to survivors who have experienced multiple victimizations and have multiple needs and describes advocacy and organizational approaches. Developed specifically for rape crisis centers and victim advocates working within criminal justice system agencies, the Guide offers practical strategies for assessing and enhancing responses to this specific population.
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 comprehensive report of the Michigan Sexual Assault Systems Response Task Force is built on the work of four multidisciplinary workgroups: the Prevention Education Workgroup, the Survivor Services Workgroup, the Medical System Workgroup and the Criminal Justice System Workgroup. Each group identified barriers to justice and services for survivors of sexual assault, short and long-term remedies to eliminate those barriers and strategies for the implementation of the remedies. The recommendations come in the form of 'best practice recommendations', and 'recommendations'. Best practice recommendations address an improvement or change in policy, protocols and response and recommendations address legislative or fiscal change. The Response to Sexual Assault: Removing Barriers to Services and Justice
The Tension of Turf builds upon Prevention Institute's initial coalition building paper Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide, which focused on the coalition start-up process. After years of working with coalitions, Prevention Institute has developed the current paper in response to something commonly witnessed within coalitions: turf struggle. Turf is a frequent problem that is often misunderstood. The paper discusses common types of turf struggles, reasons why they occur, and lists a set of recommendations for limiting the negative aspects of turf. The Tension of Turf: Making it Work for the Coalition
This tool was create to help organizations from diverse disciplines work together. It enables them to better understand each other's perspectives and to identify both strengths and gaps in their partnership. This tool is designed to eliminate misconceptions, clarify the benefits of collaborative participation, determine what needs to be better understood, and identify key players that may be missing.
This report includes findings from a national needs assessment that was conducted in 2005 with support from the Office for Victims of Crime. The goals of the survey were to (1) record the organization and administration of Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) nationally as an introductory “portrait” of collaborative responses and (2) collect data about SART training and technical assistance needs for inclusion in a forthcoming National SART Toolkit.
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