This fact sheet and accompanying report were developed as part of a large contract, “Evaluation Assistance for Projects Designed to Prevent First-Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence,” funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and conducted by RTI International (a trade name for Research Triangle Institute). The study was initiated in September 2002 to identify sexual violence prevention programs and provide evaluation technical assistance. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center can provide additional information on the programs that were highlighted.
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
This VAWnet resource page provides access to various training descriptions, materials and tools that may be useful in sexual violence prevention and education activities. Resources highlighted range from field-specific professional development trainings to materials for use in training-the-trainers. In particular, it highlights curricula promoting the competency of such first responders as rape crisis program staff and volunteers, law enforcement, forensic teams, health care providers, and others. As possible, descriptions note any stated primary goals and purposes, settings and audiences, possible adaptations to other contexts, and any components that have been evaluated. Training Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention & Education
This 2-page fact sheet provides a general overview of sexual violence and provides answers to the following questions: Why is sexual violence a public health problem? How does sexual violence affect health? Who is at risk for sexual violence? How can we prevent sexual violence? How does CDC approach sexual violence prevention? Where can I learn more? Understanding Sexual Violence
The guide is designed to help prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers understand the state of victim/witness assistance in rural communities, including staffing limitations, the roles and responsibilities of advocates, and the challenges that rural prosecutors' offices face in providing assistance to crime victims and effectively prosecuting the perpetrators of crime. It provides an overview of these challenges along with tips and strategies for overcoming them. Likewise, the guide includes promising practices with an extensive list of resources. Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors
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