This Applied Research paper examines restorative justice for sexual assault from the perspective of survivors. A large international literature promotes restorative justice options as satisfying and empowering to crime victims.

Restorative Justice Responses to Sexual Assault

This report describes what is being done in Minnesota to assist victims of sexual assault. The report combines local and national trends, published research literature, and insights gained through interviews with 25 expert observers from diverse perspectives. Interview participants included advocates and service providers, judicial and legal staff, survivors of sexual assault, culturally specific service providers, law enforcement personnel, national and local experts, and health care providers.
 
Critical Issues in Sexual Assault

This list includes CDC publication on the topic of Sexual Violence from 2002-2005.
 
CDC Publications regarding Sexual Violence

The following report explores the disproportionate vulnerability of women in disaster situations and offers recommendations for changing the effects of disasters on women's lives.
 
Caught in the Storm

This chapter from ICASA’s manual of facts and statistics discusses the physical and emotional effects of sexual violence.
 
By the Numbers: Physical and Emotional Effects

This chapter from ICASA’s manual of facts and statistics on sexual violence provides information on non-stranger sexual assault.
 
By the Numbers: Non-Stranger Sexual Assault

This chapter from ICASA’s manual of facts and statistics on sexual violence discusses adult victims of sexual assault.
 
By the Numbers: Adult Victims

This guide describes the problem of acquaintance rape of college students, addressing its scope, causes and contributing factors; methods for analyzing it on a particular campus; tested responses; and measures for assessing response effectiveness. With this information, police and public safety officers can more effectively prevent the problem.
 
Acquaintance Rape of College Students

This study was conducted to evaluate the adequacy of services provided to sexual assault survivors from their own perspective. This is the first ever citywide report that includes the survivor perspective in both the experiences of services and also in the recommendations for service improvement.
 
A Room of Our Own: Sexual Assault Survivors Evaluate Services

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

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