These guideliens provide a new comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. These Guidelines are issued to provide guidance and assistance to covered jurisdictions—the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the principal U.S. territories, and Indian tribal governments—in implementing the SORNA standards in their registration and notification programs.
 
National Guidelines For Sex Offender Registration And Notification

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 survey examines the access and inconsistent application of emergency contraceptives within the Indian Health Service system. This study looked at two major issues: the availability of Plan B as an OTC drug and the availability of Plan B during the delivery of sexual assault services. 

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. 

The following fact sheet offers questions and answers regarding anonymous reporting and forensic exmaniations. Some questions included are:

- What is a "Jane Doe Rape Kit"?
- Who has to comply with VAWA 2005 requirement regarding forensic examination?
- How long are states required to keep forensic examination collection kits?
 
Frequently Asked Questions: Anonymous Reporting and Forensic Examinations

This eNewsletter features a variety of new materials exploring the unique dynamics of violence against women in rural communities. Definitions, characteristics, and statistical overviews of rural populations are provided in addition to specialized resources on developing policy and practice responses for rural victims of domestic and sexual violence. Related resources from VAWnet’s existing collection are also provided in this issue.
 
Focus on Violence Against Women in Rural Communities

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) hosted a focus group in Green Bay, Wisconsin to discuss challenges to, and opportunities for, collaboration between states and tribes in Public Law 280 jurisdictions to address sexual assault in Indian country. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) provided technical assistance and collaborated with OVW on the design and delivery of the session.
 
Focus Group on Public Law 280 and the Sexual Assault of Native Women

This study identified the characteristics of sexual assault victimizations in Alaska, as recorded by sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) in eight cities, with attention to the key factors that impacted victims' genital injury and case legal resolutions.
 
Final Report: Alaska Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Study

The article lists 45 facts about violence against women in the U.S. and globally along with their sources. It also includes a selection of other web site links to find and verify violence against women statistics.
 
Facts about Violence: U.S. Statistics & Global

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