This VAWnet Applied Research paper provides an overview of some of the basic issues and questions that confront religiously identified women who have experienced abuse. The document focuses on three of the major religions in the U.S.: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. It outlines strategies for clergy and secular domestic violence advocates to reach out to one another in order to find and develop the resources needed to help domestic violence victims.
Violence Against Women and the Role of Religion

This report examined a survey which sought to gather information on the extent to which violence against women (VAW) agencies provide prevention programs, and to describe the nature and types of programs currently implemented.
Violence Against Women Prevention Programming: Report of What is in Use

This report analyzes the relationships between violent victimization and violent offending among juveniles, using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The authors found that victims of violence were significantly more likely than nonvictims to become violent offenders.
Violent Victimization as a Risk Factor for Violent Offending Among Juveniles

This VAWnet report examines the intersections of interpersonal and structural violence that are forcing abused girls and women increasingly into the criminal justice system not as victims, but as offenders.
Women's Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration

These three papers examine the relationship between violence against women and female criminality, prostitution and sex workers as victims as well as defendants, and the relationship between child abuse and neglect and later criminality among females.

Research on Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System

This report provides an assessment of the US Military Academy & US Naval Academy’s ability to address sexual harassment and assault within their institutions. It provides task force recommendations on how academies can better address these issues.

Report of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Harassment & Violence at the Military Service Academies

This report and accompanying fact sheet 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 report and accompanying fact sheet 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.

Report Describing Projects Designed to Prevent First Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence (Updated)

Provides an assessment of the Air Force’s capability to prevent and respond to sexual assault. This assessment was conducted in response to allegations made in January 2003 of sexual assault at the United States Air Force Academy. The report explains the methodology used and also provides findings and recommendations.

Report Concerning the Assessment of USAF Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

This report published by the Justice Policy Institute explores the negative impact that state compliance with the Adam Walsh Act will have on youth, communities, and states. Registering Harm: How Sex Offense Registries Fail Youth Communities

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