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

This short article discusses the importance of parents and other caregivers to understand what is "normal" sexual development and behavior in children and teenagers, and which behaviors might signal that a child is a victim of sexual abuse, or acting in a sexually aggressive manner towards others. The article also distinguishes between age appropriate and age inappropriate sexual behaviors.

Recognizing Healthy and Unhealthy Sexual Development in Children

The following article talks about the importance of parent-child communication and how parents who provide resources, express their feelings and values can raise youth who respect themselves and behave responsibly. Includes facts, resources and discusses growth and development at the different ages.

Raising Sexually Healthy Youth: Rights. Respect. Responsibility & Parent-Child Communication

This article talks about what many parents and caretakers are concerned about today when it comes to their children. It talks about what parents can do to reduce the risk and increase the likelihood that their children will disclose to them should they be abused. The article also includes tips for providing fertile soil for raising sexually healthy children and adolescents.

Raising Sexually Healthy Children and Adolescents: General Overview and Look at 'Normal Development'

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