This Victim Law Bulletin discusses the impact of secondary victimization within the criminal justice system for people who have experienced multiple forms of victimization and how to reduce the harmful impacts of this experience.
This comprehensive sexual assault protocol includes a procedure for anonymous reporting. It was developed in Cambria County, PA and provides guidance on responding to victims who are reluctant or unsure about getting involved in the criminal justice system.
This statement from the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence discusses legislative solutions proposed to address the backlog of sexual assault forensic exam kits. It lists the essential elements needed to resolve this issue through legislation.
Issue #13 of Strategies In Brief provides a review of research studies on the presence or absence of genital or anal injuries in cases of sexual assault. Absence of injury is relatively common, but this does not necessarily indicate that no assault occurred.
This statement from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) concerns the criminal sentencing of Jerry Sandusky to 30-60 years behind bars for child sexual abuse. NSVRC supports these young men and their loved ones who endured years of pain, waiting for justice to be served. Judge Cleland reassured victims by saying, "It is for your courage, not your assault that you will be remembered." The NSVRC echoes this sentiment and applauds the victims’ strength and courage and hopes today brings them an opportunity to further their own paths to healing. Read full statement.
This statement discusses Philadelphia Monsignor being found guilty of child endangerment in a 2012 Philadelphia, Pa case and the key responsibilities of adults in leadership positions to prevent sexual violence.
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