This Report and Executive Summary discuss the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) victims’ rights clinics are an effort to clarify and enforce victims’ rights legislation. The NCVLI clinics were intended to promote awareness, education, and enforcement of crime victims’ rights in the criminal justice system.

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This booklet discusses the the evaluation of victim's rights clinics, which were designed to increase awareness of victims’ rights among criminal-justice professionals and to respond to violations of rights through legal advocacy.

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NCVLI’s Victim Law Bulletins, provide in-depth analysis of important topics relating to the assertion and enforcement of crime victims’ rights and offer practice tips

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.

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The NSVRC and the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence offer the following talking point to support discussions about the March, 2013 Steubenville, Ohio Criminal Trial.

Aequitas released Issue #8 of their Strategies Newsletter. The December 2012 edition offers information for prosecutors on sexual abuse in confinement.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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