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This report discusses the value and benefits of rethinking violence prevention.  It suggests an approach that identifies and deconstructs root causes of violence.  Of particular interest in this report is the discussion of the predictability of violence on a community or population wide level.

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This toolkit employs art, in various forms, as a universal language and medium for communicating their message about sexual assault prevention and awareness. 

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This guide, designed for counselors and advocates, explores the complex connections between substance abuse and addiction and sexual violence.  It provides information on understanding addictions and treatment options, a literature review of research on the topic, and a section of special considerations for rape crisis centers. 

This toolkit is a collection of resources that victim service professionals may use to formalize, expand on, or evaluate their interagency responses to sexual assault. The toolkit includes five main sections:

  • Learn About SARTs briefly reviews the basics: definitions and statistics related to sexual assault, the common makeup of SARTs and the reasons behind setting them up, and a brief historical outline of SART development since the 1970s.
  • Develop a SART lays out the steps involved in putting together your SART. You'll learn how to build your team; collect data about your jurisdiction to help you create a relevant victim response; develop a strategic plan outlining your goals, objectives, and protocol; determine communication standards for your team (e.g., ethical communication, confidentiality); hold effective meetings; monitor and evaluate your victim response; and sustain your SART. This section also includes detailed information about common SART members--describing their roles and responsibilities--and highlights several critical issues related to sexual assault that every SART should know.
  • Put the Focus on Victims describes how victims may be feeling, approaches to responding to various victims, and ways to help victims heal.
  • Follow Innovative Practices highlights SART programs from around the country. See what other jurisdictions are doing before setting up or revamping your SART. Programs cover the fields of advocacy, law enforcement, health care, prosecution, and forensics and deal with multidisciplinary issues and culturally specific practices.
  • Find Tools includes sample resources for specific SART members and tools to use when developing your team and evaluating its activities. Find examples of surveys, forms, brochures, guidelines, legislation, memorandums of understanding, and other resources.

This document provides a compilation of U.S. rape and sexual assault statutes that was updated in 2009.

The nation's first Sexual Violence Benchbook designed specifically to guide lower court judges in the handling of sex abuse crimes. It is a resource for Magisterial District Judges that provides information to help them understand the procedural requirements and complexity of sex abuse crimes.

Minor Judicial Benchbook - Complete Book (22 Megs)

Broken down by section for easier downloading:
Intro and Section One: Understanding Sexual Violence  (10 Megs)
Section Two: The Process of a Sex Offense Case (12 Megs)
Section Three: Resources (.5 Megs)
 

Esta hoja de datos presenta una breve descripcion del enfoque de la intervencion de la/el espectador en la prevencion de la violencia sexual, los puntos clave de este tipo de intervencion, resultados basados en evidencia respecto de la eficacia del enfoque y recursos clave para encontrar informacion adicional sobre este modelo. En ingles.

This three-page fact sheet presents a brief overview of the bystander intervention approach to sexual violence prevention, key points about this type of intervention, evidence-based outcomes regarding the effectiveness of the approach and key resources for finding additional information about this model. It is also available in Spanish.

This guide was produced to inform and inspire ongoing discussion in the field about what it is that defines a rape crisis center. Fifteen states are profiled, with analysis of philosophical approach, clients, advocacy, counseling, and organizational standards.

This technical research report explores the prevalence, context, response, reactions and reporting of various forms of sexual violence on historically black college and university campuses.  This research was conducted in an effort to close current gaps in the literature in this topic area.

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