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This issue addresses the use of deliberate rationales to drive primary prevention efforts. The feature article discusses "etiological theories" and "change theories," and provides examples of how they can be applied to enhance primary SV/IPV prevention work. There is also an article examining how one local Virginia agency implemented a theory-driven prevention project with a local Girl Scout troop. Also provided is a handy appendix that summarizes select theories of individual and group change.
Moving Upstream: Volume 5, Issue 1

Provides practical assistance to statewide sexual assault coalitions and rape crisis centers to help them maintain victim confidentiality. This e-publication addresses common challenges, provides core concepts, and offers practical tips for improving confidential services to victims of sexual violence.

Strenghtening Sexual Assault Victims' Right to Privacy

 

NJOV collected information from a national sample of law enforcement agencies about the prevalence of arrests for and characteristics of Internet sex crimes against minors in the criminal justice system in the 12 months following July 1, 2000 and again in calendar year 2006.

The National Juvenile Online Victim Study: Methodology Report

This study documents that sexual violence against female children is a substantial problem in Swaziland and that such violence has serious health consequences. In a self reporting survey of 1900 households, one in three females reported that they had experienced some form of sexual violence as a child. But this study is more than a prevalence study. It also describes and documents many of the circumstances and conditions under which sexual violence tends to occur. These patterns provide important information about how to target and organize prevention strategies and policies.

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Sexual violence and its health consequences for female children in Swaziland: a cluster survey study

This 2 page fact sheet talks about sexual abuse in prisons and jails across the U.S.
The Basics About Sexual Abuse in U.S. Detention

This 2 page fact sheet talks about sexual violence in detention and how the general public knows so little about the reality of sexual abuse behind bars.
Truths About Sexual Abuse in U.S. Detention Facilities

This 2 page fact sheet talks about prisoner rape victims being highly vulnerable to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexual Abuse in Detention is a Public Health Issue

This two page fact sheet talks about the devastating consequences of sexual violence in detention and the extreme challenges that survivors may face.
Mental health consequences of sexual violence in detention

This short fact sheet talks about how sexual abuse of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) inmates constitutes one of the most rampant and ignored human rights violations in the U.S. today.
LGBTQ Detainees Chief Targets for Sexual Abuse in Detention
 

The report reveals that the backlog of untested rape kits in Los Angeles County is larger and more widespread than previously reported. Through dozens of interviews with police officers, public officials, criminalists, rape treatment providers, and rape victims, the report documents the devastating effects of the backlog on victims of sexual abuse.
Testing Justice: The Rape Kit Backlog in Los Angeles City and County

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