The NSVRC collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach and response strategies. This resource section includes access to NSVRC collections and selected online resources.
This manual provides recommendations for law enforcement, medical, advocacy and forensic science professionals on the identification, collection and preservation of physical evidence and the minimization of trauma to victim/survivors of sexual assault. Texas Evidence Collection Manual
The cover story in this issue of the National Institute of Justice Journal discusses a survey that examined whether potential jurors who watched these shows were more likely to acquit if scientific evidence was not presented during trial. The ‘CSI Effect’: Does It Really Exist?
This resource is a collective product of many years of experience and observation by Latina victim advocates in the anti-rape movement and addresses the importance of the role that Latina victim advocates have in this movement. The Anti-Rape Movement without Latinas?
This report documents the impact of rural life on the behavioral health of women, providing a comprehensive review of the current literature covering a broad array of interrelated behavioral health care needs and concluding with a discussion of the most pressing priorities for future research, policy decisions, and treatment implications. The report discusses the following; depression and anxiety, substance abuse, maternal health, HIV / AIDS, violence, homicide and suicide, gay rural women, elderly rural women, disabled rural women as well commonly cited barriers to treatment. The Behavioral Health Care Needs of Rural Women
This issue brief reviews research regarding the involvement of unaccompanied, homeless youth in various types of sexual exploitation including survival sex and recruitment into the commercial sex industry and will recommend a series of programmatic responses to meet their needs. While research indicates that the majority of homeless youth avoid victimization in the commercial sex industry, its harmful impact on long‐term health and wellness scars tens of thousands of youth annually. Current rates of victimization among homeless youth are unacceptable, and its continued existence indicates an urgent need for an increased national investment in outreach, supportive services, and housing.
This report offers a glimpse into the ongoing violence against women in Darfur and includes stats and short stories from survivors. It concludes by giving recommendations for stopping the rapes in Darfur and in conflicts throughout the world. The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur
This document summarizes the research on childhood stress and its implications for adult health and well-being. Of particular interest is the stress caused by child abuse, neglect, and repeated exposure to sexual and intimate partner violence. This publication provides violence prevention practitioners with ideas about how to incorporate information on childhood stress into their work.
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