This guide examines the use of polygraph tests and other truth-telling devices (sometimes called “lie-detector tests”) in sexual assault investigations. It is meant to support the Violence Against Women Act and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005) provision that truth-telling devices must not be used with sexual assault victims as a condition of charging or prosecution of an offense. This guide examines special issues relevant to using truth-telling devices with sexual assault victims. Legislative and judicial actions that have been taken as a result of this debate will also be discussed. Victim advocates, law enforcement officers, and policy makers may use this guide to develop policies, practices, and procedures and to improve collaborations regarding the use of truth-telling devices as the VAWA 2005 provision is adopted across the United States. 

The first in a series of bulletins related to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program sustainability, this publication provides information gathered from the NSVRC SANE Sustainability Technical Assistance Project. It discusses six key areas related to sustainability: investing in people, understanding budgeting, reframing education, mentoring future leaders, creating strategic alliances and program evaluation.   For more resources on this topic visit the SANE Sustainability Project. 

This directory brings together many of the currently available resources and initiatives related to child sexual abuse prevention, providing descriptions of organizations, programs, projects and a wide range of resources. It offers user-friendly icons to assist you in locating specific types of resources. This 264 page manual also features category indices, resource bibliographies, and highlights related research and key stakeholders. View the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention materials in the NSVRC Library.

EstComprometer a los espectadores en la prevención de la violencia sexuale libro presenta la necesidad de una orientación urgente sobre la importancia de comprometer a los espectadores en la prevención de la violencia sexual. El relato proporciona el fondo necesario para el desarrollo de un enfoque que nos permita a todos involucrarnos con el fin de impedir esta calamidad. El libro analiza diversos motivos por los cuales una persona podría decidir tomar o no medidas al presenciar una variedad de comportamientos inapropiados, y describe formas de alentar y promover un mayor compromiso por parte de los espectadores. Este libro también es un excelente recurso de capacitación: al describir actividades y proporcionar instrucciones en toda su extensión se convierte en una guía útil de enseñanza sobre la participación del espectador en la prevención de la violencia sexual. En inglés.

This book presents a compelling orientation to the importance of engaging bystanders in sexual violence prevention. The narrative provides background on the development of an approach that empowers each of us to be involved in prevention. It discusses various reasons why individuals who witness a range of inappropriate behaviors may or may not take action, and presents ways to encourage and develop greater bystander involvement. Finally, this book serves as an excellent training resource; it provides activities and trainer instructions throughout that make it a useful educational guide on bystander engagement in sexual violence prevention. Also available in Spanish.
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NSVRC's debut newsletter! Featured inside: American Indians' Inspiring Approach, Coalition Spotlight, NSVRC Library... and more.

The second volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: Talking to Men About Rape, Blind Reporting, VAWNet, Coalition Spotlight... and more.

The third volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: Working with Men to Prevent Sexual Assault, Women of Color - SCESA, SAAM Campaign, VAWNet... and more.

The fourth volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: Working Together And/ Or Apart, Prevalence of Rape by Clergy and Others, SAAM 2003... and more.

The fifth volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: A Trip to the Rape Capital of the World, OCR Issues Decision in Harvard "Corroboration Rule" Case, Focus on Clergy Misconduct. Putting a Face to Rape. Six Elements to Public Advocacy . . . and more

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