International Association of Forensic Nurses and National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The Violence Against Women Act, reauthorized in 2005, mandated states receiving STOP funding to provide free sexual assault forensic exams to victims without having to report the sexual assault to law enforcement. This webinar recording reviews findings from the first evaluation to look at implementation practices across the U.S.
In this interview, Rebecca Campbell discuss the five primary reasons that Detroit developed a large number of sexual assault kits that were not submitted to the crime lab for DNA-testing. Dr. Campbell — one of the nation’s foremost experts on sexual assault — also talks about how these “risk factors” could apply to other jurisdictions. These are among the first findings to come in on NIJ’s action-research projects in Houston and Detroit to study the issue of unsubmitted evidence in sexual assault cases.
Megan Greeson, Assistant Professor of Psychology at DePaul University, presents preliminary findings via webinar for NSVRC staff and advisors on a research project about Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) in rural communities.
This course provides an introduction to the collection of data, analysis and dissemination of research and reporting findings to prevent and control injury. It promotes data collection practices in places where accurate information is not yet available. The course materials include a facilitator's guide and 7 modules.
This audio podcast is an interview with Jeanne Ronayne, the Program Manager for Victim Services for Dodge, Filmore, Olmstead Community Corrections in Rochester Minnesota. Her program provides sexual assault services as part of a multiservice agency and has been a part of a collaboration with a local Child Advocacy Center since its inception.
This audio podcast is an interview with Mary Brennan-Taylor, the Vice President of Programs for the YWCA of Niagara, a dual domestic violence and sexual assault program. Mary described her program's work to launch a satellite office for the local Child Advocacy Center within the YWCA facility.
This audio podcast is an interview with Rachel Gregory, the Prevention Education Coordinator and Youth Counselor at Safe Harbors. Rachel discussed some basic logistics for her center’s collaboration with their local Child Advocacy Center, focusing on the importance of forging through difficulties to show the value of an advocate and that every community partner plays a role in keeping services child-focused.
This audio podcast is an interview with Renee Yokum, the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator at Women Aid in Crisis in Randolph County West Virginia. She discusses the history of a collaborative effort with the local Child Advocacy Center that has spanned nearly a decade.
This recorded webinar provides an overview of the second edition of the Attorney General's National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, including changes from the previous edition and the impact on policy and practice. Log-in is required. (1.5 hours)
CDC offers an interactive web resource on making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. The goal of evidence-based decision making is to bring a high standard of research evidence into the decisionmaking process while taking into account the contextual and experiential factors that influence decisions.
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