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.
IAFN and and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) collaborating on this webinar presentation. Presenters include: Sally J. Laskey, NSVRC and Janine M. Zweig, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Urban Institute and Lisa Newmark, Ph.D., Associate Professor, George Mason University.
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Read related policy briefs:
- VAWA 2005 and Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams Policy Implementation and Impacts
- VAWA 2005 and Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams: Kit Storage Issues
- Accessing Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams: Victims Face Barriers
- Who Pays for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams?: It Is Not the Victim’s Responsibility
|Continuing Education Credit||Yes|
|System Requirements||Sound, Acrobat Reader|
|Audience||Advocates, Health care professionals, Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners|