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Evidence Collection

Program Evaluation & Improvement for Victims Services
  • Social Solutions
  • Ali Mailen Perrotto Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:00
  • 2014
  • Presenters from the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) and Social Solutions discuss where program evaluation is headed for providers of victims services, specifically in terms of using technology to connect research, evaluation, reporting and service delivery, and how your agency can prepare and become more data-driven in the process.

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    Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams and VAWA 2005: Payment Practices, Successes, and Directions for the Future

  • International Association of Forensic Nurses and National Sexual Violence Resource Center
  • 2014
  • 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.

    Understanding the Factors Behind Detroit’s Unsubmitted Kits

  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
  • 2014
  • 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.

    Rural SARTs: What the research tells us
  • NSVRC
  • Ali Mailen Perrotto Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:53
  • 2014
  • 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. 

    Data Collection
  • World Health Organization
  • Ali Mailen Perrotto Wed, 11/13/2013 - 09:34
  • 2013
  • 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.

    Overcoming conflict to build collaborations: An interview with Jeanne Ronayne

  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center
  • 2013
  • 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.

    Working jointly to break down barriers to services: An interview with Mary Brennan-Taylor
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center
  • Ali Mailen Perrotto Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:20
  • 2013
  • 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.

    Forging Community Collaborations: An interview with Rachel Gregory

  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center
  • 2013
  • 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.