This recorded webinar discussed promising sexual assault prosecution strategies as well as measuring effectiveness in a way that does not rely solely upon conviction rates. The presenters discussed other, more meaningful performance measures, and described how they can be used to more accurately measure and sustain effective prosecution practices.
Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams and VAWA 2005: Payment Practices, Successes, and Directions for the Future
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.
In this recorded web presentation, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, discusses the ways in which health care professionals can recognize and effectively respond to sexual violence against older adults. This presentation is based on the publication Sexual Violence in Later Life: A Technical Assistance Guide for Health Care Providers.
This webinar will focus on some of the key transgender inclusions in the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, case examples of medical advocacy with transgender survivors, and discussion of unique differences (both challenges and solutions) in providing care and advocacy to transgender survivors. Guest presenters include Kim Day (IAFN) and Eric Stiles (NSVRC).
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EVAWI developed a free training module and hosted a webinar to provide guidance on how to successfully investigate sexual assaults against people with disabilities.The course module offers 18 hours of continuing education units for those who are eligible. Access the course through their Online Training Institute.
You can access a recorded version of the webinar and obtain a copy of the slides through their webinar archive.
Building community collaborations to serve victims of sexual violence in later life Part 1: Why collaboration?
Community collaboration is a vital part of providing support to victims of sexual violence in later life (SVLL). In part 1 of this 3-part podcast series, Karla Vierthaler discusses what she learned while developing a curriculum to cross-train elder protective service workers and rape crisis advocates in Pennsylvania around SVLL.
Building community collaborations to serve victims of sexual violence in later life Part 2: Starting a task force
Community collaboration is a vital part of providing support to victims of sexual violence in later life (SVLL). In part 2 of this 3-part podcast series, Mary Beth Pulsifer discusses the creation and ongoing efforts of the New River Valley Elder Justice Task Force to support victims of SVLL in their community.
Building community collaborations to serve victims of sexual violence in later life Part 3: Deepening the conversation
Community collaboration is a vital part of providing support to victims of sexual violence in later life (SVLL). In part 3 of this 3-part podcast series, professionals from three agencies talk about how they came together to organize a community colloquium that focused on the sexual rights of older adults.