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Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization,National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011

This report examines sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization using National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) data from 2011. The report describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization; racial/ethnic variation in prevalence; how types of perpetrators vary by violence type; and the age at which victimization typically begins. For intimate partner violence, the report also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of victimization, including the need for services.

This 2011 data finds that in the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes; an estimated 1.6% of women reported that they were raped in the 12 months preceding the survey. The case count for men reporting rape in the preceding 12 months was too small to produce a statistically reliable prevalence estimate. An estimated 43.9% of women and 23.4% of men experienced other forms of sexual violence during their lifetimes, including being made to penetrate, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, and noncontact unwanted sexual experiences. The percentages of women and men who experienced these other forms of sexual violence victimization in the 12 months preceding the survey were an estimated 5.5% and 5.1%, respectively.

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The Effectiveness of Sexual Assault Services in Multi-Service Agencies

This Applied Research paper examines whether organizational affiliation and structure affect the quantity and quality of sexual assault services. The paper offers recommendations for futu...

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PREA & The SART Response

This resource from the Wisconsin Adult Sexual Assault Response Team Protocol by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault breaks down the responsibilities of various agencies represented on a SART in cases of inmate-on-inmate and staff-on-inmate sexual assault.

Megan Thomas Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:30
Orientation to a Think Aloud observation session

The process described in this document, adapted from Are We Making a Difference? Sexual Assault Response Teams Assessing Systems Change: A Resource for Multidisciplinary Team Leadership by the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault helps gather information about the protocol, process, and set of procedures used during a sexual assault case by various responders. 

Megan Thomas Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:44
Prevalence of Sexual Violence Against Children and Use of Social Services- Seven Countries, 2007-2013

This report includes data released from the global Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) and suggests that at least 25% of females and 10% of males have experienced childhood sexual violence, with less than 10% of those victims receiving the supportive care that they need.

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Sally Laskey Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:32