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Examining Uber’s Use of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy and the Development of Uber’s United States Safety Report

This report outlines an assessment of Uber’s integration of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy into its system of receiving and accurately categorizing reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault from users of its platform. Uber’s approach to using these data in the development of their 2019 United States Safety Report is also assessed.

Chad Sniffen Tue, 12/03/2019 - 13:36

Helping Industries to Classify Reports of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Assault

This report describes the work of a joint project between the NSVRC and the Urban Institute, in which a team of staff from both agencies developed an improved taxonomy (a system of catego...

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2018 Research Priority Poll

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) seeks feedback from the 60 state and territory sexual assault coalitions and 55 Rape Prevention Education grantees at the state and territory departments of health on research priorities in a biannual Priority Poll.

2018 Intervention Priority Poll

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) seeks feedback from the 60 state and territory sexual assault coalitions on intervention priorities in a biannual Priority Poll.

2018 Prevention Priority Poll

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) seeks feedback from the 60 state and territory sexual assault coalitions and 55 Rape Prevention Education grantees at the state and territory departments of health on prevention priorities in a biannual Priority Poll.

Innovations in Community-Level Prevention

This reCover image of the reportport focuses on how programs at the local and state levels have worked to engage with communities through community mobilization and public policy. It highlights examples from the field that represent promising directions in this area. 

Megan Thomas Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:43
National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach

In August of 2017, the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) released a report on National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach. In 2013, the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Report Act (SAFER Act) was passed into law amending the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide funds for grants to be administered to laboratories to address the critical need of eliminating the backlog of sexual assault kits, the law requires an establishment of protocols and practices.

In consultation with Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies, and government laboratories, the Department was required to develop and publish a description of protocols and practices to ensure accurate, timely, and effective collection and processing of DNA evidence, including practices specific to sexual assault cases. To that end, NIJ created the SAFER Working Group, which convened to develop protocols and practices to positively improve sexual assault responses and the experiences of victims.

This report, requested by congress, provides 35 of those recommended practices and protocols. For more information on the 35 recommendations and the report, please visit: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/250384.pdf

Chad Sniffen Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:07

Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide  for Community-Based Organizations

From the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families

As communities become more culturally and linguistically diverse, community-based service organizations (CBOs) are called to do more to reduce disparities in access and use of important social services. An important strategy is developing cultural competency—behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable CBOs to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. This resource guide identifies easily accessible resources on cultural competency that CBOs can use to become more responsive to the needs of their targeted populations, and to help attract funds to support their important work.

Innovations in Evaluation

This reCover image of the reportport highlights six state- and local-level approaches to evaluation and explores organizational and individual factors of evaluation capacity.

Megan Thomas Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:38
Issue 22: What's missing from the news on sexual violence? An analysis of coverage, 2011-2013

This publication explores how sexual violence is portrayed in the news and considers the implications of these portrayals for prevention advocates and journalists interested in discussing not just the details of sexual violence, but also how to end it. The findings lay the foundation for ongoing work to define more effective messages about sexual violence that can support prevention policies.

This work is part of a multi-year collaboration between the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Berkeley Media Studies Group.

Sally Laskey Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:26