This report exposes the ways in which we criminalize girls in the United States— especially girls of color — who have been sexually and physically abused, and it offers policy recommendations to dismantle the abuse to prison pipeline. It illustrates the pipeline with examples, including the detention of girls who are victims of sex trafficking, girls who run away or become truant because of abuse they experience, and girls who cross into juvenile justice from the child welfare system. By illuminating both the problem and potential solutions, the authors hope to make the first step toward ending the cycle of victimization-to-imprisonment for marginalized girls.
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.
For the full report and the study details, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6421a1.htm?s_cid=mm6421a1_w
How to Notify Victims about Sexual Assault Kit Evidence Insight and Recommendations from Victims and Professionals
This report describes research on victim and professional perspectives on the delivery of victim notification procedures, implementation of new victim notification processes, victim enga...
This publication is designed to promote consistency in the use of terminology and data collection across organizations that work to prevent sexual violence. The updated document provides more detail on the various definitions of “sexual violence” and by addressing how technology is used to perpetrate unwanted sexual experiences. Learn more and download.
Women of Color Leadership: A Look at the Experiences of Women of Color Executives in the Anti-Violence Against Women’s Movement
The report Women of Color Leadership, released by WOCN in 2011 in partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women, provides poignant detail from voices women of color in executive positions within the anti-violence movement, sharing their experiences beyond the "glass ceiling.” This report also contains insights from mainstream women in leadership positions offering their added viewpoint on the barriers that women of color leaders face.
Department of Defense 2014 Report to the President of the United States on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
This report includes information on the top indicators of progress made by the department of defense to improve sexual assault prevention and response. It includes information on efforts to engage military leaders, take the experiences of victims into account, and the rates of incidence, prevalence and reporting.
This report discusses the PREA Standards for a multidisciplinary response to sexual abuse in confinement. It includes assessment finding and barriers and strategies for creating a meaningful, compliant response.
This resource identifies concepts and strategies that may be used as a foundation for planning, implementing, and evaluating sexual violence prevention activities.
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