This research report discusses the outcomes of a study conducted to understand the help-seeking patterns of behavior among teens who experienced sexual assault and reported it. The study found patterns in reporting, including reports that were voluntary, reports that were involuntary, and reports prompted by the circumstances of the assault. The research suggests that teens who made voluntary reports were more likely to stay enaged in the legal system.
This NIJ special report outlines the issue of untested sexual assault kits that remain in law enforcement custody and evidence rooms and the impact that these kits have on communities and sexual assault response. The report addresses victim notification and protocol when a kit is sent for testing and appropriate follow up.
Read this special report.
Competencies Needed by Health Professionals for Addressing Exposure to Violence and Abuse In Patient Care
This publication is provided as a starting point for professional organizations and educational institutions to prepare their helping professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, veterinarians, and beyond, to develop the skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of individuals who may have experienced abuse and violence.
The goal of this course is to help nurses acquire essential knowledge and skills to appropriately respond to elder mistreatment. This course prepares nurses to integrate nursing and forensic sciences into the care of vulnerable older adults who have been mistreated or are at high risk for mistreatment by trusted others.
It includes 12 Modules with Instructor Materials, Participant Materials and PowerPoint presentations. Additional resources and appendices are also available online.
This report provides an overview of the National SANE Coordinator Symposium Project in order to increase SANE program development.
The following bulletin provides information on creating a business plan for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs by providing a realistic roadmap to sustainable healthcare practice. As part of the NSVRC SANE Sustainability Series, this bulletin reviews the basic steps for developing a sound business plan and explains each component.
This document is part of the NSVRC’s SANE Sustainability Series. The relationship between a medical director and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program coordinator is an important one.
The first in a series of bulletins related to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program sustainability, this publication provides information gathered from the NSVRC SANE Sustainability Technical Assistance Project. It discusses six key areas related to sustainability: investing in people, understanding budgeting, reframing education, mentoring future leaders, creating strategic alliances and evaluating programs. For more resources on this topic visit the SANE Sustainability Project.
This protocol was designed as a guide for criminal justice and health care practitioners who respond to victims of sexual assault.