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Using Risk and Protective Factors in Prevention

These two examples show how we can use our knowledge of risk and protective factors to prevent sexual violence in the real world.

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Retired Sex Crimes Detective Joins Us for a New Webinar Series

NSVRC partnered with retired sex crimes detective Justin Boardman to bring you a series of webinars called “Through the Lens of Law Enforcement.”

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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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Partnerships, Planning, and the Possibilities for Policy Evaluation

In July, the NSVRC held an Ask a Preventionist!

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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 2...

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Cosby Trial 2017 - Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Allegations

In June 2017, comedian Bill Cosby will stand trial for aggravated indecent assault of a woman in his Montgomery County home more than a decade ago. The following fact sheet provides impor...

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xCHANGE Forum: Exploring Restorative Justice and Cultural Relevance, Accountability Resources

These documents support the June 2016 online xCHANGE Forum: Exploring restorative justice and cultural relevance. This forum explores current research and best practices that involve...

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Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed technical packages to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent violence.

One of the technical packages available is:

What is a technical package?

A technical package is a collection of strategies that represent the best available evidence to prevent or reduce public health problems like violence. They can help improve the health and well-being of communities. A technical package has three parts.

  • The strategy lays out the direction or actions to achieve the goal of preventing violence.
  • The approach includes the specific ways to advance the strategy. This can be accomplished through programs, policies, and practices.
  • The evidence for each of the approaches in preventing violence or its associated risk factors is included as the third component.