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Impact of Weinstein Trial Verdict: 5 Critical Points

Following the announcement of a split verdict and conviction on 2 of 5 counts in the criminal trial of Harvey Weinstein, here are 5 critical points to keep in mind.

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Three Lessons Businesses Can Learn from Uber’s Collecting and Reporting Sexual Assault Data

A repost of a blog from our partners at the Urban Institute, Dr. Janine Zweig and Emily Tiry. Originally posted here on the Urban Institute's website.

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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

Helping Industries to Classify Reports of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual AssaultThis 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 categorization) for reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault received by Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber), from users of Uber's ride-sharing and other app-driven services. This improved taxonomy helps Uber to more effectively categorize reports of these sexually violent experiences, which in turn helps Uber to better determine the most appropriate outreach and ultimate action taken in response to each report.

The report also discusses the implications of this improved taxonomy for Uber's creation of transparency reports for sexual violence, and ways that this taxonomy and its method of development can improve similar efforts in other businesses and industries.

Chad Sniffen Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:43

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

Cover image of the fact sheetIn 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 important context on sexual violence, including victim behavior and trauma, offender dynamics, and the use of drugs and alcohol to perpetrate sexual violence, to members of the media covering the trial and other interested parties.