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2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Poster (2013)
OVC, PS000026.
The 2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) theme poster is available for download in 11" x 17" in color and black and white and can be customized for your organization before printing. You also may order the 22" x 28" color version in English, which features the theme colors of blue and black through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) by visiting www.ncjrs.gov. A Spanish version is also available for download.
PDF (11 x 17 Color) | PDF (11 x 17 Black & White) | PDF (22 x 28 Color) | PDF (22 x 28 Black & White) | PDF (Spanish Version)
2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide (January 2014)
OVC, 150 pages, NCJ 243538.
The 2014 NCVRW Resource Guide includes a wide array of user-friendly outreach tools, current statistics on victimization, information on the history of victims' rights in the United States, and concrete, practical ideas on how your community can help restore the balance of justice for crime victims. Hardcopy versions of this year's Guide include Introductory Materials and NCVRW Resource Guide Artwork which can be ordered through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) at www.ncjrs.gov. Hardcopies of the 2014 NCVRW Theme DVD and CD-ROM contain additional campaign material and can also be ordered at www.ncjrs.gov.
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2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme DVD and CD-ROM (February 2014)
OVC, 0 pages, NCJ 243539.
The 2014 NCVRW Theme DVD highlights progress made since the passage of the Victims of Crime Act in 1984 that makes victim services and rights more open, inclusive, and flexible. The CD-ROM contains all 2014 NCVRW Resource Guide content, including the artwork in three electronic formats (JPEG, fillable PDF, and Adobe Creative Suite files) in both color and black and white.
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Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program: Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes (July 2007)
OVC, BC000744.
This brochure describes the OVC Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, which provides federal funds to support crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice support, crime victim compensation, and training and technical assistance during crisis aftermath.
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Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance 2011 Edition (Revised May 2012) (May 2012)
OVC, 66 pages, NCJ 235121.
These guidelines establish policy and provide guidance to be followed by U.S. Department of Justice personnel in their interactions with crime victims and witnesses. Effective October 1, 2011, these guidelines clarified DOJ's responsibilities to provide mandated rights and services enumerated in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) and the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act (VRRA) as well as other statutory requirements. Furthermore, the guidelines examine the unique requirements of vulnerable victims, including a recent update in May 2012 that addresses the scope of the federal child abuse reporting requirement under section 13031 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 13031.
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Break the Silence: Sexual Assault and the SART Solution (June 2013)
OVC-Sponsored, 0 pages, NCJ 243297.
This online video is designed to help in the creation a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and can be used to educate other potential members, management, and the community on how SARTs can provide improved response to victims of sexual assault and increased offender conviction rates. Recognizing the severity, complexity and impact of sexual assault in Indian Country and rural areas, the video can be used by Native American and rural SARTs to make their respective communities aware of an existing SART program and its value.
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Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice System Response to Child Victims and Witnesses (June 1999)
OVC, OVC Others, 32 pages, NCJ 176983.
This monograph describes the best practices and programs that focus on the most effective response to child victims and child witnesses by all those who work in our criminal justice system.
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Part Of the OVC Others Series
Building a State Victim Assistance Academy-Vermont's Experience (April 2008)
OVC, 2 pages, NCJ 221684.
This online bulletin describes Vermont's experience in developing a State Victim Assistance Academy, providing information about useful strategies for designing, pilot testing, and implementing the academy.
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Building Victim Assistance Networks With Faith Communities: Lessons Learned by the Vermont Victim Services 2000 Project (April 2007)
OVC, 21 pages, NCJ 215201.
This e-publication provides information to victim service providers seeking to engage faith communities in serving crime victims. The publication focuses on lessons learned from the Faith Community Initiative developed through the OVC-funded Vermont Victim Services 2000 demonstration project, a model resource network for providing services to crime victims tailored to the needs of the community. It also discusses issues unique to faith-based victim assistance, and other initiatives that involve collaboration between the victim service and faith communities.
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Children at Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs: Helping Meth's Youngest Victims (June 2003)
OVC, Bulletin, 12 pages, NCJ 197590.
This bulletin describes the health and safety risks faced by children who live at or visit clandestine methamphetamine labs. Measures are suggested to respond to children’s mental and physical health issues when law enforcement officers seize meth labs. The experiences of several states that use multidisciplinary teams are offered as examples of promising interventions and the importance of collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies to ensure the care and protection of these children is emphasized.
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Children Exposed to Violence: Criminal Justice Resources (1999)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Others, 12 pages, NCJ 176984.
This bulletin is a companion piece to the OVC monograph "Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice Response to Child Victims and Witnesses". It provides information about the resources, tools, and services available to improve our individual and collective response to children who face crime and violence in their lives.
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Part Of the OVC Others Series
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (June 2008)
OVC, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000314.
Since 1989, OVC's Children's Justice Act grant program has provided funds and technical assistance to help AI/AN communities to better handle serious child abuse cases from disclosure and investigation through prosecution and case resolution. This fact sheet discusses activities funded through CJA, eligibility, and supportive training and technical assistance for grantees.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
Community Outreach Through Police in Schools (August 2003)
OVC, Bulletin, 4 pages, NCJ 197038.
This bulletin describes a collaborative effort between child development and community policing practitioners to help children cope with the effects of violence. The school-based intervention program combines the experience of police officers and mental health professionals to minimize the emotional and psychological effects of violence on middle school students.
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Compensation Protocol: A Guide to Responding to Mass Casualty Incidents (October 2004)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 259 pages, NCJ 212431.
This manual provides managers and staff of crime victim compensation programs with a mass casualty protocol that reflects practices and lessons learned from those who have responded to mass casualty events.
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Consumer Rights Screening Tool for Domestic Violence Advocates and Lawyers (2011)
OVC-Sponsored, Bulletin, 20 pages, NCJ 236432.
Professionals who serve domestic violence survivors must understand the consumer law problems survivors face. This screening tool provides an overview of consumer issues survivors face and discusses how to identify these issues in the course of one's client work.
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Coping With the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One or When You Are a Victim/Crime Survivor (November 2005)
OVC, 5 pages, NCJ 212166.
Anticipation of a holiday without a friend or family member can be harder than the actual holiday itself. This Web page resource has suggestions from survivors for getting through the holidays.
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Crime Victims Fund (June 2013)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000391.
The Crime Victims Fund is a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation. This fact sheet provides information about the Fund, established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), and the various grant programs (formula and discretionary) funded using VOCA dollars.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
DNA: Critical Issues for Those Who Work With Victims (April 2007)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 211970.
This 24-minute DVD raises awareness for victim advocates, criminal justice practitioners, and others who work with crime victims about the issues involved for those whose cases involve DNA evidence. The video highlights issues such as collection and preservation of evidence, the crime's impact on the victim, victim notification at points along the process, and victim involvement and participation in the process.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual (June 2005)
OVC-Sponsored, 201 pages, NCJ 210901.
Developed by the American Bar Association and funded by OVC, this publication provides guidance to communities interested in establishing similar teams. Elder abuse fatality review teams review deaths caused by or related to elder abuse and can improve the response of community agencies to elder abuse victims. This document is available electronically from ABA's Commission on Law and Aging (http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html).
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Ethics in Victim Services (April 2009)
OVC-Sponsored, 156 pages, NCJ 210178.
No issue is more complex—or important—than the ethical considerations related to serving victims of crime. Ethics in Victim Services, an OVC online training curriculum, provides information related to values and responses to victims; ethics and standards in victim services; and ethical decision-making. Downloadable materials include Instructor and Participant Manuals, PowerPoint slides and vignettes, and a customizable agenda.
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Existe Ayuda: Help Exists Toolkit (May 2011)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 234271.
This toolkit includes replicable Spanish-language tools and resources to help improve the cultural competence of service providers and the accessibility of services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence. Resources include the following: glossaries-Spanish terms related to sexual assault and trafficking; presentations-PowerPoint slides used in presentations to promotoras (community health workers) and victim advocates; and tools-a pocket card, handout, factsheets, and scripts for public service announcements and outgoing answering machine messages.
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Existe Ayuda: Victims' Rights Pocket Card (May 2011)
OVC, Fact Sheet, 2 pages, NCJ 234272.
The purpose of this resource is to promote awareness of sexual assault victims' rights; including the right to services regardless of race, economic status, language preference, or residency status.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | HTML (English Translation)
Expanding Services To Reach Victims of Identity Theft and Financial Fraud (October 2010)
OVC, Electronic Document, 15 pages, NCJ 230590.
Identity theft and financial fraud are increasingly common crimes, but few resources exist to prepare victim service providers to help victims of these crimes. This e-publication showcases the efforts of four OVC grantees to expand the reach of their services to victims of identity theft and fraud. The publication includes a number of practical tools for developing an intake process and case handling protocols; training staff, pro bono attorneys, law enforcement, and other professionals; and staging an effective public awareness outreach campaign. In addition, each of the grantees offer many self-help materials to enable victims to become better self-advocates.
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F.A.S.T. (Financial Abuse Specialist Team) (May 2003)
OVC, Videotape, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 198153.
This 30-minute video highlights financial crime against the elderly and features the work of Santa Clara County's Department of Aging and Adult Services, which created a Financial Abuse Specialist Team (F.A.S.T.) that has been nationally recognized for its work fighting elder financial abuse. The video educates viewers on all aspects of elder financial fraud and serves as a template for agencies interested in creating a F.A.S.T. team in their own communities.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip) | Video (Flash Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Factors That Impact the Determination by Medical Examiners of Elder Mistreatment as a Cause of Death in Older People (Final Report) (July 2008)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 73 pages, NCJ 223288.
With medical examiners rarely considering elder mistreatment (EM) as a cause of death due to the possible lack of research and evidence to support this determination, this study was undertaken to begin to develop primary data and a literature base on the forensics of elder mistreatment.
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Faith-Based Responses to Crime Victims (DVD) (April 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 216616.
This 30-minute DVD provides the faith community and the victim services field with examples of successful partnerships that are making a difference in victims' lives throughout the Nation. These promising practices are intended to inspire the two communities to collaborate effectively to expand their victim service networks.
Abstract | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Family Violence: An Intervention Model for Dental Professionals (December 2004)
OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 11 pages, NCJ 204004.
Because most domestic violence injuries are to the head and neck, dentists are in a unique position to identify victims. This bulletin describes a training model that teaches dental professionals how to recognize symptoms and patterns of abuse, create a safe environment for disclosure, intervene appropriately when abuse is suspected, refer patients to appropriate services, and file mandatory reports.
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Part Of the OVC Others Series
Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017 (January 2014)
OVC, 84 pages, NCJ 244569.
This report was developed by the Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, in partnership with the member agencies of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and other federal agencies. The plan discusses goals and objectives and the actions that federal agencies will take to ensure that all victims of human trafficking in the U.S. are identified and have access to the services they need to recover.
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Final Report of the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime (December 1982)
OVC, 148 pages, NCJ 087299.
President Ronald Reagan created the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime in 1982 to address the needs of the millions of Americans and their families who are victimized by crime every year. In creating its report, the task force reviewed the available literature on criminal victimization, interviewed professionals responsible for serving victims, and spoke with citizens from around the country whose lives have been altered by crime.
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First Response to Victims of Crime (DVD) (April 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 211619.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well. This 30-minute video is available in VHS (NCJ 211618). A companion guidebook (NCJ 217272) is also available.
Abstract | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers (July 2010)
OVC, OVC Training Guidebooks, 98 pages, NCJ 231171.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Guidebooks Series
Gaining Insight Taking Action Basic Skills for Serving Victims DVD and Companion Guidebook (April 2011)
OVC, OVC Videos, 89 pages, NCJ 232780.
This 55-minute DVD comprises three videos and guidebooks: Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime; Meeting the Needs of Underserved Victims; and Substance Abuse and Victimization. It is a valuable training tool for service providers, criminal and juvenile justice professionals, mental health providers, legal advocates, and other audiences who want to better understand how to communicate effectively with crime victims, the challenges faced by underserved victim populations, and the relationship between substance abuse and victimization. A discussion guide accompanies this DVD.
Abstract | PDF (Guidebook) | HTML (Listen to My Story: WMV) | HTML (Listen to My Story: Quicktime) | HTML (Underserved Victims: WMV) | HTML (Underserved Victims: Quicktime) | HTML (Substance Abuse: WMV) | HTML (Substance Abuse: Quicktime)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Good Samaritans: Volunteers Helping Victims Program Handbook and Training Guide (April 2009)
OVC, 61 pages, NCJ 225703.
This online guide is designed for prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, community groups, and faith-based organizations interested in using volunteers to expand their outreach to crime victims. A product of the Good Samaritans program in Mobile, Alabama, it provides guidance for replicating the program in other communities, as Mobile has done, and training volunteers to provide emergency services to victims including home repair, compassionate support, and referrals to other services.
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Guide for Journalists Who Report on Crime and Crime Victims (September 2009)
OVC-Sponsored, 66 pages, NCJ 236257.
This guide is designed to advise and assist journalists who seek to cover crime and victimization in a way that is sensitive to crime victims, yet still allows them to fulfill their role and responsibilities to the public as reporters.
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A Guide to the Role of Crime Victims in Mental Health Courts (June 2008)
OVC-Sponsored, 60 pages, NCJ 223344.
This guide, intended primarily for stakeholders involved in either planning or operating mental health courts, highlights the potential role of crime victims in mental health courts, as it addresses the challenges court teams face in attempting to involve victims of crimes committed by individuals with mental illnesses.
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I'm Going to Federal Court with Mark & Julie (For Children Ten Years and Up) (1997)
OVC, 0 pages, NCJ 157156.
This activity book includes pages to color, games, puzzles, and information to teach child witnesses about the court experience they will face.
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Implementing SANE Programs in Rural Communities: The West Virginia Regional Mobile SANE Project (June 2008)
OVC, Portable Guide, 58 pages, NCJ 221749.
Although Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs have spread throughout the country, they remain scarce in rural communities. OVC’s replication guide highlights an OVC-funded demonstration project from the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS), which sought to use on-call SANEs to serve hospitals throughout a four-county region in a rural area of West Virginia. The guide focuses on how the project was planned and implemented and the lessons learned by FRIS and other stakeholders. It also provides a checklist for other rural communities to use in replicating a similar project and access to materials developed during implementation.
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Improving Tribal/Federal Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases Through Agency Cooperation (1998)
OVC, Bulletin, 7 pages, NCJ 172877.
This bulletin encourages close cooperation between tribal and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure effective investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. Employing multiagency protocols and teams, for instance, helps address the jurisdictional overlap and confusion in oversight that often leads to multiple investigations and child interviews, which result in unnecessary victim trauma.
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In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life (August 2010)
OVC, OVC Videos, 137 pages, NCJ 227928.
This two-DVD package and training guide (NCJ 227928) uses the voices of older victims to facilitate a dialog among a range of professionals about the dynamics of abuse, the barriers these victims have to overcome to live free from abuse, and interventions and potential collaborations that may be effective in such cases. In addition to individual segments with victims, family members, victim service providers, and allied professionals, the DVDs include several topical segments and a montage of victim and advocate voices designed for use by policymakers. It also includes an interactive role play between a parish nurse and an adult daughter caring for her father intended to help professionals recognize justifications for elder mistreatment. A trainer's guide, which accompanies these DVDs, provides background on the victims and discussion questions targeted at a variety of professional audiences.
Abstract | PDF (Trainer's Guide) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 1) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 2) | Video (Disc 1 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 1 .mov Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Information for Victims of Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor (2002)
OVC, 4 pages, NCJ 202628.
This brochure from the U.S. Department of Justice provides basic information about the rights of victims of trafficking in the United States and describes assistance and protections that may be available.
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International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (2010)
OVC, BC 000762.
This brochure describes the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), which is authorized by Congress to reimburse eligible direct victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses associated with that victimization. It includes a list of the expenses that are eligible for reimbursement; explains the difference between itemized, interim emergency, and supplemental applications; and provides deadlines for filing a claim.
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International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program--Report to Congress (October 2008)
OVC, 39 pages, NCJ 222307.
This report outlines the activities and accomplishments of OVC’s International Terrorism Victims Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) from October 2006 through May 2007. The report includes a background of the program, authorizing legislation, and funding structure; an explanation of the procedures for filing and processing applications for reimbursement; a description of the policies, procedures, materials, and tools instituted to promote public awareness about the program; a statistical analysis of applications received and victims assisted; and future program needs and suggested improvements.
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International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2009 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 239201.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2008 through August 2009 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
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International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2010 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 240996.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2009 through August 2010 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
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International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2011 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 240997.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2010 through August 2011 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
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International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program--Report to Congress (2009)
OVC, Report, 32 pages, NCJ 231686.
This report outlines the activities and accomplishments of OVC's International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) from June 2007 through August 2008. The report includes a background of the program, authorizing legislation, and funding structure; an explanation of the procedures for filing and processing applications for reimbursement; a description of the informational materials, tools, and outreach campaigns targeted at potential claimants and collaborating agencies and partners; a statistical analysis of applications received and victims assisted; lessons learned; and future program goals.
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Internet Crimes Against Children (December 2001)
OVC, Bulletin, OVC Training, 8 pages, NCJ 184931.
This document explores the nature of Internet crime and the complex challenges it poses for law enforcement personnel and victim service providers as they work to protect children. The document discusses challenges such as investigating geographically dispersed crimes, gathering evidence, and apprehending offenders while considering how best to respond to children and their families.
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Part Of the OVC Training Series
Justice for All Act (April 2006)
OVC, OVC Fact Sheets, 4 pages, FS 000311.
This fact sheet describes the 2004 Act (H.R. 5107, Public Law 108-405) signed into law by President George W. Bush. The Act seeks to protect crime victims' rights, eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, and improve and expand the DNA testing capacity of crime laboratories.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
Learning All About Court With "BJ": An Activity Book for Children Going To Federal or Tribal Court (1996)
OVC, 40 pages, NCJ 167252.
This activity book contains games, puzzles, and information designed to instruct children on the jobs performed by tribal and federal court personnel.
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Making Restitution Real: Five Case Studies on Improving Restitution Collection (2011)
OVC-Sponsored, 140 pages, NCJ 234310.
Prepared by National Center for Victims of Crime with the support from OVC, this report provides five real-world case studies which detail efforts to improve the collection of victim restitution. This resource can be used by other jurisdictions to review and improve the policies and programs for collecting restitution.
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Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012 (April 2014)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 21 pages, NCJ 244697.
This report presents estimates on nonfatal domestic violence from 2003 to 2012. Domestic violence includes victimization committed by current or former intimate partners (spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends), parents, children, siblings, and other relatives. This report focuses on the level and pattern of domestic violence over time, highlighting selected victim and incident characteristics. Incident characteristics include the type of violence, the offender's use of a weapon, victim injury and medical treatment, and whether the incident was reported to police. The report provides estimates of acquaintance and stranger violence for comparison.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities (March 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 350 pages, NCJ 245295.
NIJ-funded researchers at the Urban Institute have completed a study of the underground commercial sex economy in eight cities--Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Seattle, San Diego, and Washington, DC. The study is a first step toward building scientific understanding of the illicit sex market.
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Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2012 - Statistical Tables (February 2014)
BJS, BJS Technical Reports, 15 pages, NCJ 244409.
This report presents counts and rates of hate crime victimization in 2012, using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey. The tables show change in the number and rate of hate crime victimizations since 2011 and during the 10-year period since 2003. They examine the perceived motivation for the hate crime, demographic characteristics of victims and offenders, and the percentage of hate crime reported to police.
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Part Of the BJS Technical Reports Series
Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2012 - Statistical Tables (February 2014)
BJS, NCJ 244525.
This report presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2012. The report compares the victimization of persons with and without disabilities living in noninstitutionalized households, including distributions by age, race, sex, victims' types of disabilities, and other victim characteristics.
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Understanding Trends in Hate Crimes Against Immigrants and Hispanic-Americans (December 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 157 pages, NCJ 244755.
The intent of this report is to inform policy makers and practitioners about the strength of the empirical foundation of measured hate crime in the U.S. Trends are frequently in question when discussing the need for action to combat hate crime, as are determinations about what groups are at highest risk, and where best to direct efforts to prevent and respond to such offenses. To facilitate such deliberations, the report provides an overview of current time-series data measuring hate crime, and their utility for assessing the presence and significance of trends. It describes the process of gathering the databases and other information discussed in this report, how they were analyzed, and the conclusions reached about the ability of extant data to measure trends in hate crimes against immigrants and those of Hispanic heritage residing in the U.S.
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Homicide in the U.S. Known to Law Enforcement, 2011 (December 2013)
BJS, Report, 18 pages, NCJ 243035.
This report presents data on homicide trends from 1992 to 2011. The report describes homicide patterns and trends by age, sex, and race of the victim. It explores weapon use, with a focus on trends in firearm use and homicide trends by city size.
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Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2013 (December 2013)
NIJ, 189 pages, NCJ 223572.
This regularly updated compendium lists and briefly describes all of the projects funded under the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program.
Abstract | PDF (Full Document) | PDF (Title) | PDF (Table of Contents) | PDF (Part A) | PDF (Part B) | PDF (Part C) | PDF (Part D) | PDF (Part E) | PDF (Part F) | PDF (Part G) | PDF (Part H) | PDF (Part I) | PDF (Part J) | PDF (Grants Index)
Victims of Identity Theft, 2012 (December 2013)
BJS, Bulletin, BJS Bulletins, 27 pages, NCJ 243779.
This report presents findings on the prevalence and nature of identity theft from the 2012 Identity Theft Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. The report details the number and percentage of persons age 16 or older who reported at least one incident of identity theft over the past year. It describes how the personal information was obtained, financial losses due to identity theft, victim reporting to credit bureaus and police, and the impact of identity theft on victims' lives. The report also presents a lifetime prevalence rate for identity theft and information on the preventative actions taken to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
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Part Of the BJS Bulletins Series
Intimate Partner Violence: Attributes of Victimization, 1993-2011 (November 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 243300.
This report presents data on trends in nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2011. Intimate partner violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend. This report focuses on attributes of the victimization such as the type of crime, type of attack, whether the victim was threatened before the attack, use of a weapon by the offender, victim injury, and medical treatment received for injuries. The report also describes ways these attributes of the victimization may be used to measure seriousness or severity of the incident.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Criminal Victimization, 2012 (October 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Bulletins, 17 pages, NCJ 243389.
Presents 2012 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States. This bulletin includes violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft). It describes the annual change from 2011 and analyzes 10-year trends from 2003 through 2012. The bulletin includes estimates of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and injury and use of weapons in violent victimization. It also describes the characteristics of victims.
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Part Of the BJS Bulletins Series
Children's Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization (October 2013)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 240555.
This bulletin presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding the co-occurrence of victimization and delinquency among children who are exposed to violence.
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National Survey of Residential Programs for Victims of Sex Trafficking (October 2013)
BJA-Sponsored, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 244678.
Residential programs around the country were surveyed in order to learn how many residential programs for victims of sex trafficking were in operation. Thirty-three residential programs in the United States were found that offer services to trafficking. This report found a total of 682 beds for trafficking victims in the U.S.
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Measuring the Prevalence of Crime With the National Crime Victimization Survey (September 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Technical Reports, 27 pages, NCJ 241656.
This report presents comparisons of victimization rates and prevalence rates of nonfatal violent crime and household property crime from 1993 to 2010. The report uses prevalence rates to describe patterns of repeat victimization for violent and property crime and to identify specific population subgroups at the highest risk for repeat victimization. It compares violent victimization and prevalence rates across victim age and sex and according to victim-offender relationships.
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Part Of the BJS Technical Reports Series
Indicators of Labor Trafficking Among North Carolina Migrant Farmworkers, Final Report (August 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 147 pages, NCJ 244204.
The study sought to achieve two goals: (1) document the characteristics and indicators of labor trafficking, including component crimes, collateral crimes, and other community impacts; and (2) provide law enforcement with actionable knowledge to help identify labor trafficking.
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Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying (July 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 198 pages, NCJ 243296.
The goal of this project was to expand knowledge about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology (e.g., social networking sites, texting on cell phones), and how the experience of such cyber abuse within teen dating relationships or through bullying relates to other life factors.
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Evaluating Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs (July 2013)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 241930.
This article discusses the efforts of Michigan State University researchers to develop a toolkit that SANE programs can use to evaluate how they affect the prosecution of sexual assault cases in their communities and explains how to implement the user-friendly toolkit. It also offers ideas for using the findings to improve practice and enhance a program's positive impact on the reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases.
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Thirty Percent of Migrant Laborers in San Diego Experience Trafficking Violations (July 2013)
NIJ, Bulletin, 4 pages, NCJ 242955.
According to data from a 2012 study, this NIJ In Short discusses how more than 30 percent of Spanish-speaking workers in San Diego County, Calif., have experienced an incident that meets the official definition of human trafficking. Agriculture had the lowest rate of victimization among all businesses. Construction, janitorial/cleaning and landscaping sectors had the highest rates of reported trafficking violations and labor abuses.
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Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents (DAVILA) Study (June 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 208 pages, NCJ 242775.
This study examines various forms of dating violence victimization including physical, sexual, psychological, and stalking dating violence within the last year. The study also provides an analysis of additional forms of victimization that adolescent victims of dating violence may experience, and analyzes the formal and informal help-seeking efforts of Latino youth, the effectiveness of services, barriers to help-seeking, and the importance of cultural factors for this population.
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Review of the Findings From Project D.A.T.E.: Risky Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Among At-Risk Adolescents (June 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 237 pages, NCJ 243170.
This research seeks to address gaps in current research by focusing on romantic relationship experiences among at-risk adolescents. The authors investigated risk and protective factors related to teen dating violence and positive relationship outcomes within a single relationship and across multiple relationships. The study also explores how early abusive relationships impact trajectories into later abusive relationships, and how age gaps between romantic partners might contribute to victimization and other negative outcomes.
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Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2012 (June 2013)
BJS, Report, 211 pages, NCJ 241446.
This annual report provides the most current detailed statistical information on the nature of crime in schools. It presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals.
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Understanding Elder Abuse: New Directions for Developing Theories of Elder Abuse Occurring in Domestic Settings (June 2013)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research in Brief, 40 pages, NCJ 241731.
This report discusses findings from two NIJ studies of elder abuse in domestic settings. Compared to other areas of family violence, elder abuse has lagged in theory development and relied more on adapting existing theories from other fields. The authors describe the findings from the two studies in this context, emphasizing the importance of developing new theories of elder abuse and of looking critically at current theories to increase our understanding and guide future research.
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Household Burglary, 1994-2011 (June 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 18 pages, NCJ 241754.
This report presents rates and trends in household burglary from 1993 to 2011. The report explores overall trends in household burglary and examines patterns in completed household burglary by type and value of items stolen, percentage of burglaries reported to the police and insurance companies, and police response.
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Firearm Violence, 1993-2011 (May 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 28 pages, NCJ 241730.
This report presents trends on the number and rate of fatal and nonfatal firearm violence from 1993 to 2011. The report examines incident and victim demographic characteristics of firearm violence, including the type of firearm used; victim's race, age, and sex; and incident location. The report also examines changes over time in the percentages of nonfatal firearm crimes by injury, reporting to the police, and the use of firearms in self-defense.
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Workplace Violence Against Government Employees, 1994-2011 (April 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 241349.
This report presents information on both nonfatal and fatal forms of violence in the workplace against government employees, based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010 (March 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 17 pages, NCJ 240655.
This report presents trends in the rate of completed or attempted rape or sexual assault against females from 1995 to 2010. The report examines demographic characteristics of female victims of sexual violence and characteristics of the offender and incident, including victim-offender relationship, whether the offender had a weapon, and the location of the victimization.
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Untested Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases (February 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, 6 pages, NCJ 241356.
In this article from the Sexual Assault Report™, NIJ staff member Nancy Ritter explores: whether every sexual assault kit (SAK) should be tested every kit - even ones that are 25 years old; should priority be given to certain kits, and if so, how do we decide; and how to handle cases in which the alleged perpetrator is already known. The article also explains where the weak spots are in collecting, storing, and testing kits; why the police might not send sexual assault kits to be tested; and what early evidence is showing about complex issues such as victim notification.
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Practical Implications of Current Intimate Partner Violence Research for Victim Advocates and Service Providers (January 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 260 pages, NCJ 244348.
This report expands and enhances the 2009 report titled "Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges" to address the practical implications of current domestic violence research for victim advocates and service providers.
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Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (December 2012)
OJJDP-Sponsored, Report, 256 pages, NCJ 241563.
Children’s exposure to violence, whether as victims or witnesses, is often associated with long-term physical, psychological, and emotional harm. Children exposed to violence are also at a higher risk of engaging in criminal behavior later in life and becoming part of a cycle of violence. This report presents recommendations from the Task Force to prevent, reduce, and treat children’s exposure to violence.
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Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010 (December 2012)
BJS, Report, 22 pages, NCJ 240106.
This report presents patterns and trends in violent crime against youth ages 12 to 17 from 1994 to 2010. The report explores overall trends in violent crime against youth and examines patterns in serious violent crime and simple assault by the demographic characteristics of the victim, the location and time of the incident, weapon involvement and injury, the victim-offender relationship, and whether police were notified.
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Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers (December 2012)
BJA, OVC, 26 pages, NCJ 240597.
OVC and BJA have launched a Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers. The directory includes "distance learning," "in-person training" and "training by request" opportunities. It is an excellent resource for practitioners and task forces actively working in the field to expand and enhance their knowledge.
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Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers (December 2012)
BJA, OVC, 26 pages, NCJ 240597.
OVC and BJA have launched a Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers. The directory includes "distance learning," "in-person training" and "training by request" opportunities. It is an excellent resource for practitioners and task forces actively working in the field to expand and enhance their knowledge.
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Violent Victimization Committed by Strangers, 1993-2010 (December 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 239424.
This report presents findings on the rates and levels of violent victimization committed by offenders who were strangers to the victims, including homicide, rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010 (November 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 17 pages, NCJ 239203.
The report presents data on nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2010. Intimate partner violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Looking for a Hidden Population: Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego County (November 2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 155 pages, NCJ 240223.
Although labor trafficking has received much attention in recent years, there is limited empirical research into the depth, breadth, and scope of the problem. This grant report seeks to provide statistically sound estimates of the prevalence of trafficking victimization among unauthorized migrant laborers in San Diego and investigate the types of trafficking victimization experienced by these laborers. According to this study, labor trafficking is widespread among unauthorized Spanish-speaking migrant workers in San Diego County, with estimates that over 30% of this population are trafficking victims and 55% are victims of abusive labor practices or gross exploitation.
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Prevalence of Violent Crime Among Households with Children, 1993-2010 (September 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 18 pages, NCJ 238799.
Presents data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) on nonfatal violent crime involving members of a household as victims and reports on the annual prevalence of that violent crime among U.S. households with children from 1993 to 2010.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Stalking Victims in the United States - Revised (September 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 16 pages, NCJ 224527.
This resource presents findings on nonfatal stalking victimization in the U.S., based on the largest data collection of such behavior to date.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Victimizations Not Reported to the Police, 2006-2010 (August 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 18 pages, NCJ 238536.
This report presents findings, for a five-year period from 2006 to 2010, on the characteristics of crime victimizations that went unreported to police, according to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey. The characteristics examined in this report include the type of crime, whether it involved a weapon or injury, the victim-offender relationship, and demographic characteristics of the victim. For each of the characteristics examined, the report also details victims' rationale for not reporting to the police, including beliefs that the police would not or could not help, that the crime was not important enough to report, or fear of reprisal or getting the offender into trouble. The report also examines trends from 1994 to 2010 in the types of crime not reported to the police and the reasons victimizations went unreported.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Practitioner Evaluation Toolkit (August 2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 145 pages, NCJ 240916.
The purpose of this project was to conduct an implementation evaluation of the SANE Practitioner Evaluation Toolkit. The authors selected six SANE programs (two rural, two mid-sized, and two urban) and provided comprehensive technical assistance to help these programs work through the steps in the Toolkit so that they could evaluate whether their programs were having a beneficial impact on prosecution rates.
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Evaluating the Work of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs in the Criminal Justice System: A Toolkit for Practitioners (August 2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 227 pages, NCJ 240917.
The focus of this Toolkit is the impact of SANE programs on the progression of sexual assault cases through the criminal justice system, meaning how many cases make it how far through the system. To that end, the Toolkit is designed to provide practitioners with the necessary information for understanding and evaluating SANE programs' impact on prosecution rates in their own community.
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Violent Crime Against the Elderly Reported by Law Enforcement in Michigan, 2005-2009 (June 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 16 pages, NCJ 238546.
Presents statistics about violent victimization of persons age 65 or older reported by law enforcement agencies into the FBI's National Incident Based Reporting System from 2005 to 2009. The report describes characteristics of known violent victimizations perpetrated against the elderly in Michigan over the 5-year period, including location and time of day the violence occurred, involvement of weapons, victim-offender relationships, and the percentage of reported violent victimizations of the elderly that resulted in an arrest. It also compares patterns of elder victimization with patterns of victimization of younger persons. Population-based rates of violent victimization are also presented.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
AMBER Alert Best Practices (May 2012)
OJJDP, Report, 64 pages, NCJ 232271.
This guide is a compilation of the most effective and efficient strategies, provided by AMBER Alert partners and practitioners, for recovering missing or abducted children.
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Methods for Counting High-Frequency Repeat Victimizations in the National Crime Victimization Survey (April 2012)
BJS, Report, 40 pages, NCJ 237308.
As part of ongoing research efforts associated with the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has investigated ways to include high-frequency repeat victimizations, or series victimizations, in estimates of criminal victimization. This report examines the nature and extent of series victimization in the NCVS, assesses the general patterns of victims' responses to being asked "How many times did this type of incident occur?," provides data on how reports of high-frequency repeated victimization have changed over time, and describes how BJS intends to change its counting practices for estimating annual victimization rates in future reports.
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OJP 2012 Program Plan: Resources for the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Field (April 2012)
OJP, Report, NCJ 238383.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Program Plan is a searchable online document of funding opportunities and new initiatives. It features the latest and most complete information regarding both competitive and noncompetitive grants, training and technical assistance, research, and other resources available to the justice community, divided into nine thematically organized sections.
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Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities (April 2012)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 8 pages, NCJ 235394.
This bulletin presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding authorities' knowledge of victimization incidents involving children and youth, particularly police, school, and medical authorities.
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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum: Summary of Research Questions Identified (March 2012)
NIJ, OVC, NCJ 239602.
On March 28-29, 2012, the Office for Victims of Crime in partnership with the National Institute of Justice held a forum on research related to sexual assault medical forensic examinations (SAMFE). This forum explored gaps in the existing research related to the technical aspects of SAMFE. The goal was to identify research needed to bring a stronger evidence base to the SAMFE. A report was produced describing the conversation of the forum and the identified research needs.
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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum: Summary of Research Questions Identified (March 2012)
NIJ, OVC, NCJ 239602.
On March 28-29, 2012, the Office for Victims of Crime in partnership with the National Institute of Justice held a forum on research related to sexual assault medical forensic examinations (SAMFE). This forum explored gaps in the existing research related to the technical aspects of SAMFE. The goal was to identify research needed to bring a stronger evidence base to the SAMFE. A report was produced describing the conversation of the forum and the identified research needs.
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No More Rights Without Remedies: An Impact Evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's Victims' Rights Clinics, Final Technical Report (2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 125 pages, NCJ 241752.
This grant report evaluates the National Crime Victim Law Institute's (NCVLI) victims' rights clinics. The clinics were designed to increase awareness of victims' rights among criminal justice professionals and to respond to violations of rights through legal advocacy. The current report examines the clinics' impact on the expansion of rights for victims, on court officials' attitudes toward victims' rights, on the extent to which victims' rights are honored in the criminal disposition process, and on the treatment of victims' rights in the print media. It also includes a discussion of sustainability of the clinics.
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Unpacking the Influence of Neighborhood Context and Antisocial Propensity on Violent Victimization of Children and Adolescents in Chicago (December 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 79 pages, NCJ 237731.
Guided by both social disorganization and self-control theories, this study is an effort to empirically illustrate the independent and interactive influences of neighborhood context and one measure of antisocial propensity, e.g., low self-control, on violent victimization.
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Identity Theft Reported by Households, 2005-2010 (November 2011)
BJS, Report, 11 pages, NCJ 236245.
This brief examines changes in the percentage of households experiencing identity theft from 2005 to 2010 based on data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). It describes differences in the types of identity theft experienced by households in 2010 compared to 2005, as well as changes in the demographic characteristics of victimized households. The brief also presents estimates on the monetary losses attributed to household victims of identity theft.
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U.S. Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative: Formative Evaluation of the Phase I Demonstration Program (November 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 16 pages, NCJ 236563.
This report describes the nature and scope of children's exposure to violence in eight demonstration sites, describing the common and unique strategies the sites chose for addressing the problem, and drawing key lessons so that other jurisdictions seeking to address children's exposure to violence in their own communities can learn from the current evaluation of the Defending Childhood Initiative.
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Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma (April 2014)
OVC, 0 pages, NCJ 241394.
This video series addresses the needs of children exposed to crime, abuse, and violence; highlights major issues in child victimization; identifies promising practices for service providers and others working with young victims; and shows how trauma-informed care can help child victims recover to lead healthy, productive lives. A companion resource guide accompanies each video and public awareness posters are available for download.
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Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012 (April 2014)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 21 pages, NCJ 244697.
This report presents estimates on nonfatal domestic violence from 2003 to 2012. Domestic violence includes victimization committed by current or former intimate partners (spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends), parents, children, siblings, and other relatives. This report focuses on the level and pattern of domestic violence over time, highlighting selected victim and incident characteristics. Incident characteristics include the type of violence, the offender's use of a weapon, victim injury and medical treatment, and whether the incident was reported to police. The report provides estimates of acquaintance and stranger violence for comparison.
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Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities (March 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 350 pages, NCJ 245295.
NIJ-funded researchers at the Urban Institute have completed a study of the underground commercial sex economy in eight cities--Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Seattle, San Diego, and Washington, DC. The study is a first step toward building scientific understanding of the illicit sex market.
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Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2012 - Statistical Tables (February 2014)
BJS, BJS Technical Reports, 15 pages, NCJ 244409.
This report presents counts and rates of hate crime victimization in 2012, using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey. The tables show change in the number and rate of hate crime victimizations since 2011 and during the 10-year period since 2003. They examine the perceived motivation for the hate crime, demographic characteristics of victims and offenders, and the percentage of hate crime reported to police.
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Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2012 - Statistical Tables (February 2014)
BJS, NCJ 244525.
This report presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2012. The report compares the victimization of persons with and without disabilities living in noninstitutionalized households, including distributions by age, race, sex, victims' types of disabilities, and other victim characteristics.
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2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme DVD and CD-ROM (February 2014)
OVC, 0 pages, NCJ 243539.
The 2014 NCVRW Theme DVD highlights progress made since the passage of the Victims of Crime Act in 1984 that makes victim services and rights more open, inclusive, and flexible. The CD-ROM contains all 2014 NCVRW Resource Guide content, including the artwork in three electronic formats (JPEG, fillable PDF, and Adobe Creative Suite files) in both color and black and white.
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2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide (January 2014)
OVC, 150 pages, NCJ 243538.
The 2014 NCVRW Resource Guide includes a wide array of user-friendly outreach tools, current statistics on victimization, information on the history of victims' rights in the United States, and concrete, practical ideas on how your community can help restore the balance of justice for crime victims. Hardcopy versions of this year's Guide include Introductory Materials and NCVRW Resource Guide Artwork which can be ordered through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) at www.ncjrs.gov. Hardcopies of the 2014 NCVRW Theme DVD and CD-ROM contain additional campaign material and can also be ordered at www.ncjrs.gov.
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Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017 (January 2014)
OVC, 84 pages, NCJ 244569.
This report was developed by the Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, in partnership with the member agencies of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and other federal agencies. The plan discusses goals and objectives and the actions that federal agencies will take to ensure that all victims of human trafficking in the U.S. are identified and have access to the services they need to recover.
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Understanding Trends in Hate Crimes Against Immigrants and Hispanic-Americans (December 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 157 pages, NCJ 244755.
The intent of this report is to inform policy makers and practitioners about the strength of the empirical foundation of measured hate crime in the U.S. Trends are frequently in question when discussing the need for action to combat hate crime, as are determinations about what groups are at highest risk, and where best to direct efforts to prevent and respond to such offenses. To facilitate such deliberations, the report provides an overview of current time-series data measuring hate crime, and their utility for assessing the presence and significance of trends. It describes the process of gathering the databases and other information discussed in this report, how they were analyzed, and the conclusions reached about the ability of extant data to measure trends in hate crimes against immigrants and those of Hispanic heritage residing in the U.S.
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Homicide in the U.S. Known to Law Enforcement, 2011 (December 2013)
BJS, Report, 18 pages, NCJ 243035.
This report presents data on homicide trends from 1992 to 2011. The report describes homicide patterns and trends by age, sex, and race of the victim. It explores weapon use, with a focus on trends in firearm use and homicide trends by city size.
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Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2013 (December 2013)
NIJ, 189 pages, NCJ 223572.
This regularly updated compendium lists and briefly describes all of the projects funded under the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program.
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Victims of Identity Theft, 2012 (December 2013)
BJS, Bulletin, BJS Bulletins, 27 pages, NCJ 243779.
This report presents findings on the prevalence and nature of identity theft from the 2012 Identity Theft Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. The report details the number and percentage of persons age 16 or older who reported at least one incident of identity theft over the past year. It describes how the personal information was obtained, financial losses due to identity theft, victim reporting to credit bureaus and police, and the impact of identity theft on victims' lives. The report also presents a lifetime prevalence rate for identity theft and information on the preventative actions taken to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
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Part Of the BJS Bulletins Series
Intimate Partner Violence: Attributes of Victimization, 1993-2011 (November 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 243300.
This report presents data on trends in nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2011. Intimate partner violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend. This report focuses on attributes of the victimization such as the type of crime, type of attack, whether the victim was threatened before the attack, use of a weapon by the offender, victim injury, and medical treatment received for injuries. The report also describes ways these attributes of the victimization may be used to measure seriousness or severity of the incident.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Criminal Victimization, 2012 (October 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Bulletins, 17 pages, NCJ 243389.
Presents 2012 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States. This bulletin includes violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft). It describes the annual change from 2011 and analyzes 10-year trends from 2003 through 2012. The bulletin includes estimates of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and injury and use of weapons in violent victimization. It also describes the characteristics of victims.
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Part Of the BJS Bulletins Series
National Survey of Residential Programs for Victims of Sex Trafficking (October 2013)
BJA-Sponsored, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 244678.
Residential programs around the country were surveyed in order to learn how many residential programs for victims of sex trafficking were in operation. Thirty-three residential programs in the United States were found that offer services to trafficking. This report found a total of 682 beds for trafficking victims in the U.S.
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Children's Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization (October 2013)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 240555.
This bulletin presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding the co-occurrence of victimization and delinquency among children who are exposed to violence.
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Measuring the Prevalence of Crime With the National Crime Victimization Survey (September 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Technical Reports, 27 pages, NCJ 241656.
This report presents comparisons of victimization rates and prevalence rates of nonfatal violent crime and household property crime from 1993 to 2010. The report uses prevalence rates to describe patterns of repeat victimization for violent and property crime and to identify specific population subgroups at the highest risk for repeat victimization. It compares violent victimization and prevalence rates across victim age and sex and according to victim-offender relationships.
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Part Of the BJS Technical Reports Series
Indicators of Labor Trafficking Among North Carolina Migrant Farmworkers, Final Report (August 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 147 pages, NCJ 244204.
The study sought to achieve two goals: (1) document the characteristics and indicators of labor trafficking, including component crimes, collateral crimes, and other community impacts; and (2) provide law enforcement with actionable knowledge to help identify labor trafficking.
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Evaluating Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs (July 2013)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 241930.
This article discusses the efforts of Michigan State University researchers to develop a toolkit that SANE programs can use to evaluate how they affect the prosecution of sexual assault cases in their communities and explains how to implement the user-friendly toolkit. It also offers ideas for using the findings to improve practice and enhance a program's positive impact on the reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases.
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying (July 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 198 pages, NCJ 243296.
The goal of this project was to expand knowledge about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology (e.g., social networking sites, texting on cell phones), and how the experience of such cyber abuse within teen dating relationships or through bullying relates to other life factors.
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Thirty Percent of Migrant Laborers in San Diego Experience Trafficking Violations (July 2013)
NIJ, Bulletin, 4 pages, NCJ 242955.
According to data from a 2012 study, this NIJ In Short discusses how more than 30 percent of Spanish-speaking workers in San Diego County, Calif., have experienced an incident that meets the official definition of human trafficking. Agriculture had the lowest rate of victimization among all businesses. Construction, janitorial/cleaning and landscaping sectors had the highest rates of reported trafficking violations and labor abuses.
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OVC Builds Capacity To Serve Crime Victims in Indian Country (July 2013)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000393.
This fact sheet describes OVC's efforts to support American Indian/Alaska Native victims of crime by forging innovative partnerships to develop and expand exemplary tribal programs and services; and maintaining established programs that focus on culturally specific training, technical assistance, and case management, among other services.
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Crime Victims Fund (June 2013)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000391.
The Crime Victims Fund is a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation. This fact sheet provides information about the Fund, established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), and the various grant programs (formula and discretionary) funded using VOCA dollars.
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OVC Report to the Nation 2013, Fiscal Years 2011-2012: Transforming Today's Vision into Tomorrow's Reality (June 2013)
OVC, Report, 0 pages, NCJ 242598.
OVC's Report to the Nation summarizes the progress made in upholding crime victims' rights and providing high-quality services to victims, survivors, and communities during fiscal years 2011−2012. The online report highlights innovative programs and victim-centered initiatives, summarizes financial support to states and U.S. territories, and provides insight into OVC's strategic efforts to address both emerging and enduring challenges in order to expand and enhance victim assistance throughout the Nation.
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Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents (DAVILA) Study (June 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 208 pages, NCJ 242775.
This study examines various forms of dating violence victimization including physical, sexual, psychological, and stalking dating violence within the last year. The study also provides an analysis of additional forms of victimization that adolescent victims of dating violence may experience, and analyzes the formal and informal help-seeking efforts of Latino youth, the effectiveness of services, barriers to help-seeking, and the importance of cultural factors for this population.
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Break the Silence: Sexual Assault and the SART Solution (June 2013)
OVC-Sponsored, 0 pages, NCJ 243297.
This online video is designed to help in the creation a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and can be used to educate other potential members, management, and the community on how SARTs can provide improved response to victims of sexual assault and increased offender conviction rates. Recognizing the severity, complexity and impact of sexual assault in Indian Country and rural areas, the video can be used by Native American and rural SARTs to make their respective communities aware of an existing SART program and its value.
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Review of the Findings From Project D.A.T.E.: Risky Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Among At-Risk Adolescents (June 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 237 pages, NCJ 243170.
This research seeks to address gaps in current research by focusing on romantic relationship experiences among at-risk adolescents. The authors investigated risk and protective factors related to teen dating violence and positive relationship outcomes within a single relationship and across multiple relationships. The study also explores how early abusive relationships impact trajectories into later abusive relationships, and how age gaps between romantic partners might contribute to victimization and other negative outcomes.
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Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2012 (June 2013)
BJS, Report, 211 pages, NCJ 241446.
This annual report provides the most current detailed statistical information on the nature of crime in schools. It presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals.
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Household Burglary, 1994-2011 (June 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 18 pages, NCJ 241754.
This report presents rates and trends in household burglary from 1993 to 2011. The report explores overall trends in household burglary and examines patterns in completed household burglary by type and value of items stolen, percentage of burglaries reported to the police and insurance companies, and police response.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Understanding Elder Abuse: New Directions for Developing Theories of Elder Abuse Occurring in Domestic Settings (June 2013)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research in Brief, 40 pages, NCJ 241731.
This report discusses findings from two NIJ studies of elder abuse in domestic settings. Compared to other areas of family violence, elder abuse has lagged in theory development and relied more on adapting existing theories from other fields. The authors describe the findings from the two studies in this context, emphasizing the importance of developing new theories of elder abuse and of looking critically at current theories to increase our understanding and guide future research.
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Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
Firearm Violence, 1993-2011 (May 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 28 pages, NCJ 241730.
This report presents trends on the number and rate of fatal and nonfatal firearm violence from 1993 to 2011. The report examines incident and victim demographic characteristics of firearm violence, including the type of firearm used; victim's race, age, and sex; and incident location. The report also examines changes over time in the percentages of nonfatal firearm crimes by injury, reporting to the police, and the use of firearms in self-defense.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Workplace Violence Against Government Employees, 1994-2011 (April 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 241349.
This report presents information on both nonfatal and fatal forms of violence in the workplace against government employees, based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2009 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 239201.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2008 through August 2009 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
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International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2010 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 240996.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2009 through August 2010 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
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International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2011 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 240997.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2010 through August 2011 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
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Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010 (March 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 17 pages, NCJ 240655.
This report presents trends in the rate of completed or attempted rape or sexual assault against females from 1995 to 2010. The report examines demographic characteristics of female victims of sexual violence and characteristics of the offender and incident, including victim-offender relationship, whether the offender had a weapon, and the location of the victimization.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Untested Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases (February 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, 6 pages, NCJ 241356.
In this article from the Sexual Assault Report™, NIJ staff member Nancy Ritter explores: whether every sexual assault kit (SAK) should be tested every kit - even ones that are 25 years old; should priority be given to certain kits, and if so, how do we decide; and how to handle cases in which the alleged perpetrator is already known. The article also explains where the weak spots are in collecting, storing, and testing kits; why the police might not send sexual assault kits to be tested; and what early evidence is showing about complex issues such as victim notification.
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Practical Implications of Current Intimate Partner Violence Research for Victim Advocates and Service Providers (January 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 260 pages, NCJ 244348.
This report expands and enhances the 2009 report titled "Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges" to address the practical implications of current domestic violence research for victim advocates and service providers.
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Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Fact Sheet (January 2013)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS000394.
This Fact Sheet describes the services and trainings available through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and how these resources can be accessed.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Poster (2013)
OVC, PS000026.
The 2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) theme poster is available for download in 11" x 17" in color and black and white and can be customized for your organization before printing. You also may order the 22" x 28" color version in English, which features the theme colors of blue and black through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) by visiting www.ncjrs.gov. A Spanish version is also available for download.
PDF (11 x 17 Color) | PDF (11 x 17 Black & White) | PDF (22 x 28 Color) | PDF (22 x 28 Black & White) | PDF (Spanish Version)
Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (December 2012)
OJJDP-Sponsored, Report, 256 pages, NCJ 241563.
Children’s exposure to violence, whether as victims or witnesses, is often associated with long-term physical, psychological, and emotional harm. Children exposed to violence are also at a higher risk of engaging in criminal behavior later in life and becoming part of a cycle of violence. This report presents recommendations from the Task Force to prevent, reduce, and treat children’s exposure to violence.
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Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010 (December 2012)
BJS, Report, 22 pages, NCJ 240106.
This report presents patterns and trends in violent crime against youth ages 12 to 17 from 1994 to 2010. The report explores overall trends in violent crime against youth and examines patterns in serious violent crime and simple assault by the demographic characteristics of the victim, the location and time of the incident, weapon involvement and injury, the victim-offender relationship, and whether police were notified.
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Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers (December 2012)
BJA, OVC, 26 pages, NCJ 240597.
OVC and BJA have launched a Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers. The directory includes "distance learning," "in-person training" and "training by request" opportunities. It is an excellent resource for practitioners and task forces actively working in the field to expand and enhance their knowledge.
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Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers (December 2012)
BJA, OVC, 26 pages, NCJ 240597.
OVC and BJA have launched a Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers. The directory includes "distance learning," "in-person training" and "training by request" opportunities. It is an excellent resource for practitioners and task forces actively working in the field to expand and enhance their knowledge.
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Violent Victimization Committed by Strangers, 1993-2010 (December 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 239424.
This report presents findings on the rates and levels of violent victimization committed by offenders who were strangers to the victims, including homicide, rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010 (November 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 17 pages, NCJ 239203.
The report presents data on nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2010. Intimate partner violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Promoting Effective Criminal Investigations of Campus Sex Crimes, Summary Report (November 2012)
OVC, 53 pages, NCJ 240177.
OVC, the Office on Violence Against Women, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services partnered with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to conduct a forum that addressed the topic of enhancing criminal investigations of campus sex crimes. This report summarizes the discussion at the forum and provides a list of resources for those working to investigate sex crimes.
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Looking for a Hidden Population: Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego County (November 2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 155 pages, NCJ 240223.
Although labor trafficking has received much attention in recent years, there is limited empirical research into the depth, breadth, and scope of the problem. This grant report seeks to provide statistically sound estimates of the prevalence of trafficking victimization among unauthorized migrant laborers in San Diego and investigate the types of trafficking victimization experienced by these laborers. According to this study, labor trafficking is widespread among unauthorized Spanish-speaking migrant workers in San Diego County, with estimates that over 30% of this population are trafficking victims and 55% are victims of abusive labor practices or gross exploitation.
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Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country Guide/DVD (October 2012)
OVC, OVC Videos, 40 pages, NCJ 238639.
This DVD and companion facilitator's guide provide guidance on how to successfully prosecute in federal court domestic violence offenders who commit crimes in Indian Country. The video incorporates case studies of actual prosecutions, while the guide provides an overview of relevant legal principles and key points for discussion. The materials also discuss circumstances common in tribal domestic violence prosecutions, such as offender recidivism, recanting victims, safety planning, and federal and tribal criminal justice and social service professionals working collaboratively to ensure victims' safety and community justice.
Abstract | PDF (Facilitator's Guide) | HTML | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
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