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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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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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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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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
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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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)
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Child Abuse and Neglect (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 22 pages, NCJ 240567.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Series
OVC HELP Series for Crime Victims (June 2012)
OVC
This series of nine brochures features information and resources for victims of crime and victim service professionals on the topics of assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking. Each brochure defines a type of victimization; discusses what to do if you are a victim of this crime and where to go for help; and provides resources for more information and assistance.
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Outreach to Underserved Teen Victims of Crime (2012)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 40 pages, NCJ 238800.
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the National Center for Victims of Crime (National Center), with funding from OVC, produced this guidebook and accompanying Web-based resources to provide an overview of the challenges faced in conducting outreach to underserved teen victims of crime. The materials highlight examples of the various projects and resources developed and implemented in local communities through the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative.
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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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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
What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
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Victim Impact: Listen and Learn Curriculum (February 2009)
OVC, 286 pages, NCJ 224257.
This OVC-funded curriculum is geared toward helping offenders to become aware of the impact that crime has on victims and then to take responsibility and make amends for their actions. The online-only curriculum consists of 13 units, built around 10 core crime topics: property crime, assault, robbery, hate and bias, gang violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drunk and impaired driving, and homicide, plus chapters on implementing the program, the victim experience and making amends to victims. Victims and survivors speak about their experiences in the accompanying video clips.
Abstract | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 1) | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 2) | PDF (Participant Workbook) | HTML
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn (September 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223072.
This 57-minute DVD features the first-person accounts of 14 men and women who share their experiences as crime victims and the ripple effect that victimization can have on family members and the community at large. It is an effective training resource for victim service providers seeking to improve their understanding of the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological effects of crime.
Abstract | HTML (Clip Transcript) | HTML (Electronic Only Curriculum) | Video (WMV Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
A Victim-Centered Approach to Crimes Against American Indian and Alaska Native Children (August 2008)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 223 pages, NCJ 235247.
This Guide is intended to give the legal drafting committees of tribal governments an overview of comparative federal, tribal, and state statutory provisions for the drafting of new or amended tribal child protection laws.
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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
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
Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Training Video for Victim Service Providers (April 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 232165.
This 20-minute DVD, produced with the assistance of Safe Horizon, addresses the need for the victim services field to work in partnership with those who provide services to immigrants and with other allied practitioners to better serve victims of human trafficking. It was designed to help traditional victim service providers expand their skills and resources to meet the needs of trafficking victims. A component of this DVD is a guide that provides resources for information about what defines human trafficking and the response to this crime by the U.S. Government, the international community, and nongovernmental entities.
Abstract | HTML | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Multimedia Program To Improve Criminal Justice System Participation and Reduce Distress Among Physically Injured Crime Victims (April 2006)
OVC, 8 pages, NCJ 212974.
This multimedia program offers victims an educational DVD, brochure, and bulletin for use during their hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.
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School Crisis Response Initiative (September 2003)
OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 8 pages, NCJ 197832.
This OVC bulletin describes an innovative model for preparing for fast and effective responses to the needs of students after violent or traumatic crises. Crisis response teams made up of trained school personnel and community members who provide student support and assistance, including triage, counseling, and referral to community services.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Others 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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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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Safe Harbor: A School-Based Victim Assistance/Violence Prevention Program (December 2002)
OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 8 pages, NCJ 193464.
This bulletin describes Safe Harbor, a promising practice for addressing violence prevention and victim assistance issues in schools. It summarizes implementation issues and program evaluation results at 10 replication sites around the United States. Useful for teachers, administrators, and victim assistance professionals.
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Part Of the OVC Others 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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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
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
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
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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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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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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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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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)
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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Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series 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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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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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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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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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
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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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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Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
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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Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (October 2011)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 235504.
This bulletin focuses on polyvictimization, which is defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence.
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Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence (October 2011)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 232272.
Explores in depth the survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States, including exposure to intimate partner violence, assaults by parents on siblings of children surveyed, and other assaults involving teen and adult household members.
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Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Teen Dating Violence: A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography (July 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 235368.
This annotated bibliography and summary of research identify significant research carried out in the decade since 1999 on the issue of dating violence among high school and middle school youth.
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Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies Sixth Edition (May 2011)
OJJDP, 48 pages, NCJ 231619.
Describes the federal services, programs, publications, and training sessions that address child sexual exploitation issues, child pornography, child abduction, Internet crime, and missing children cases.
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Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2008-2010 (April 2011)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 12 pages, NCJ 233732.
This report describes the characteristics of human trafficking investigations, suspects, and victims in cases opened by federally funded task forces between January 2008 and June 2010. This report provides information about investigations, persons involved in suspected and confirmed incidents of human trafficking, and case outcomes.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing Advisory (March 2011)
OJJDP, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 232001.
Describes how a community can establish a task force to create an endangered missing advisory (EMA) plan, which creates voluntary partnerships to rapidly recover missing persons who do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria but who may be in danger. EMAs help law enforcement notify the general public that someone is missing and ultimately save lives. The guide provides directions for developing, activating, and sustaining an EMA plan and includes sample plans and press releases.
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Toward a Better Way to Interview Child Victims of Sexual Abuse (March 2011)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 233282.
This article discusses a study examining the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Investigative Interview Protocol of child victims of sexual abuse.
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
The Greenbook Initiative Final Evaluation Report (January 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 233290.
This final evaluation report on the implementation of the Greenbook Initiative (GI) - which consists of guidelines proposed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for intervening effectively in cases of domestic violence and child maltreatment - assesses the extent to which GI implementation activities facilitated cross-system and within-system change and practice in child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and domestic-violence service providers.
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Randomized Trial of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): Does Home Visiting Prevent Child Maltreatment? (January 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 156 pages, NCJ 232945.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a state-administered home visitation program based on the Healthy Families America model, Health Families New York, in the prevention of child maltreatment and risk of delinquency.
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Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (January 2011)
BJA, OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232972.
This e-Guide supports the important work of multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking Task Forces around the country and provides direction and promising practices on anti-human trafficking Task Force creation, structure, and enhancement. This e-Guide also includes links to many tools, trainings, and resources for victim service providers, law enforcement agencies, and prosecutors.
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Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (January 2011)
BJA, OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232972.
This e-Guide supports the important work of multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking Task Forces around the country and provides direction and promising practices on anti-human trafficking Task Force creation, structure, and enhancement. This e-Guide also includes links to many tools, trainings, and resources for victim service providers, law enforcement agencies, and prosecutors.
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National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction: A Report to Congress (August 2010)
DOJ, Report, 280 pages, NCJ 231333.
This National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction is designed to prevent child sexual exploitation from occurring so as to protect children from sexual abuse, trauma, and exploitation.
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Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (July 2010)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 12 pages, NCJ 228631.
This study examined the effects of the Federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) on the Federal prosecution of cases that involve the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).
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When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fourth Edition (May 2010)
OJJDP, Report, 110 pages, NCJ 228735.
This document serves to guide parents and family members whose children go missing.
Abstract | PDF 5 MB | PDF (Spanish Version)
Crime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's Perspective (May 2010)
OJJDP, 72 pages, NCJ 229933.
This publication provides insight into the crime of family abduction from the perspective of both the child and the parent searching for their missing child.
Abstract | PDF 1 MB | PDF (Spanish Version)
The Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse (March 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 45 pages, NCJ 229913.
This study reviews the research on the extent to which one or more economic dimensions (income, employment status, or status incompatibility) are at least minimally correlated with one or more variations of family violence (intimate partner abuse, child abuse, or elder abuse).
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Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey (October 2009)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 227744.
This report presents background information on and the methodology, findings, and implications of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence to date.
Abstract | PDF 1 MB
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
School-Based Programs to Reduce Bullying and Victimization (October 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 143 pages, NCJ 229377.
This is a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of programs designed to reduce the perpetration and victimization of school bullying.
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide (April 2009)
OJJDP, Report, 310 pages, NCJ 223570.
This toolkit provides practical and comprehensive guidance in measuring court performance in child abuse and neglect cases, measuring the effects of activities performed and determining what works and what does not work.
Abstract | PDF 7 MB
Evaluation of the Demonstration Project To Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Atlanta-Fulton County (March 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 301 pages, NCJ 226610.
This research documented the nature and extent of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Atlanta-Fulton County (Georgia), conducted a process evaluation of the effort to address commercial sexual exploitation of children in the county, and coordinated the sharing of lessons learned with a similar New York evaluation project conducted jointly by the Center for Court Innovation and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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Domestic Assaults by Juvenile Offenders (November 2008)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 8 pages, NCJ 219180.
This report analyzes data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Incident-Based Reporting System by a large sample of law enforcement agencies from 30 States.
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Teen Dating Violence: A Closer Look at Adolescent Romantic Relationships (October 2008)
NIJ, Article, 8 pages, NCJ 224089.
This article examines research sponsored by the U.S. Justice Department's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in order to present a gender-based analysis of teen dating violence with a developmental perspective, with attention to how adult and adolescent romantic relationships differ.
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Finding Victims of Human Trafficking (September 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 224393.
This study responds to a Congressional mandate and examines human trafficking experiences among a random sample of 60 counties across the United States.
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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City, Volume One: The CSEC Population in New York City: Size, Characteristics, and Needs (September 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 126 pages, NCJ 225083.
This study presents the methodology and findings of a study that examined the size, characteristics, needs, and geographic spread of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) in New York City.
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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City, Volume Two: Formative Evaluation: The New York City Demonstration (September 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 107 pages, NCJ 225084.
This report presents the methodology and findings of a formative, participatory evaluation of New York City's demonstration project of the Coalition to Address the Sexual Exploitation of Children (CASEC), which focused on child prostitution in the city.
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Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse (August 2008)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 12 pages, NCJ 218530.
This report presents an overview of a four-site evaluation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), which were established to provide a sensitive environment for child sexual abuse victims and other child-maltreatment victims, as well as their families, in the course of investigating their cases.
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Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases: Lessons Learned and Promising Practices (June 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 94 pages, NCJ 223972.
This study examined the effectiveness of existing U.S. Federal and State legislation in providing prosecutors with the tools needed to gain convictions of those charged with human trafficking, defined as "the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit a person for profit."
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You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment (May 2008)
OJJDP, 76 pages, NCJ 221965.
Prepared with the assistance of young adults who were themselves abducted as children, this report is designed to assist and help others who experience abduction begin their road to recovery and find empowerment.
Abstract | PDF 8 MB
Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking, Final Report (February 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 255 pages, NCJ 222752.
Based on responses of local, State, and county law enforcement agencies to the National Law Enforcement Human Trafficking Survey ("the national survey"), this report addresses the perceptions of human trafficking held by law enforcement agencies and their preparation to address the problem; the frequency with which law enforcement agencies identify and investigate human-trafficking cases; the characteristics of investigated cases; and the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.
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Do Best Practice Interviews with Child Abuse Victims Influence Case Processing? (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 224524.
This study examined the effects of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's (NICHD's) protocol for interviewing suspected child victims of abuse on case outcomes.
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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: What Do We Know and What Do We Do About It? (December 2007)
NIJ, Report, 20 pages, NCJ 215733.
This report examines the problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children and the response to the problem through intervention and prevention programs.
Abstract | PDF
What About Me? Coping With the Abduction of a Brother or Sister (May 2007)
OJJDP, 69 pages, NCJ 217714.
Written by siblings of children who have been abducted, this guide contains information to help and support children of all ages when their brother or sister is kidnapped. The guide provides ideas on what children can expect in terms of the feelings they may experience, the events that may occur from day to day, and the things they can do to help themselves feel better. Written in child-friendly language, it is divided into such sections as: home, family, law enforcement, the media, school and work, and holidays and anniversaries. In addition, the guide contains activity pages for children of all ages, including those who are too young to read.
Abstract | PDF 6.45 MB | HTML (By Chapter)
Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse (May 2007)
OJJDP, OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, LT000527.
Presents an overview of the 13 titles currently in OJJDP's Portable Guides Series, which provides practical information on investigating child abuse and neglect. Designed primarily for quick, on-the-job reference by police officers and detectives, the guides are also useful for social workers, physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, psychologists, attorneys, judges-anyone on the frontlines of reporting, investigating, and prosecuting crimes against children. Visit www.ncjrs.gov for information on obtaining these products.
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Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping (January 2007)
OJJDP, Report, 164 pages, NCJ 215476.
This book guides custodial parents and their attorneys in mounting an effective response when the noncustodial parent kidnaps a child and takes him/her to a foreign country.
Abstract | PDF (English) 6.99 MB
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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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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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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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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)
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.
Abstract | PDF 1.37 MB
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
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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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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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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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.
Abstract | PDF
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)
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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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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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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National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Child Abuse and Neglect (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 22 pages, NCJ 240567.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Series
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.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
OVC HELP Series for Crime Victims (June 2012)
OVC
This series of nine brochures features information and resources for victims of crime and victim service professionals on the topics of assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking. Each brochure defines a type of victimization; discusses what to do if you are a victim of this crime and where to go for help; and provides resources for more information and assistance.
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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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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.
Abstract | PDF 581 KB
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Outreach to Underserved Teen Victims of Crime (2012)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 40 pages, NCJ 238800.
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the National Center for Victims of Crime (National Center), with funding from OVC, produced this guidebook and accompanying Web-based resources to provide an overview of the challenges faced in conducting outreach to underserved teen victims of crime. The materials highlight examples of the various projects and resources developed and implemented in local communities through the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative.
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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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Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (October 2011)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 235504.
This bulletin focuses on polyvictimization, which is defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence (October 2011)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 232272.
Explores in depth the survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States, including exposure to intimate partner violence, assaults by parents on siblings of children surveyed, and other assaults involving teen and adult household members.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Teen Dating Violence: A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography (July 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 235368.
This annotated bibliography and summary of research identify significant research carried out in the decade since 1999 on the issue of dating violence among high school and middle school youth.
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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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Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies Sixth Edition (May 2011)
OJJDP, 48 pages, NCJ 231619.
Describes the federal services, programs, publications, and training sessions that address child sexual exploitation issues, child pornography, child abduction, Internet crime, and missing children cases.
Abstract | PDF
Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2008-2010 (April 2011)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 12 pages, NCJ 233732.
This report describes the characteristics of human trafficking investigations, suspects, and victims in cases opened by federally funded task forces between January 2008 and June 2010. This report provides information about investigations, persons involved in suspected and confirmed incidents of human trafficking, and case outcomes.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Toward a Better Way to Interview Child Victims of Sexual Abuse (March 2011)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 233282.
This article discusses a study examining the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Investigative Interview Protocol of child victims of sexual abuse.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing Advisory (March 2011)
OJJDP, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 232001.
Describes how a community can establish a task force to create an endangered missing advisory (EMA) plan, which creates voluntary partnerships to rapidly recover missing persons who do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria but who may be in danger. EMAs help law enforcement notify the general public that someone is missing and ultimately save lives. The guide provides directions for developing, activating, and sustaining an EMA plan and includes sample plans and press releases.
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The Greenbook Initiative Final Evaluation Report (January 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 233290.
This final evaluation report on the implementation of the Greenbook Initiative (GI) - which consists of guidelines proposed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for intervening effectively in cases of domestic violence and child maltreatment - assesses the extent to which GI implementation activities facilitated cross-system and within-system change and practice in child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and domestic-violence service providers.
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Randomized Trial of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): Does Home Visiting Prevent Child Maltreatment? (January 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 156 pages, NCJ 232945.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a state-administered home visitation program based on the Healthy Families America model, Health Families New York, in the prevention of child maltreatment and risk of delinquency.
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Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (January 2011)
BJA, OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232972.
This e-Guide supports the important work of multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking Task Forces around the country and provides direction and promising practices on anti-human trafficking Task Force creation, structure, and enhancement. This e-Guide also includes links to many tools, trainings, and resources for victim service providers, law enforcement agencies, and prosecutors.
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Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (January 2011)
BJA, OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232972.
This e-Guide supports the important work of multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking Task Forces around the country and provides direction and promising practices on anti-human trafficking Task Force creation, structure, and enhancement. This e-Guide also includes links to many tools, trainings, and resources for victim service providers, law enforcement agencies, and prosecutors.
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National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction: A Report to Congress (August 2010)
DOJ, Report, 280 pages, NCJ 231333.
This National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction is designed to prevent child sexual exploitation from occurring so as to protect children from sexual abuse, trauma, and exploitation.
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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
Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (July 2010)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 12 pages, NCJ 228631.
This study examined the effects of the Federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) on the Federal prosecution of cases that involve the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).
Abstract | PDF 3 MB
When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fourth Edition (May 2010)
OJJDP, Report, 110 pages, NCJ 228735.
This document serves to guide parents and family members whose children go missing.
Abstract | PDF 5 MB | PDF (Spanish Version)
Crime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's Perspective (May 2010)
OJJDP, 72 pages, NCJ 229933.
This publication provides insight into the crime of family abduction from the perspective of both the child and the parent searching for their missing child.
Abstract | PDF 1 MB | PDF (Spanish Version)
The Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse (March 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 45 pages, NCJ 229913.
This study reviews the research on the extent to which one or more economic dimensions (income, employment status, or status incompatibility) are at least minimally correlated with one or more variations of family violence (intimate partner abuse, child abuse, or elder abuse).
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What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
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School-Based Programs to Reduce Bullying and Victimization (October 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 143 pages, NCJ 229377.
This is a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of programs designed to reduce the perpetration and victimization of school bullying.
Abstract | PDF
Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey (October 2009)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 227744.
This report presents background information on and the methodology, findings, and implications of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence to date.
Abstract | PDF 1 MB
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide (April 2009)
OJJDP, Report, 310 pages, NCJ 223570.
This toolkit provides practical and comprehensive guidance in measuring court performance in child abuse and neglect cases, measuring the effects of activities performed and determining what works and what does not work.
Abstract | PDF 7 MB
Evaluation of the Demonstration Project To Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Atlanta-Fulton County (March 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 301 pages, NCJ 226610.
This research documented the nature and extent of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Atlanta-Fulton County (Georgia), conducted a process evaluation of the effort to address commercial sexual exploitation of children in the county, and coordinated the sharing of lessons learned with a similar New York evaluation project conducted jointly by the Center for Court Innovation and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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Victim Impact: Listen and Learn Curriculum (February 2009)
OVC, 286 pages, NCJ 224257.
This OVC-funded curriculum is geared toward helping offenders to become aware of the impact that crime has on victims and then to take responsibility and make amends for their actions. The online-only curriculum consists of 13 units, built around 10 core crime topics: property crime, assault, robbery, hate and bias, gang violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drunk and impaired driving, and homicide, plus chapters on implementing the program, the victim experience and making amends to victims. Victims and survivors speak about their experiences in the accompanying video clips.
Abstract | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 1) | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 2) | PDF (Participant Workbook) | HTML
Domestic Assaults by Juvenile Offenders (November 2008)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 8 pages, NCJ 219180.
This report analyzes data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Incident-Based Reporting System by a large sample of law enforcement agencies from 30 States.
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Teen Dating Violence: A Closer Look at Adolescent Romantic Relationships (October 2008)
NIJ, Article, 8 pages, NCJ 224089.
This article examines research sponsored by the U.S. Justice Department's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in order to present a gender-based analysis of teen dating violence with a developmental perspective, with attention to how adult and adolescent romantic relationships differ.
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